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Teacher of the Week!


Congratulations to Mrs. Julie Slayback, who teaches 3rd and 4th grade at the Newcomb Central School District.  Mrs. Slayback is 100% dedicated to her students and classroom and is often found at school in the early morning and over the weekends preparing her classroom materials.  She is talented at really connecting with her students and educating them in a creative and engaging fashion.  Mrs. Slayback is very attentive within the classroom and never hesitates to notify parents when there is a concern with their children during the school day.  Thanks to Mrs. Julie Slayback for all that she does at the Newcomb Central Schools!

Adirondack Broadcasting and TCT Federal Credit Union are teaming up to present another year of honoring our North Country Educators with the TCT Federal Credit Union Teacher of the Week Program.

We know this school year is unlike any other, so if you know of an outstanding local teacher who has gone above and beyond to make your student’s learning experience better, send your nomination to us in 100 words or less at

Each Monday, we’ll announce a new TCT Federal Credit Union Teacher of the Week.   Each Teacher of the Week award winner will receive the following prizes as a thank you to their outstanding commitment to education:

  • A Plaque from Adirondack School Portraits in Glens Falls
  • Flowers from A Lasting Impression Florist in Queensbury
  • A gift certificate to Adirondack Winery in Lake George
  • A Travel Mug and Coffee from Stewart’s
  • Gift cards to the following establishments:
    • Davidson Brothers Restaurant in Glens Falls
    • Hair Creations Salon and Cosmetics Boutique in Queensbury
    • Garcia Plastic and Hand Surgery
    • Southern Adirondack Re-Store and Habitat For Humanity Thrift Shop

The TCT Federal Credit Union Teacher of the Week program is presented thanks to our friends at TCT Federal Credit Union.  With branches in Queensbury, Cambridge, Ballston Spa and Clifton Park, and online at

So Submit your entry now (in 100 words or less) to, and listen Mondays to find out who will be our next TCT Federal Credit Union Teacher of the Week!

Week 1 – Week of Sept. 27: Mr. Matthew Heath, Hudson Falls Middle School
Week 2 – Week of Oct. 4: Mrs. Georgia Gahan, Johnsburg Central School
Week 3 – Week of Oct. 11: Mrs. Lisa Tyler, Argyle Elementary School
Week 4 – Week of Oct. 18: Mrs. Mary Weeks, South Glens Falls Central School
Week 5 – Week of Oct. 25: Mrs. Doraine Miller, Hudson Falls Central School
Week 6 – Week of Nov. 1: Mrs. Aimee Smith, Cambridge Central School
Week 7 – Week of Nov. 8: Ms. Rachel Sung, Queensbury High School
Week 8 – Week of Nov. 15: Mrs. Sherri Slater, WSWHE BOCES (Dix Ave.)
Week 9 – Week of Nov. 22: No TOTW (Thanksgiving Week)
Week 10 – Week of Nov. 29: Ms. Nicole Carner, Greenwich Central School
Week 11 – Week of Dec. 6: Mrs. Colleen Pigliavento, Abraham Wing Elementary School
Week 12 – Week of Dec. 13: Miss Shannon McLean, Hadley-Luzerne Jr.-Sr. High School
Week 13 – Week of Dec. 20: Mrs. Lynne Jenkins, Corinth Central School
Week 14 – Week of Dec. 27: Ms. Renee Lavigne, Ballston Spa Elementary School
Week 15 – Week of Jan. 3: Ms. Michaela Verdile, Cambridge Central School
Week 16 – Week of Jan. 10: Ms. Sondra Smith, Hudson Falls High School
Week 17 – Week of Jan. 17: Officer George Carpenter, Queensbury High School
Week 18 – Week of Jan. 24: Mr. Duane Flowers, Hartford Central School
Week 19 – Week of Jan. 31: Miss Lynn Andrejkovics, Fort Ann Central School
Week 20 – Week of Feb. 7: Ms. Ruthann Thivierge, 3rd Grade, Schuylerville Elementary School
Week 21 – Week of Feb 14: Ms. Diane Spratt, Kindergarten@ Ballard Rd Elementary School
Week 22– Week of Feb. 21: NO WINNER DUE TO SCHOOL BREAK
Week 23– Week of Feb. 28: Ms Katie Brunson, Milton Terrace Elementary School
Week 24– Week of Mar. 7: Ms. Heather Gadway, Mary J. Tanner Elementary in Granville
Week 25– Week of Mar. 14: MaryAnn Brownell, Greenwich Transportation Department
Week 26- Week of Mar. 21: Mrs. Julie Slayback, Newcomb Central School District