The head of the Danbury High School English department has received the Master Teacher of Honor Award from Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education. Nicole Martone was recognized for experience, empathy, and attention to detail.
Since the award’s establishment in 2011, KDP has named a select few from around the world as Master Teachers of Honor. To earn this designation, an educator must have more than 15 years of classroom teaching experience; submit evidence of professional development, leadership, community service, and exceptional contributions to the education profession; and demonstrate a commitment to integrity and high standards in the classroom.
The award recognizes teachers of all levels, from early childhood instructors to university faculty members.
Martone has held active roles on several School Safety and Safe School Climate/Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports committees. She is part of the School Leadership Team at DHS and has been active in curriculum work, both as a developer and a contributor. Most recently, she served as facilitator of and contributor to the Grades 9–12 English Curriculum Revision and has provided department members with ongoing feedback and guidance.