Shelly Peck is a special education teacher for Capital Region BOCES. She is currently based in Niskayuna Central School District. She works tirelessly to create the most dynamic education opportunities for our children. She arrives early every day and rarely leaves on time to make certain the classroom is run in the most efficient manner I have ever seen. She manages to meet not only the children’s academic needs, but also their social and emotional needs. The progress I have seen in these children over the years, I feel, is directly related to her ability to perform as a teacher at the highest level. If more teachers followed her lead (and I am sure many of them do) more children would leave their rooms totally prepared to face the world and ready to take on whatever comes their way!
(Shelly Peck is a member of Capital Region BOCES, her story was submitted by Catherine Nasser)