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A+ Award Recipient at Neuqua Valley

Reported by on 3/15/19

The Indian Prairie Educational Foundation and District 204 honored John Gelsomino, media teacher at Neuqua Valley High School, with the A+ Award.

You can watch the A+ Award team’s surprise visit to recognize Gelsomino for “Making a Difference” at A+ Award video.

Student Erin Kuehner nominated Gelsomino and credits him with helping her find her passion in media and filmmaking. She described him as collected, sympathetic, and generous. “Mr. G’s passion for teaching students is unmatched. There is a certain bond he creates with his media students. He is the perfect idealization of a teacher, to a point where he’s not someone I see for one period a day, but a mentor, and a friend,” Kuehner said.

Gelsomino shared that he thoroughly enjoys teaching. “Sometimes just being able to be there to listen and maybe give some advice is what I try to do,” Gelsomino said.

Wells Fargo Advisors is partnering with IPEF and District 204 to help recognize one staff member each month for making a difference for students. To celebrate these outstanding staff members, Wells Fargo Advisors is donating $500 for the staff member to use in his or her school.

You can nominate a staff member at A+ Award.

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