Mary started her career with Beecher in 1999/00 as a Grade 6 substitute teacher. Mary gives generously of her time and talents in the service of others and has a work ethic that is second to none. She is one of the first to volunteer and to help in getting something done and serves on numerous school committees and is actively involved in summer curriculum writing. Mary is a teacher who loves her work and her passion for children and teaching is apparent in everything she does. She is kind, respectful, nurturing and genuinely adored by her students. Among her other strengths, Mary is a team player, dedicated professional and respected by administrators, colleagues, children and parents alike. In every school there are the stalwarts who are the backbone of a professional faculty. They seek not fame or glory but only to do their job in the most professional and responsible manner. Mary is such a person. She models the wonderful qualities and practices of those teachers whom children will remember long after they complete their schooling. No school or district is at its best without those who, like Mary, lead in a personal, caring and dedicated way. Mary has earned the recognition and the honor of this distinction as the Woodbridge Teacher of the Year for 2019/20.
Superintendent Robert Gilbert, Beecher Road School Principal, Analisa Sherman; Mary Vincitorio, State Representative Themis Klarides and State Senator George Logan.