Thursday, September 17, 2015

Losing a Legend

It is with great sadness that I write to let you know about the passing of West Genesee Middle School teacher JoAnn Macaluso. Miss Macaluso has worked for the West Genesee Central School District for forty-eight years.

She did her student teaching in the District, spent many years at Onondaga Road Elementary, and has been at West Genesee Middle School since. She was an incredible role model for thousands of students over the course of her career. The profession never passed her by. She embraced change, faced challenges head on, and always had a thirst for learning. She absolutely loved watching students grow and learn. She will be dearly missed by our entire community.

As you talk among yourselves and with your children about this loss, please be confident that we will have an adequate amount of support for our students and staff should they need it. The focus from our staff will be to remember all of the positive things that Miss Macaluso brought to our community. She would want us to be strong during this time, and we will absolutely honor that in her memory.

Thank you.