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Congratulations to Teacher of the Year, Caterina Dawson!

For Immediate Release
PR201819-Teacher of the Year
February 4, 2019


Caterina Dawson is pictured with her family at the Teacher of the Year Celebration.


Glassboro High School Names Caterina Dawson as Teacher of the Year!


Congratulations to Caterina Dawson, Glassboro High School Teacher of the Year! Dawson started teaching in the Glassboro School District in September 2000.


She teaches Italian at Glassboro High School and has taught Spanish there as well.  She immerses students in both the language and traditions of Italy. If you’ve been to Glassboro’s Italian Festival, you’ve seen her Italian Club students march in the parade and perform authentic, Italian dances. Dawson and her students have performed at festivals throughout New Jersey and the Philadelphia area. They’ve even marched in Philadelphia’s Columbus Day parade!


In addition to this, Dawson has accompanied students to Italy, taught classes how to bake biscotti and pizzelles, and portrayed Befana for young children at the GHS Renaissance Pajama Party with Santa.


We thank her for going above and beyond for her students! Student Dawson will be honored at a County Luncheon in April and also at a Board of Education Meeting later in the school year.


Caterina Dawson is pictured with family and administrators.

Caterina Dawson (center) is pictured with her family (second from left through second from right), Dr. Mark Silverstein, superintendent (far left) and Dr. Danielle F. Sneathen, principal of GHS (far right). Family and administrators surprised Dawson with the Teacher of the Year Announcement and a celebration at a GHS faculty meeting.


A picture of her congratulations cake is shown here.

Above is the cake from the Teacher of the Year Celebration at Glassboro High School.