Joy Burgio, Hoover Middle School Teacher Aide
Joy Burgio uses the utmost professionalism when working with students and seeks out knowledge to understand all of their needs. She communicates regularly with the parents and is always there for the students for whom she serves as personal aide. In working with many English Language Learners last year, she focused in on the newest ELLs who had no English skills. She would create meaningful activities for them to make the academic content less frustrating. She is a champion for these kids and I was so excited about her dedication to students. She also assisted the students who needed a nudge in the right direction, whether it be emotional or scholastic.