Julie Gordon was nominated by her colleague, Melanie Stapler.
Mrs. Gordon makes a tremendously beneficial difference in the lives of students with her calm demeanor, quiet support, and positive reinforcement. She has continued the "No Place for Hate" campaign begun by her school's previous counselor with aplomb. Her willingness to lend a hand is a significant indicator of her servant leader's heart. Her commitment to providing a nurturing, positive atmosphere for students is evident in the programs she plans and their impact on students.
"We have been called a 'private school' within the public school setting because of the quality and caliber of our school," said Gordon. "Ithica has a fine reputation as a supportive learning environment for all students. Mrs. Gordon's contributions help maintain the Ithica climate. She is truly an asset to our school and our students' growth as citizens."