Meet the Berkley Teachers of the Year

These instructors embody dedication, creativity and compassion for their students.

Three school teachers were recently announced as the Berkley school district's Outstanding Teachers of the Year.

Teresa Ferrara, Stacie Angel and Nicole Farquhar will be honored at Oakland Schools on May 10 with other Oakland County teachers who also earned the annual recognition in their districts.

Following is information about each outstanding educator and why he or she was distinguished. The quotes were chosen from each awardee’s nomination packet.

Teresa Ferrara

  • School:
  • Subject: English
  • Nominated by: Principal Randy Gawal

“Teresa allows students the opportunity to engage fully in meaningful material and to take individual ownership of ideas. She is the utmost professional, working always for what is best for her students. Teresa leads by example and sets a high bar that is truly one to aspire to.”

Stacie Angel

  • School:
  • Subject: Language Arts
  • Nominated by: Principal Vince Gigliotti

"Stacie leads writers workshops at the middle school level as a literacy coach. Stacie’s leadership has been invaluable in unifying both middle levels and connecting with the high school. She is respected by her peers and adored by by her students. Stacie is truly an outstanding educator."

Nicole Farquhar

  • School: District consultant
  • Subject: Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Nominated by: Principal Beth Krehbiel

"She oversees the three ASD programs at Burton as well as the programs at the Middle and High Schools. Nicole has a gentle but direct way of helping the educational staff to understand the intricacies of autism which in turn helps the children be successful in an educational setting."

Alissa Malerman April 19, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Congrats Mrs. Farquhar! Thanks for doing so much for students with ASD, their teachers and their parents. Well deserved!!


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