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April Noto

Position: Special Education Teacher
School: Giant City School
School District: Giant City CCSD130
City, State: Carbondale, IL

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April Noto was nominated by a colleague who wishes to remain anonymous.

Mrs. Noto works hard every day to ensure that her students make as much progress as they can each school year. She goes out of her way to teach beyond the basics of reading and math. She offers field trips for her students to go shopping and banking to help them learn life lessons and become prepared for the real world. Mrs. Noto often gives up her lunch periods to tutor students or help those who don't qualify for special education services. Throughout it all, she also finds time to handle her own children's chronic health issues.

"April works diligently, contributes beyond the regular school day, and demonstrates the true care that students need!" her nominator said.

Comments (4)

Melissa Mott Posted over a year ago

Mrs. Noto has went above and beyond to not only help my son but MANY other children. Our school is truly blessed to have a teacher like her.

Kelly Sanders Posted over a year ago

She changes lives every day. Ms. Noto is a beautiful person inside and out. Her optimism and character is a contagious gift to our students and our school.

Sarah Honza Posted over a year ago

This is one of the most well deserved nominations. I have worked with April for 10 years. April's dedication to her students and her profession is amazing.

Lori Martin Posted over a year ago

Mrs. Noto is a great advocate for her students and someone that truly cares. Giant City School is lucky to have amazing faculty like April who go above and beyond every day.