The DeLand High Math, English, Science & Social Studies departments recently selected their departmental Teachers of the Year. Department Teacher of Year are voted on by their fellow peers in their respected departments. This year’s honorees include; Mrs. Addonizio for Math, Mrs. Bishop for English and Language Arts, Mr. Keuten for Science and Mr. Wetter for the Social Studies department.
Mrs. Addonizio – Math:
Mrs. Addonizio has taught a variety of math classes, but mostly Geometry. Recently she has served as the facilitator of the Geometry PLC. She has been involved with several Geometry-related activities in the county throughout the years, including textbook adoptions, workshops, and PLCs. Michelle has also been very involved with the Band for the last several years, as both of her sons are in the band.
Sometimes, she can be a little "over the top" (spirit week!), but she always shows concern for her students and helps them to move forward.
Mrs. Bishop – English & Language Arts:
Mrs. Bishop is known best for the incredible bond she forges with her students. “She gives a hundred percent to all of her students, and she teaches them well while loving them even more!” Her big heart extends to her colleagues as well, and they applaud the way she is always willing to extend a helping hand by way of encouragement, resources or anything that’s asked. She is always there to help teachers and students alike.
Mr. Keuten – Science:
Congratulations to our DeLand High School Science Teacher of the Year, Mr. Keuten! Mr. Keuten has been an incredibly productive member of the DeLand High School community since his arrival in 2016. Mr. Keuten has worked in coaching our student-athletes, being a student club representative, and helping to develop staffulty professional development sessions, among other honorable responsibilities. Other interests for Mr. Keuten include umpiring baseball, spending time with his family and wife, Amy, and cheering on the University of Nebraska. Congratulations... and, as he would want to hear, Go Huskers and Go Bulldogs!
Mr. Wetter – Social Studies:
Congratulations to Mr. Wetter for being selected as DeLand High School's Social Studies Teacher of the Year! Mr. Wetter has taught a variety of social studies classes at DeLand over the years. Students always rave about his psychology class and how much they love his teaching style. Currently he teaches AP Human Geography and World History. His passion for the classroom is undeniable. He goes to great lengths to help his students with not only academics but their well-being. He is often the teacher that students seek out when they have a problem, because he is easy to talk to.
Mr. Wetter also serves as the department chair for the social studies department. He has earned the nickname “Ambassador Wetter” because he is able to be cool, calm, collected and navigate any situation. His sense of humor and leadership style make him a well-loved member of the department.
We are so happy to celebrate these wonderful and dedicated teachers.