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Throughout the year, this special feature will shine the light on teachers and staff who do exceptional things
for our students, and go above and beyond each and every day.


This week, the spotlight is on William Stento!


This week’s Teacher Spotlight is focused on RJK Middle School 7th grade science teacher Mr. William Stento. He has been part of the Monticello Central School District team for more than 11 years.

"Mr. Stento is a great example of the dedicated, creative educator for which Monticello is known. Folks pointed out to me that Mr. Stento's tenacity makes him stand out," said Superintendent of Schools Tammy Mangus.

Mr. Stento is being recognized for his innovative and energetic approach to introducing and implementing the iPad mobile learning initiative in the middle school. Not only does he demonstrate to his students all that the iPad has to offer  to enhance his classroom lessons, he has also taken a leadership role with his peers.

"The iPad program requires teachers to think differently about how instruction occurs in the classroom. It is a tall order to maximize its effectiveness, manage the process and improve instruction, while trying to balance common core, committee work and the general operation of being a classroom teacher, but Mr. Stento does it all," said Executive Director of Instructional Technology Shelley Rossitto.

"Mr. Stento is a wonderful example of being 'greater than the average," said RJK MS Principal Nicole Horler. "He is engaged, thoughtful and insightful when it comes to implementing the iPad initiative in Monticello. He has taken a leadership role with his colleagues and is generous with his time, knowledge and expertise."

Congratulations, Mr. Stento!



We applaud you for being greater than the average!