English Teacher Tops At MMS


EnglishTeachers_042915AThis past fall, the eighth grade team from Manhasset Middle School’s English Department was honored by the New York State English Council. The team received a “Program
of Excellence” award. This award is presented to exemplary English Language Arts programs, which support creative instruction and learning, and that have been in place for at least three years.
The award was presented in Albany at the 64th annual Conference of the New York State English Council, a professional association of educators in English Studies, Literacy and Language Arts.
In addition to receiving this prestigious award, given to only six programs in New York State, the eighth grade team was invited to present at the organization’s annual conference. The title of their presentation was “Exploring Character Development with Charles Dickens and the Common Core.”

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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.


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