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St. Francis Catholic School Teacher Recipient of 2008 Outstanding Educator Award

Resource Teacher Patricia Girlametto, St. Francis Catholic School is the recipient of the 2008 Outstanding Educator Award. The award was presented to Miss Girlametto in the gymnasium at the school packed with students, parents, peers and well-wishers. Also on hand for the presentation were her parents Elsa and Virginio Girlametto.

March 26, 2009 - The Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury has selected Patricia Girlametto, a resource teacher at St. Francis Catholic School as the recipient of its 2008 Outstanding Educator Award.

Ms. Girolametto has been teaching for 25 years, primarily in the field of Special Education. She is being recognized for her "above and beyond" effort and enthusiasm in the classroom and for making a difference in the lives of many students. This prestigious award reflects the sentiments of not only the Sudbury Catholic District School Board, but also its students, parents and other educators with respect to the importance of her contributions.

"This award recognizes unwavering commitment and achievement, while supporting students with learning disabilities, as they strive to succeed at school and in life," Ryan Minor, Chair of the Association's Board of Directors.

"Ms. Girolametto has been a leader within the school," states Lorrie Petryna, principal of St. Francis Catholic School. "With assistance from Cambrian College Glenn Crombie Centre, she provides opportunities for her students to work within their own grade level, using technology.”



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