May 10, 2012
Newburgh, NY -
Greco, a graduate of Mount Saint Mary College, will appear on the
morning television show “Live! with Kelly” Monday, May 14, as one
of five national finalists in the show’s Top Teacher Search.
Greco, a special education teacher at John F. Kennedy Middle
School in Bethpage, NY, was selected from viewer nominations.
During the week of May 14, viewers will vote for a favorite.
“Ms. Greco is responsible for numerous students with various
special needs and she devotes the same amount of dedication to each
child as if they are the only one she is working with,” wrote
Denise Ingenito, a student’s mother, in her letter nominating
Ingenito added, about a special activity Greco organized, “It
has been incredible to watch children with various disabilities
beam with confidence with hundreds of their peers and teachers
cheering them on.”
Greco commented: “Mount Saint Mary College was instrumental in
making me the teacher I am today. The Mount gave me the foundation
of my teaching career academically and inspired me to be a teacher
who really cares and takes interest in her students. The Mount’s
small class size helped me thrive, and professors took an interest
in both academic success and the family each student left