On Saturday, March 12th, 2016 at their Annual Shield Awards ceremony the Knights of Columbus, San Salvador Council No. 299 in Perth Amboy, NJ have honored ACS teacher Mrs. Mariya Derevenska with the Teacher of the Year Award. Mrs. Derevenska has been teaching at Assumption Catholic School for for almost ten years and in these years she developed an exciting, yet, rigorous reading and writing curriculum that has the majo…rity of her Kindergarten class reading and writing by the end of January. She also created a contagious passion for learning math and counting everything – even the ceiling tiles. If you thought she was Super Woman in the classroom she proved to Wonder Woman in the kitchen! She started the Annual ACS Thanksgiving Feast where she cooked and prepared over 12 turkeys and all the fixings with the help of parents. It gave our entire school a time to be thankful for their second family at Assumption Catholic. Mrs. D, as her students lovingly call her, is truly loved by our administrators, our parents and the entire student body for her energy, dedication, passion for Catholic Education and love that she has for our school and for all of our students. Congratulations and thank you Mrs. D for a job well done!