Daniel Casamassa, a fifth grade teacher at Pulaski Street Elementary School in the Riverhead Central School District, has been named one of three finalists in the K-5 category of the Teachers Federal Credit Union’s favorite teacher contest.
Casamassa earned the honor after student Dylan Doucette submitted an essay to the contest that praised his teacher. Casamassa is touted as a teacher who inspires his students both in and out of school, keeping them motivated through rewards and annual reunions.
Community members can vote for Casamassa as a top teacher through May 3 at https://www.teachersfcu.org/nominate-teacher
The top winner will earn a $1,500 grant for their classroom.