Bella Poliner of the 192/193 Program is the 2013 nominee for the Outstanding Teacher Recognition Program.
Dedication, commitment, and passion are the three words synonymous with Bella Poliner. Bella exemplifies the highest level of teaching qualities. It is an honor to nominate Bella, a Compensatory Education and Supplemental Instruction teacher, for the Bergen County Teacher/Educational Services Professional Recognition Program, representing Bergen County Special Services, 192-193 program.
Bella has boundless energy and enthusiasm. She services more than 150 students each year and always has the attitude, “I can and you can”. She adores her profession and students, while imparting extensive knowledge to them, not only in classroom skills, but in life skills, as well.
Bella’s passions for learning and teaching are demonstrated by the endless hours she puts into her lesson plans, pre-reading novels her students need to read, researching materials for her lesson plans in various topics, diversifying the material to meet individual needs, consulting with faculty and colleagues on a regular basis, and making sure new technology is incorporated into the lessons. Keeping on the cutting edge of new concepts and technology is a priority of Bella’s. In addition, Bella is a very dedicated participant in school and parent meetings, workshops and seminars in order to keep abreast of current material.
Bella wears many hats. As a dedicated wife and mother, she is the rock of her family. When you are her friend, you are signed on for life. No matter what the situation is, Bella will always see her cup as half full. This positive attitude is always imparted to her students. Before coming to Special Services 9 years ago, Bella’s professional career had many facets. She was a nursery school teacher, owned her own business, had office managerial positions, worked at Huntington Learning Center, and practiced as a pediatric nurse. All these respected professions defined Bella as an extremely diverse person, and most importantly, created an amazingly qualified Master Teacher.
Bella is one of the most respected teachers at the 192-193 program. She has a positive and loving attitude and imparts this to her students and colleagues. Bella is a credit to her profession and an inspiration to us all.