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Teacher Appreciation Week in Broome County

May 7, 2020 | Blog

Teachers have always and will always be admired. This week, National Teacher Appreciation Week, just gives us an excuse to show them a little more love!

In light of the changes due to COVID-19, teachers everywhere, especially Broome County, have been going above and beyond what it means to be a teacher.




Local Binghamton High School Physical Education teacher, Melinda Ligeikis, has proven to do just that. Melinda was struggling with ways to keep her students active, when she came up with the idea of posting daily activities to social media. Many of these at-home workouts can be done with things lying around the house! She even incorporates music to keep things upbeat. Her efforts were so well-liked, that she even was featured on Good Morning America!


Although not all of our teachers have the opportunity to get national fame, many are still being recognized locally for their amazing efforts. Broome-Tioga BOCES teacher, Shelly Monahan, and assistant principal, Vanessa Moschak, took their efforts beyond the classroom. Together, they launched the “Hospital Hero’s Program,” a program working to donate and deliver meals to frontline employees. Through their efforts, they have collaborated with local restaurants and volunteers to give out almost 2,000 meals to date. To all of the teachers, aids, and administrators at Broome-Tioga BOCES, thank you!

During this time, teachers have been frantically reworking their lesson plans to cater to the changing times. Their efforts to give quality education to the children of our community go unwavered, and deserve to be recognized.



As life goes on after you have graduated, you can still think back to a teacher that impacted your life. Take this opportunity to reflect, reach out, and tell a teacher how much you appreciate them and all that they do.

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