LifeChanger of the Year Nominee Profile

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George Pagano

Position: Speech Teacher
School: Middle School 88
School District: New York City Department of Education #15
City, State: Brooklyn , NY

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George Pagano was nominated anonymously.

Mr. Pagano has been a LifeChanger for the many students he has worked with over the past 22 years he has spent in education. He's a committed and passionate speech teacher. He empowers his students to believe in themselves and seek their potential. Mr. Pagano always strives to develop captivating activities and lessons that target his students' goals and help them improve their academic and language skills. His teaching practice is backed by experience and evidence-based approaches. He has been honored by the UFT Speech Chapter for his work with middle school-aged students and his contributions to the school community.

Mr. Pagano is committed to creating a positive, nurturing atmosphere among his students and co-workers. His talents, patience, and guidance are evident in all that he does. His leadership within the speech department at his school has been apparent throughout his career. Many seek his advice, which he gives willingly, as he has served as a mentor for new speech teachers and those entering the field. He is committed and passionate about his work, and he has proven to be a change maker for his students and colleagues.