Mr. Robert Fragione, Music and Band teacher at the Amity Middle School in Bethany, was selected by The Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) as the recipient of the CAS 2018-2019 Middle Level Educator of the Year Award. Chosen from among several outstanding educators, Mr. Fragione’s strong connections with his students, positive energy, passion for his profession, and willingness to share his expertise with others have earned him this award. When his colleagues asked him how he “survives” middle school, he responded, “Honestly, I cannot picture myself anywhere else. Where can you work and influence the young minds that will be our future leaders? Their zany and unpredictable ways keep me laughing and remind me that we are all young at heart and learning as we age.”
Rob’s love for teaching impacts both his students and colleagues. He is a credit to his profession and to Amity Middle School in Bethany. Rob was recognized for this achievement at the Amity Regional School District No. 5 Board of Education meeting on Monday, September 17th.
Left to right: Donna Schilke, CAS Assistant Executive Director; Robert Fragione, Amity Middle School Bethany Band/Music teacher