School administrators F. Salazar and H. Tmimi presenting the teacher of the year award to Elisabeta Greca/
Albanian-American teacher, Elisabeta Greca, was honored on Wednesday, June 24th with teacher of the year award at New World High School, a high performing school in New York City.
The award was presented by Principal Fausto Salazar. Assistant principal, H. Tmimi said, “As a result to her long-term commitment to our students, to the mission of our school, and to the profession of teaching, we would like to present to Ms. Greca the teacher of the year award.”
Ms. Elisabeta Greca, who holds dual certification in TESOL and English Language Arts, first joined New World High School as a student teacher during the academic year 2007-2008, where she continues to work as a teacher today.
Elisabeta was born and raised in Albania. When she came to the United States, she learned English, enrolled at an undergraduate program, and successfully completed a bachelor degree. She entered a master’s program in TESOL at Hunter College. In the spring of 2008, Elisabeta earned the master’s degree fulfilling all the requirements for a New York State teaching certificate in TESOL; and a few years later, she pursued a second certificate in English Language Arts.
Tmimi said that since she joined New World High School, Ms. Greca has shown a strong commitment to the students, to the school, and to the teaching profession. She always shows a genuine care and respect for her students. In return, her students continually exhibit a love for learning and respect for one another.
Tmimi said that Ms. Greca has participated in many school-wide programs during the school and after school. She served as a member of the ESL/ELA curriculum committee, working closely with other teachers, to align curriculum with the Common Core Standards, while maintaining the curriculum relevant and meaningful to all students.
The award was presented during the graduation ceremony in front of students, parents, and educators.(MG)