A Farewell from Tomorrow’s Teachers


Caitlin Maughan

Pictured above are the students of Tomorrow’s Teachers and Tropeano. To celebrate their final day of high school, Tomorrow’s Teachers had a party with iced tea and mini cupcakes.

Caitlin Maughan, Opinion Editor

On Friday, May 13, the seniors of Tomorrow’s Teachers had their last day of school at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School. Tomorrow’s Teachers is a class for aspiring educators taught by Nicholas Tropeano; it has also been described as a family. 


“This class creates bonds,” senior Sofia Corsaro said.


By now you have probably heard about the Senior Project that all of the students in the Tomorrow’s Teachers class will be participating in. But do you know what their Senior Project actually entails? The students will be assistant teachers at different schools in the district. They will have to create lesson plans and work with young children. 


“It is bittersweet,” Corsaro said. “That is the perfect word to describe it. The bitter side of it is that I have to leave my friends. I am even sad to leave my classes and teachers because I will miss out on a lot of things. But it is also sweet because it is a good experience that will prepare me for my future.” 


Corsaro will be an assistant teacher for a first grade class at McGinn Elementary School. She is looking forward to pursuing her passion and preparing for a teaching career.


“It will build up my confidence,” Corsaro said. “Working with little kids will help me be more outspoken, be more present and be able to jump into situations and problem solve without thinking.”  


Senior Ava Rosky will be spending the rest of the school year in a seventh grade writing workshop classroom in Malcolm E. Nettingham Middle School. Although she is eager to dive into her position as a middle school educator, Rosky is also devastated to leave her classmates.  


“To the classmates that I am leaving behind, some of you make me giggle in class,” Rosky said. “You made this year worth it to come back after a really long year in quarantine; I appreciate the few of you that did that.”