Teacher of The Year: Mrs. Tami White!
Tami White has been a teacher at Poultney Elementary School for the past seven years. During this time she has achieved a Master’s Degree in mathematics, all the while supporting her students in their learning by being creative, innovative and kind. Tami understands the importance of building character and thus, provides a classroom environment which fosters responsibility, respect and empathy. Mrs. White has embraced new initiatives through the implementation of project-based learning which assists her students in taking ownership of their learning and identify their own strengths so that they may become confident in their ideas and beliefs. In addition to being highly revered by her students and parents, she is also a quiet leader amongst her peers, sharing resources and modeling new programs and practices. One of her best attributes, in addition to her sense of humor, passion and dedication that she brings to teaching, is that she is most reflective in her thinking, always striving to be the best and give the best to every child. Tami advocates for what children need and exemplifies professionalism and integrity.
Mr. Harrington has been teaching at Poultney Elementary School for 24 years. For several years Mr. Harrington taught 6th grade, but has also taught 5/6 and 4/5. Currently Mr. Harrington is the 5/6 Social Studies and Science teacher.
Mr. Harrington’s passion is social studies, specifically the Vermont History Day and National History Day competitions. He has been the NHD advisor at Poultney Elementary and Poultney High School for 16 years and his students have qualified for nationals 16 years in a row. Mr. Harrington has also worked for NHD as the Behring Teacher Ambassador for Vermont.
Mr. Harrington has twice been the University of Vermont Teacher of the Year for the district, has been named the Rutland County and State of Vermont VFW History Teacher of the Year, the National History Day Kenneth Behring Teacher of the Year for Vermont and the James F. Harris National History Day Teacher of the Year for Vermont.
Mr. Harrington lives in Hartford, New York with his wife Cathy, son Terrence and dogs Chloe and Maddie.
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