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Leo F. Giblyn

Celebrating Success Award Recipient

This year’s Celebrating Success will go to Carissa Grimaldi, First Grade Dual Language Teacher for a “work ethic that doesn’t quit!” Last year, Carissa went through personal pain and suffering as she cared for her sick mother who eventually passed. During very difficult time, Carissa was sleeping in the hospital and then coming to work in the morning. This never kept her from meeting her professional responsibilities. Carissa is a kind hearted professional who shows her love of teaching in everything she does. She gets in early in the morning and stays well beyond her work hours; in many cases after 8:00 pm to plan with her partner teacher and prepare for her students. Carissa cares about her students and her school. She is first to volunteer for school-wide activities PARP, Parent University, school plays and many other activities that bridge home and school. She is most definitely deserving of this recognition.