2021 Paraeducator of the Year Nomination Form

Past Para-Educator of the year Recipients

2020 Melody Philhower

2019 Melissa Curylo

2018 Melissa Balda

2017 Tammy Angeli

Photo of Paraeducator of the Year, Melody Philhower

Congratulations to the 2021 Paraeducator of the Year, Chris Porter, Paraeducator
serving the STARS program at Center School!


Chris Porter

2021 Para-educator of the Year

 We are proud to recognize the support Chris offers the children at Center and we look forward to honoring her throughout the year and in the fall at the annual East Hampton Public Schools Convocation on Tuesday, August 24th.

In addition to serving as a Paraeducator in the STARS program at the Center School, Chris is mother of an East Hampton High School graduate and has volunteered with the East Hampton High School PTO and Project Graduation committees.  She is described in her nomination packet as “the person you want on your side when times are tough.  She has the ability to stay calm and focused even in the most stressful situations.  She undertakes each and every task she does with a smile and positive attitude that is contagious.”

 Congratulations to Chris!


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