Izzo5th grade ELA and Social Studies, Davison Avenue Intermediate School
Malverne, New York

Total years as a classroom teacher: 34

M.A. in Education Adelphi University 1986
B.A.in Sociology and Psychology SUNY at Stony Brook, NY 1977
2001- present Adelphi University Adjunct Faculty, Literacy Department,
Ammon School of Education
1992-present Malverne School District 1st, 4th, 5th grade
1983-1990 Island Park School District 7th, 8th grade Social Studies, Reading
1977-1982 West Hempstead School District 7th-12th grade Social Studies

2013 Lowell Milken Foundation Fellowship
2011- present Board of Directors member, National Network of State Teachers of the Year
2011, 2012 Teacher Representative, US Official Delegation, International Summit on the Teaching Profession
2008-present Foundation Officer, Adelphi University chapter of Phi Delta Kappa
2007 New York State Teacher of the Year
2005 Malverne School District Teacher of the Year

• Mrs. Izzo’s philosophy of education is what she knows to be true in her heart and what is supported by research: when treated with respect and having confidence in their abilities, students grasp the material being taught much more readily.

• Mrs. Izzo believes that the most productive relationship between a student and a teacher must be open, honest, and respectful. Teachers must see themselves as the chief learner in the classroom, modeling curiosity and perseverance.

“Mrs. Izzo is the only teacher that makes me love learning. She lets us know that she loves us and cares for us and wants us to be the best students we can be. She wants us to be on top and aim high in the world when we grow up. I think Mrs. Izzo is on a mission to turn us from fifth graders into scholars at the end of the school year. In fact, she always calls us ‘scholars.’”
— Jahzeel Caban, Student

“Mrs. Izzo’s dedication to her students, her exemplary knowledge of the teaching profession, and her pedagogical expertise is a rare combination of exceptional attributes over the course of an entire career.”
–Dr. James Hunderfund, Superintendent

“Mrs. Izzo’s commitment to the field of education abounds. She teaches her students at an instructional level seldom seen in the everyday classroom. Whether it is her work as an adjunct professor at Adelphi University or her service on a variety of state committees, Mrs. Izzo is also a devoted spokesperson for our students and teachers. She not only talks the talk, but she also walks the walk”
— Stacey Montemarano, Colleague