DIS Celebrates Greatness

Teacher of the Year & Delran's Paraprofessional of the Year

Miss Cara Davis: Delran Intermediate School

We are truly pleased to announce Cara Davis as the Delran Intermediate School 2018 Teacher of the Year.

Miss Davis has been a dedicated professional at DIS since 2009. Cara holds numerous roles in the district including:

  • Level 1 Google Certified Educator

  • DHS musical director

  • Math Committee member

  • District Technology Committee member

  • SCIP Committee member

  • New teacher mentor

  • Professional development provider

  • Fourth Grade Teacher

Miss Davis is extremely enthusiastic and a positive asset here at DIS. She has an excellent rapport with her fourth grade students, and embraces positive behavioral supports in the classroom.

To quote a former student, “Miss Davis just really GETS me!” She works endlessly to meet the academic and emotional needs of her students.

Miss Davis has also cultivated a level of respect amongst her colleagues. She has developed resources to help teachers with ESL instruction. A large number of staff members have attended her sessions on how to use Google in their classrooms. Her knowledge is a vital resource as we move to a more technology-driven climate.

Having piloted My Math here at DIS, she has become a go-to person for her peers. Miss Davis lives life to the fullest, both inside and outside of the classroom. Her energy and passion are contagious! Congratulations Miss Davis on a job well done!

Jeanne Chiaccio - Paraprofessional

Jeanne Chiaccio has a heart of gold and is happiest and most fulfilled when she is “making a difference” and working in a position that provides her the opportunity to support students.

After teaching Kindergarten at St. Paul’s School in Burlington City for 26 years, her position was eliminated due to low enrollment. Jeanne could not imagine each day without children, so she accepted a position, in 2011, as a cafeteria aide at DIS. Because her strong teaching and management skills were extremely underutilized, she moved into the position of a district paraprofessional. Since 2012, Mrs. Chiaccio has successfully worked with several students, with varying disabilities, in the capacity of a one-on-one/classroom aide.

Mrs. Chiaccio, when working with a student, does all that she can to fully understand that student’s needs, provide unwavering support, and build a strong rapport. With whichever teacher Mrs. Chiaccio has worked, each has benefited by having someone who will do whatever is needed to support the teacher and the students to ensure that the classroom environment is optimal for learning.

Mrs. Chiaccio’s warm, peaceful yet high-spirited, child-centered ,and community minded ways enhance our school community; we are thrilled that she is part of our staff. So, we, at Delran Intermediate School, are truly pleased to announce Jeanne Chiaccio as the 2018 Paraprofessional of the Year.