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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

State VFW Honors Milford Teacher

Joan Mancini, who teaches kindergarten at Orange Avenue School, will represent the State of Connecticut at the National VFW competition in March. She will be honored at the State VFW Convention at the Rocky Hill Marriott in June.
"The news not only represents a well deserved honor for State Teacher of the Year Jon Mancini, but once again shows the commitment of the Milford school system to instilling the values of citizenship, and promoting America’s history, traditions, and institutions. We are very proud of Milford's teachers and students" -- Greg Smith, VFW District Commander for New Haven County.

"I am very proud that Joan Mancini has been named State VFW Grade K-5 Teacher of the Year. This is the second year in a row a teacher nominated by Devon Post 7788 has achieved the distinction of being named a VFW State Teacher of the Year. Last year Tom Acri from West Shore Middle School won that award in the Grades 6-8 category. Ms. Mancini instills in her students a love of country at a very early age and teaches her kindergartners patriotic songs, introduces veterans and servicemen to her class, and instructs the children about important holidays such as Flag Day and Veterans Day. She is a very dedicated teacher and patriot. We are so lucky to have teachers of her caliber in Milford." -- Post Commander Robert Paddock

"Ms. Mancini is so deserving of this award. She has taught in the Milford School System for over 35 years, and I am so happy her dedication to her students and her country is being recognized and celebrated. She was nominated by Carole Swift, the principal of Orange Avenue Elementary School, who explained how Ms. Mancini teaches her young students about our servicemen, our veterans, important figures in American history and important holidays, and how she weaves them into her classes by teaching patriotic songs and acting out plays. We are so proud of Ms. Mancini and wish her much success as she now competes against other teachers around the country for the title of National Teacher of the Year."-- Post Ladies Auxiliary President Nancy Paddock


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