04.28.15

IN PERSONAL MEETING, SCHUMER CONGRATULATES NEW YORK STATE 2015 TEACHER OF THE YEAR RECIPIENT, CHARLES GIGLIO OF GLOVERSVILLE – SCHUMER SAYS FULTON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER CONTINUES LONG-STANDING TRADITION OF EXCEPTIONAL WORK IN NY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Charles Giglio, Latin Teacher At Gloversville High School in Fulton County, Was Named NYS Teacher of the Year for 2015, Schumer Says: “Congratulatio!” To Gloversville Latin Teacher 

Schumer Congratulates Giglio & Says This Kind of Teaching Excellence Should Be Celebrated Across The Country

 

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today met with the recipient of the New York State 2015 Teacher of the Year award, Charles Giglio. In their meeting, Schumer congratulated him on this high distinction and thanked him for his outstanding work throughout his half-century career. Giglio, who teaches Latin at Gloversville High School in Fulton County, has enriched the lives of thousands of students since he began as a fifth grade teacher in Manhattan over fifty years ago. Since then, Giglio has taught English, theology, typing and now Latin at schools all over New York City, New Jersey, Staten Island and, ultimately, Upstate New York. Giglio has been credited with reviving the Latin Department at Gloversville High School and was in Washington, D.C. this week as part of the week-long Teacher of the Year celebration honoring outstanding educators across the country. Schumer said this is a fitting honor for an exemplary teacher who demonstrates the very best NYS public schools have to offer.

“When Charles Giglio started at Gloversville High School nine years ago, the Latin program was on life support and his job was to gradually phase it out. But, like every great teacher who has a true commitment to serving their students as best they can, he didn’t want to let his students down – so he single-handedly revived the department and made it one of the best in the district,” said Schumer. “That is just one story in a career filled with accomplishments that has spanned more than a half-century. Mr. Giglio has brightened the lives of thousands of students and I warmly say ‘Congratulatio!’ on this well-deserved recognition. He embodies the principle of docendo discimun* and I know he will continue to embody the rich tradition of excellence that New York’s public school teachers have come to define.”

*by teaching, we learn

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