Amy Mastroianni, a teacher at Harmon Elementary School in the South-Western City School District was named the 2013 Conservation Teacher of the Year at the recent Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District annual meeting.
The Conservation Teacher of the Year Award is given each year to an educator in a Franklin County school district who goes "above and beyond" to bring environmental experiences to his or her students. The criteria considered includes immersing students in environmental awareness, especially with a focus on the conservation of local natural resources; using the outdoors as a learning environment; developing professionally through environmental education workshops and seminars; and having a profound dedication to teaching and students.
Mastroianni recently received certification as a Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages. At the end of last school year she left the conventional classroom and this year is a TESOL instructor for the elementary grades.