Cynthia Cavallo, a third grade teacher at Kramer Lane Elementary School in the Bethpage School District, was recently selected as the Nassau County winner in the fifth annual Above and “BEE”yond Teacher Essay Contest. Ms. Cavallo was nominated by her student Angelina Kucica, who wrote an essay outlining the ways she feels supported and motivated by her teacher.
“Ms. Cavallo is a great teacher and always helps us learn new things,” Angelina said. “She’s really nice and understanding.”
Ms. Cavallo reflected on the challenging year and how rewarding it is to be recognized.
“I am incredibly honored and so very humbled to have won this prestigious award,” she said. “In a school year when every day is a new challenge, the thought of even being nominated is an honor. I am forever grateful for teaching in the most amazing school district with the best students and families.”
The Above and “BEE”yond contest is being offered at Applebee’s restaurants in Long Island that are owned and operated by local franchisee Doherty Enterprises. The contest recognizes the top teachers from Nassau and Suffolk counties and rewards them with a $500 sponsorship check and an end-of-year class party.