Exceptional educator

Margaret “Peggy” Zappulla.

“I teach my students that, if there is something in life that you want to do, nothing should stop you.” It’s that kind of dedication and perseverance that makes Margaret “Peggy” Zappulla an outstanding teacher and the reason she has been selected as one of Exceptional Parent Magazine’s “Exceptional Educators for 2013.” Zappulla will be featured in EP’s September 2013/Annual Education issue along with the other 2013 exceptional educators from around the country.

Zappulla was nominated for this award by Sean Murphy, The Matheny School principal, who said, “Margaret Zappulla is not your typical teacher. Margaret is always aspiring to reach new heights, and some of her biggest contributions have been on our technology committee where she successfully rolled out initiatives to have assistive switches distributed to every student in the school.”

Adds Zappulla: “The students I work with work hard, and they never give up. I will not let them. I have a responsibility to provide them with the encouragement, tools and support to help them reach their goals.”