Some teachers think out of the box, and they reach out beyond the walls of the classroom. They take their job and make it a vocation and these we can call them Super Teachers. Since the lottery which you play actually finances many educational programs and special programs, the Virginia Lottery is recognizing the great work of 8 teachers across the state. One of those amazing super teachers is Megan Beatty Gaeta, a special education teacher at Robinson Secondary in Fairfax. Mega lottery
The Lottery received more nearly 1,200 Super Teacher nominations statewide and more than 100 in the northern Virginia area. Megan Beatty Gaeta is the fifth of eight public school teachers to receive the Super Teacher Award for 2012. Three more surprise presentations will occur this spring, and each winner represents one of eight geographic regions of the state.
Gregg Komitsky, Megan’s supervisor, nominated Megan because of her success with “her ongoing classroom project, Packaged With Care (PWC).” In his nomination essay, Gregg Komitsky also praises her ability to teach students and help those in need. He wrote, “I believe Mrs. Gaeta deserves this recognition due to the phenomenal success she has had forming partnerships through outreach with parents, businesses, and community organizations while teaching students important life skills and empathy through providing assistance to community members in need.”
Not every day can you encounter teachers like Mrs. Gaeta who goes out of her way to understand her students but also do whatever is in her hands to help those in need. This type of dedication is what our society needs. Somehow each teacher chosen for the Super Teacher Award features a teacher that exemplifies different qualities. For example Hampton Teacher was recognized for his passion in Chemistry, Physics and Engineering and the way that he passes this onto the next generations.
As for Mrs. Gaeta, it is more than admirable that she is the type of teacher who teaches with her program that the power of the community lies in each one and that if you develop life skills paired with ethics there will always be a way to make life better.