2018 Outstanding Teachers & Teaching Assistants

ICS is proud to be honoring our 2018 Outstanding Teachers and Teaching Assistants from Lavelle Prep Upper, Lavelle Prep Elementary, and New Ventures.

This year’s honorees are:

  • Daniel Gonzalez (Outstanding TA – Lavelle Upper)
  • Marilyn Leblanc (Outstanding Teacher – Lavelle Upper)
  • Alison Bologna (Outstanding Teacher – Lavelle Elementary)
  • Paola Silva (Outstanding TA – Lavelle Elementary)
  • Samantha Rampulla (Outstanding TA – New Ventures)
  • Amanda Pullano (Outstanding Teacher – New Ventures)

Pictured left to right: Daniel Gonzalez, Marilyn Leblanc, Alison Bologna, Paola Silva, Amanda Pullano and Samantha Rampulla.

Of the award, Alison Bologna says, “Receiving an “Outstanding Teacher of the Year” award is truly an honor. Working with an outstanding staff helped to develop my expertise in the field. I have been working at ICS for 4 years now, and the knowledge obtained has been invaluable. Apart from my family, there are numerous mentors, coaches, and teachers  who helped me get to where I’m at today.  Going forward, I intend to be Outstanding Teacher of the Year because it will impact my students and colleagues. I look forward to many more years of being part of the ICS family.”

Paola Silva echoes her sentiment, sharing, “I feel honored to be receiving “Outstanding Teacher Assistant Award” for 2017-2018. I feel extremely blessed to be working at ICS for almost 2 years now. Everyone has made me feel beyond welcomed. Essentially, my colleagues are like family and they play a big part in the reception of this award, as well as my family at home who have always supported me. I have always felt that ICS has taught me that my passion will always be well spent and rewarded. I look forward to being part of ICS for many more years to come.”

Proud to be a part of the “Stingray family” at New Ventures, Samantha Rampulla reflects on this academic year saying, “Being honored as outstanding teacher assistant of the year for New Ventures is a privilege. It is humbling to know how highly my coworkers think of me. This year has been challenging, exciting, influential and rewarding. Most of all, it has been one of the most valuable learning experiences I have ever had. I am truly blessed to be a part of an outstanding school, work with incredible staff and influence exceptional students. New Ventures is truly a unique school to work for and has created an extraordinary school culture that I am proud to be a part of and help develop. I truly admire, appreciate and love my stingray family.”