Staples teacher takes home a Pellerin award

Margaux MacColl, A&E Editor

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Last Thursday, on May 1st, Rob Rogers, a social studies teacher, was one of two teachers awarded the Pellerin Classroom Teacher Award.

According to the website, the award is given to “a classroom teacher who […] establishes an instructional partnership with the library media specialist.”

Rogers was nominated by Robin Stiles, a member of the library department.

In order to qualify for this award, a teacher must go the extra length to incorporate library media specialists into their classroom. Rogers worked with his 9th grade global classes to help teach them more about technology.

Rogers says the award is important because it helps “further the knowledge that librarians are more of a resource than just people who help with books.”

As a recipient of this award, Rogers receives a one year membership in the Connecticut Association of School Librarians and a plaque. He also gets to co-write an article with Stiles for the Connecticut Association of School Librarians about the collaboration.

The award ceremony was held at a dinner in Milford, where nine other teachers were honored as well.

Rogers says that “teachers that go and utilize the library media specialists is something to be honored.”