CHS Spotlight

November Spotlight:
Mrs. Szeluga

Szeluga CHS Library

"I like good strong words that mean something"
—Jo, from Little Women (Lousia May Alcott)


- Department and Classes:

English department, but she helps support the whole school!

- Years at CHS:


- Alma mater:

New Dorp High School in Staten Island, NY; CUNY for BA in history and MSEd; and Syracuse University for MLIS in school media.

- Fun Facts:

- My first job out of college was on a 1885 schooner in NY Harbor. I taught adults and children about the sea life of the harbor and basic sailing skills. I also ran a wet lab (a mini-aquarium) on barque Peking (1874).
- I have a 3 year old daughter and a 5 year old son.
- I was born in Manhattan.
- I have been published three times and used to blog for the Brooklyn Public Library -- here's one where I truly went down the genealogy research rabbit hole.
-In 2014, I was honored by the National Council for History Education (NCHE) for "making a significant contribution to the promotion of history education."


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