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 INT Celebrates Teacher of the Year!


Two INT teachers, Christi Cartwright (ESL) and Mary DeFelice (ELA), were nominated for the Teacher of the Year awards presented by the Rotary Club. It was a great night for INT, who took home the Rising Star award, presented to Christi Cartwright, for “consistently pushing the limit in regard to what constitutes high standards in ESL instruction and for being a tireless advocate for ELs.” Christi’s curriculum design approach, along with her instructional focus on highly-engaging and highly- rigorous strategies, have brought the INT professional community to a completely new level. Her incessant quest for innovation--also recognized recently by the Linda Schulman Award and the SEL Innovation Award--is visible in all aspects of her work.

While a very humble person, Mary DeFelice’s talents are well-known among her colleagues and students who often refer to her as "Miss Cookie," which highlight, the strong relationship she forms with students. Her well-prepared classes undoubtedly illustrate her knowledge of second language acquisition and instruction,as well as her drive to share her passion for language and literature with her newly arrived students.

Congratulations, Christi and Mary! We are proud to be your colleagues, here, at INT!