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Who Are The Best Teachers in Melrose?

For this week's Patch Picks, we want you to nominate your favorite teachers and tell us why they're tops.

We try to put the spotlight on some deserving Melrose kids each week with our . This week, however, we're swinging that spotlight around and pointing it back in the other direction.

For this week's , we want to know: Who is your favorite teacher in Melrose?

Nominations aren't limited to only teachers, but also extends to teachers at , and any other teachers who spend their days educating students from Melrose.

In the comments below, tell us who these teachers are and why they deserve some recognition. We'll compile everybody's nominations into next Thursday's Patch Picks column.

Katherine kennedy September 24, 2011 at 01:01 PM
Marlene was also an involved member of The Melrose Human Rights Commission for five years as a representative of the Melrose Public School District and also wrote a children's book celebrating President Lincoln's Birthday which served as a fundraiser for the Lincioln School PTO.
Deb Walz September 28, 2011 at 11:06 PM
Lisa lord. Mhs history. She is amazing. Supportive understanding and always available. Through this past year she 150% supported my daughter through her first year of high school during her medical challenge. She also brings in some of our veterans to speak about the different wars during their time. What a great way to learn. She has also been a great resource for this family while we learn who our daughter is becoming after brain surgery. I personally cannot thank her enough for giving of herself to so many.
Daniel DeMaina September 29, 2011 at 01:26 AM
Thank you Deb!
Michelle Manley Caez September 30, 2011 at 03:37 PM
Andrea Serino, the Franklin ECC. My older daughter was severely delayed in mutliple areas and had never connected with a person other than family and her Early Intervention Coordinator. She met Andrea and immediate connected-and FLEW into her arms the first day of PreK in Sept 2008. She spent 2 years under Andrea's care and went from a child we suspected was autistic to a totally engaged and animated little girl. She is now in 1st grade, testing above her grade level and has gone from a very detailed IEP with many services to just needing OT/PT! I have seen Andrea work her magic on many other children with all levels of abilities. When my youngest child was ready for PreK this year, we requested she be placed in Andrea's capable hands. She is that rare gem of a person who has found their true calling. She instills her joy, patience, sense of humor and love of learning into all the children lucky enough to have her and gives them a solid foundation that will guide them well throughout their lives. She was even able to put this anxious Mom's heart at ease! Besides all of that, she is just a wonderful person who is ajoy to be around!
Daniel DeMaina September 30, 2011 at 03:40 PM
Thanks very much Michelle! Unfortunately, the article already ran yesterday: http://melrose.patch.com/articles/the-best-teachers-in-melrose I'd encourage you to post your comment over on that article as well.

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