In Recognition of Mr. Anthony Grisillo Being Named Pennsylvania’s 2014 Teacher of the Yearby Representative Patrick Meehan
Posted on 2013-12-10
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Mr. MEEHAN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Mr. Anthony Grisillo,
who was honored by Governor Tom Corbett as Pennsylvania's 2014 Teacher
of the Year.
Mr. Grisillo has been teaching in the Rose Tree Media School District for 15 years and works with academically gifted students in kindergarten through 5th Grade. A winner of numerous other teaching honors, Mr. Grisillo has [[Page E1824]] brought innovative teaching methods to bear to help our students excel, including movie-making, robotics lessons and simulated NASA space missions. His students noted that Mr. Grisillo is a great teacher because he believes in his students and serves as a mentor to them. When asked to describe Mr. Grisillo in one word, students said he was ``inspirational,'' ``extraordinary'' and ``fun''--just what our teachers ought to be.
Mr. Grisillo is a graduate of West Chester University and holds a Master's Degree from Widener University.
Mr. Grisillo was one of four finalists from schools in Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District. Tracey Fritch of Rose Tree Media School District, Lori Gallagher of Hatboro-Horsham School District and Nicole Miletto of Hatboro-Horsham School District were also finalists for Pennsylvania's 2014 Teacher of the Year award.
Mr. Speaker, I honor Mr. Grisillo, Ms. Fritch, Ms. Gallagher, Ms. Miletto and all our educators for their dedication to our children and their tireless work to prepare them for the future.