Mrs. Argy Darakos Receives Award for Excellence
Osborne Elementary School Academic Specialist, Mrs. Argy Darakos, was presented with an Award for Excellence at the legislative school board meeting on Monday, April 23, 2018. School Board Director Mrs. Marna Blackmer presented a proclamation which includes the following:
The Quaker Valley School District proudly presents this Award for Excellence to Argyro Darakos. In 1998, “Argy” was awarded a professional contract with the Quaker Valley School District. Early in her 20 years of teaching, she emerged as a natural leader.
Having already earned a master’s degree, she continued to develop her craft. In 2001, she received certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. In 2002, she presented to the school board on effective reading instruction at the elementary level.
For the 2004/2005 school year, she was selected for the prestigious “teacher on loan” program at Duquesne University, where she instructed a graduate course on elementary school science teaching methods. She also taught social studies and science methods in the “Educated Citizenry” block of their undergraduate “leading teacher” program. She has been described by her colleagues as “exciting,” “validating,” “inspiring” – and as a “consummate professional.”
For her dedication to the art of teaching, and service to our students, we congratulate Ms. Argyro Darakos on receiving this, the 19th annual Quaker Valley Award for Excellence.:
Congratulations, Mrs. Darakos!
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