Embodying Teamwork

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Middle School teacher Christina Carlson was browsing Facebook when she came across a posting by a parent commending the camaraderie of the middle school cross-country team. The public announcement told of her son’s first time on a team and the support and encouragement he received by his teammates. Coached by middle school social studies teacher Philip Giannusa, the team really flourished this year because the students all worked hard every day and continuously helped each other get better.

“We tried to build a family environment from the first day and the students really adopted this idea and made sure to pick each other up and encourage each other to finish the race even when they were ready to give up,” Giannusa said. “Our success this year was because we had a great deal of care for each other and we all wanted each other to succeed.”