This winter, Faber Elementary School selected as their Teacher of the Year, Stacey Malinowski and as their Support Person of the Year, Ana Torres.
Malinowski teaches English Language Learners (ELL students). According to Faber principal Gary Lubisco, Jr., “Ms. Malinowski is an excellent teacher, she is always there for any staff member or student, no question or problem is too big or small for her to help out with. She is a great person to work with.” Although Malinowski has been working primarily at Faber School for 17 years, she also taught at the higher grade levels earlier in her career, when there were fewer students speaking English as a second language. She also hosts the annual Multicultural Night which brings staff and students together to learn about different countries and sample food from the countries the staff and students represent.
Torres has worked at Faber for six years as both a translator and an instructional assistant. According to a fourth-grade student: “Mrs. Torres is great. When she was in my classroom, she always took the time to help me when I needed help.”