Staff from Resurrection School honored retired science teacher, Dianne Connelly, at the One Room School House on May 15 for her 18 years of service to Resurrection School, and her fifty year teaching career spent introducing students to the world of science.
San Jose State’s Connie Lurie College of Education, and its Alumni Board, recognizes, and honors, teachers who have made a difference.
The old “cloak room” in the school house has been turned into a gallery of plaques which are inscribed with honored teachers’ names, and individual biographies are placed in a binder for all to read.
Ms. Connelly’s knowledge of the science curriculum, her organizational skills, and her passion to teach allowed her to provide creative hands-on experiments to truly engage students.
She brought a sense of “fun” to science while making the “scientific investigation” a true learning experience for her students. Students were continually encouraged to discover the daily wonders of science and how applicable it is in their day-to-day lives, and students continue to recognize her for instilling a solid scientific foundation.
School staff attended the ceremony to honor Ms. Connelly and eleven other distinguished teachers at San Jose’s History Park bringing Ms. Connelly’s career full circle.