Joe Nagy, a
high school math teacher at Abbeville High has been selected as
the Vermilion Parish High School Teacher of the year.
Nagy has been teaching for 17 years and all have been at AHS. He
graduated from Scranton Central High School in Scranton PA. He
is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, with
a B.S. in Biological Sciences with an emphasis on Biochemistry
and Molecular Biology. The AHS teacher received certification to
teach from UL. He also has a minor in psychology.
This is Nagy's 2nd AHS and Vermilion Parish Teacher of the Year
award. He received during the 2001-2002 school year.
He serves as the Math department head and the AHS Freshman
When asked why he decided on teaching as a career choice, he
responded, "to be able to give our future generations the
knowledge and skills necessary to become productive members of
society is one of the most noble professions in our society. The
impact teachers have on their students is a legacy that is so
far reaching and powerful that its true effect can never be
measured because what happens in our classrooms daily has a
2012-13 High School Teacher of the Year Joe Nagy
Pictured is the 2012-13 Vermilion Parish High School Teacher
of the Year Joe Nagy on Sam, the Slope Intercept Pony.
(Note the equation on the card). AHS Assistant Principal
Christina Menard stated "Joe is willing to do anything for
students to help them succeed, including pony rides on
horses that are labeled with mathematical formulas!"
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