December's Teacher of the Month: Whitney Funk

We are excited to share the news that this month's winner of the Cortland Voice Teacher of the Month Award is Whitney Funk, a special education instructor at OCM BOCES (McEvoy Campus).

For her hard work and dedication, Funk received a complimentary gift basket courtesy of Edible Arrangements of Ithaca.

Funk is in her seventh year as an instructor at OCM BOCES. She works with students with a range of disabilities in grades 3-9 as part of the McEvoy campus' Stellata program.

Perry was nominated by Cassondra Vickery, Funk's teaching assistant. Her nomination letter reads as follows:

I am a teaching assistant in Whitney Funk's classroom. She is an amazing teacher. I've watched Whitney take in challenging students and have seen them have a complete turnaround. She is dedicated to her students far more than any other teacher that I have encountered. If anyone is deserving of this award, it is Whitney Funk.

Nominations are now open for January. Visit our Teacher of the Month page to fill out a nomination form and vote for your favorite educator!