S/W Teacher Named 2018 – 2019 Gloucester County Teacher of the Year

VANESSA PACCIONE

SWEDESBORO — Vanessa   Paccione   has   been   named the 2018-2019 Gloucester County Teach Of The Year. She is the first Teacher Of The Year from the Swedesboro/Woolwich School District.

Paccione has been teaching   art   in   the   district   for 14   years.  She   attained   a   Bachelor   of   Fine Arts   from   the   Tyler School of Art, Temple University and a Master of Arts in Art Education from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

She received an award for excellence in academic achievement for her graduate thesis research regarding the implementation of health and safety awareness and instructional strategies for art programs. Vanessa presents at the local, state and national levels on innovative approaches to   reforming   school   climate   and   culture   by   infusing   visuals   arts   as   an   essential component of instruction into anti-bullying programs.

She is passionate about building positive school   cultures   of   inclusivity   and   collaboration   and   wrote   her   district’s   character   education program. Vanessa   also   leads   the   district’s   energy   conservation   efforts   as   both the Sustainable Schools Coordinator and Energy Specialist for her district.

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