Lynbrook High School English teacher Mary Kirby was recently recognized by Leg. C William Gaylor as a recipient of the 2019 Nassau County Legislature Women’s Trailblazer Award for the 6th Legislative District.
Mrs. Kirby has been a valuable member of the Lynbrook High School family since 1997. As a dedicated educator, she creates meaningful connections with her students and has served as the director of the Lynbrook Teacher Center and the director of the Lynbrook Summer Program. She has also been an internship coordinator, a class adviser, a coach and a Lynbrook Teachers Association representative. Mrs. Kirby continues to show her leadership as an adviser to the high school’s Student Government Association and yearbook committee.
She has played an instrumental role in making the Lynbrook Teacher Center the heart and soul of professional development for the Lynbrook Schools Community. Here, Mrs. Kirby has planned conferences and initiated “collaboratorium” Saturdays which have inspired teachers, retirees and former students to gather together to learn and share ideas.
“Mary Kirby combines her caring nature and her enthusiasm for the community in a dynamic manner in the classroom and in all she does as an educator and professional,” said Lynbrook High School Principal Joseph Rainis. “Her students enjoy her positive energy and our community continuously benefits from her desire to enrich the educational experiences of our students. Mary Kirby blazes trails so that others can have a chance to thrive. She is most deserving of the Nassau County Trailblazer Award.”
Congratulations, Mrs. Kirby!