By Rick La Plante, New Haven Schools Public Information Officer
Mikey McKelvey, a seventh-grade teacher at Alvarado Middle School, has been selected as the New Haven Unified School Districtís Teacher of the Year, it was announced during the Board of Education meeting Tuesday night. Lenora Matthews, a campus monitor and noon supervisor at Searles Elementary, was named Classified Employee of the Year.
A New Haven teacher for 18 years, including 14 at AMS, Mikey McKelvey also serves as a coach for Writers Workshop, the Districtís research-based approach to literacy instruction. A member of the schoolís Instructional Leadership team, she also has served as a department head, a curriculum leader and a literacy coordinator, as well as on School Site Council, the Site-Based Decision-Making Team and the Curriculum Budget Committee. She is a National Board certified teacher in both English/language arts and social science/history.