Herald Head of the Class Bank of America Spotlight

Long Island’s Top Teachers Honored at Herald Head of the Class Awards

The inaugural Herald Head of the Class Awards, presented by Bank of America, honored the best and brightest teachers on Long Island with a gala virtual ceremony on June 16 that celebrated the …
2021 Winners
Meet the Teachers
The Finalists

Herald Head of the Class 2021: Steven Anusiak, Seaford High School Life Skills

Seaford High School's Steven Anusiak talks about teaching life skills and helping students transition to the "real world." Why did you become a teacher? To help people with disabilities …

Herald Head of the Class 2021 Finalists: Lynda Last, Hebrew Academy of Nassau County 4th Grade

Lynda Last of the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County talks about the importance of mindfulness and positivity in the classroom. Why did you become a teacher? I was inspired to become a teacher by a …

Herald Head of the Class 2021 Finalists: Catherine Temps, Hicksville High School Industrial Art

Catherine Temps of Hicksville High School discusses why she became a teacher, why teaching students practical skills is important and more. Why did you become a teacher?My grandmother influenced …

Herald Head of the Class 2021 Finalists: Eliza DellaMonica, Wantagh Elementary School Music

Why did you become a teacher?I became a teacher because I wanted to give students the opportunities and positive experiences that I had with learning music growing up. Some of my most favorite …

Herald Head of the Class 2021 Finalists: Joshua Levitt, Freeport High School Social Studies

Freeport High School's Joshua Levitt talks about helping students achieve their potential. Why did you become a teacher?From a young age I knew I enjoyed teaching. Throughout my time in Boy …