Katherine Giordano was nominated by a family member, Antonio Francis.
Ms. Giordano has worked at the Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf since 1969. She spent her entire career as a teacher in the nursery, semi-retired, and is now working as an aide in the high school. This summer, Ms. Giordano is planning on retiring for good.
Ms. Giordano spreads her love to every student and teacher she has worked with.
"Her garage is full of teaching materials she has purchased over the years to help her students learn," Francis said. "Just yesterday, she stopped at a neighbor’s driveway to see if she could claim two toy cars to take to the nursery for her students."
Many of Ms. Giordano's nursery students are now high schoolers. They and their parents have showered her with affection for all the love and care she devoted to them over the years. Working now as a high school aide at age 70, Ms. Giordano continues to work with students, devoting all of her expertise and patience toward them.
"She has earned the title of a LifeChanger for many students in her teaching career," Francis said.