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South Country teacher named STANYS Science Teacher of Year

The South Country Central School District is pleased to announce that Kreamer Street Elementary School science teacher Gina Benzie has been named the 2019 recipient of the Suffolk Section of the Science Teachers Association of New York State Elementary Level Science Teacher of the Year Award.

According to STANYS, Ms. Benzi received this prestigious recognition based on her ability to provide students and teachers with programs and strategies for the advancement of science. She has not only promoted the enhancement of science education with distinction but has also earned the respect of her colleagues.

Ms. Benzi was honored by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Giani, the board of education and Principal Sean Clark during the May 22 board of education meeting. Mr. Clark said, “It is a real honor to have you on our staff and the whole Kreamer Kingdom is proud of you.”

Photo caption: Second from left, Kreamer Street Elementary School science teacher and 2019 STANYS Elementary level Science Teacher of the Year Gina Benzi, is pictured (l-r) South Country Central School District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Giani, Board of Education President Cheryl A. Felice and Principal Sean Clark.

Photo courtesy of the South Country Central School District

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