School #9E Chorus Teacher Wins National Award for Inspiring Joy

Erin Degnan, the chorus teacher at School #9E, was among 30 educators nationwide to be awarded a free vacation on Norwegian Cruiselines in connection with Teacher Appreciation Week, which was May 6-10, 2019. Beginning in March, the cruiseline encouraged the public to nominate and vote for educators who inspire joy in the classroom. Ms. Degnan was nominated by a parent of a School #9E student.

"It's very well-deserved," said Diane Provvido, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Research, when notified of the award for Ms. Degnan.

"She's dedicated, she really cares about her students and it's evident in the way that she teaches."