Congratulations, 2015 Coccia-Inserra Teaching Award Recipient!

Raffaella Spilotro surrounded by proud donors and judges of the Coccia-Inserra Teaching Award (K-12): Marisa Coccia Kettelhut, Dirigente Scolastico Carlo Davoli, Prof. Andrea Baldi, Elisa Coccia, Lawrence R. Inserra, Jr., Elda Coccia, Mary Ann Re and Dean Anthony Tamburri

Congratulations to Raffaella Spilotro, Oak Park and River Forest High School (Oak Park, Illinois), recipient of the prestigious national Coccia-Inserra Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Italian (K-12). Presented at "Teaching Italian Symposium/Workshop: Meeting VIII-Imparando giocando," signature professional development collaboration between the Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America and the Department of Spanish and Italian at Montclair State University (Friday, October 23, 2015). Special thanks to our generous donors (Coccia Foundation and Lawrence Inserra, Jr.) and our blue ribbon panel of judges, chaired by Dean Anthony Tamburri!