Professional of the Year - Elementary Education

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Joanne S. Calcagno

Title: Teacher, Retired
Industry: Education
Type of Organization: Board of Education
Major Product/Service: Education
Expertise: Ms. Calcagno is currently retired after teaching elementary education for 32 years. She specialized in kindergarten and fourth grade elementary instruction and curriculum development. In addition, she served as a computer cluster teacher. Since retiring, Mrs. Calcagno has written several children's books and has been published in teacher's magazines in recognition of the creative classrooms she created.
Geographic Area of Distribution: New York City, New York
Affiliations: National African American Museum; Charter Member, National September 11 Memorial Museum; Women's History Museum of Washington, DC; Contributor, John F. Kennedy Center; N.O.W.; A.A.U.W.
University/Degree: M.A. +45, Elementary Education, Queens College
Born: New York, New York
Hobbies/Sports: Piano, cooking, writing, watching old movies
Married: 1996
Work History: Mrs. Calcagno served as a teacher at P.S. 214 in Flushing, New York. She also worked in a nursery school.
Honors & Awards: Educator of the Year, Cambridge Who's Who, 2008
Published Works: 2 children's books, "Before Bullied After Friendship: A Boy's Quest For Hope" and "Raaof"; 1 adult book, "Finally an Answer"; 1 non-fiction book, "Rewind Fast Forward: A Practical Guide of the Transgender Student for Teachers"