John Renzo, a fifth-grade teacher at Holy Trinity School in Poughkeepsie, was named Teacher of the Month by iHeart Radio station Q92.1 April 4.
“I am blessed to work with a great staff who have been such positive influences and have taught me a lot. I am also greeted each day by students who are passionate about learning, which makes each day fun,” said Renzo, a parishioner of St. Martin de Porres in Poughkeepsie.
Fifth-grader Brett Buono nominated Renzo, a 16-year educator at Holy Trinity where he specializes in middle school social studies. Teachers from Dutchess, Orange and Ulster counties are nominated for the award in letters written by students.
“Mr. Renzo is a hardworking and reliable staff member who is always willing to lend a hand. He has a positive attitude which he brings into his teaching every day,” said Kathleen Spina, principal of Holy Trinity.