Fanwood Life Magazine Fanwood Life Magazine - Fall 2018 - Page 12

Congratulations, Retirees! EMMANUEL AZODEH Emmanuel, otherwise knows to staff members as “Emmy”, worked at Fanwood from 1986 till he officially retired in 2017. He took on many roles throughout his time here, working in both the Elementary and High School departments as an academic teacher, an art teacher and, most recently, the Physical Education teacher. Emmy also coached many sports teams through the years, including soccer, basketball and wrestling. He was the SBG/Jr. National Association for the Deaf advisor and taught ASL to the general public, in NYSD’s Wednesday Evening ASL Classes. For 30 years, Emmy truly was an asset to Fanwood!  GLORIA BOOKER Gloria began working at Fanwood as a Teacher in 1987 and officially retired in August of 2017.   With her Bachelor of Arts in Special Education, and her Masters in Deaf Education, she dedicated countless hours to the success of Fanwood students. For many years, she worked in the Pre School and Elementary School.  Later, she provided support in the Middle and High School as a Hispanic Resources Teacher.   Gloria was always willing to step outside her role as Teacher to help when there was a need.  She provided support to the students of Spanish-speaking families and often translated, if they or their families had last-minute needs.   Gloria always put the needs of the students first.  ELLEN MILLER Ellen began working at Fanwood in 1984 and officially retired in August of 2017. Ellen wore many hats over the years and was always taking on new roles, especially when it was for the benefit of the students. Her positions, included: Educational Evaluator, Speech Teacher, After School Program Leader, Guidance Counselor, and Scholastic Book Fair Coordinator. As a Guidance Counselor, she worked closely with students to help them with the college application process and other stressful senior year moments. As a Speech Teacher, Ellen worked one-on-one with students of all ages. Madeline Lima Also, proving that Ellen is always here for the students, after officially retiring, she continued to work two days a week in Fanwood’s Speech department, to accommodated some of our needs.     12