A graduate of the Class of 1981, Angela D’Amico epitomizes the spirit and selfless generosity
that is central to the core principles of the Patchogue-Medford Hall of Fame. A lifelong resident and active community member, Ms. D’Amico has been teaching at Pat-Med High School for the past 15 years. Currently she teaches reading at all academic levels and prepares students for the ELA regents and ultimately, college readiness. Ms. D’Amico also provides on-line courses to assist teachers in earning in-service credits and has served, for more than 10 years, as an adjunct professor at Suffolk County Community College providing instruction for students in need of improving their reading and writing skills. Angela also recently earned a graduate certification in Teaching English to Students Who Speak Other Languages in order to better teach our diverse population, and she now teaches English to foreign-speaking adults at our community library-while also helping when necessary to secure their food and clothing needs.
As if all this isn’t enough, since 2014 Ms. D’Amico has been the heart-and-soul organizer of one of the community’s most popular and successful fundraising events, the “Stick it to Cancer Floor Hockey Tournament” which has raised more than $40,000 to help families whose children have had to face the terrible ordeals of cancer. The event typically includes competition among 15 to 20 student teams as well as four to six faculty squads. A new “Stick it to Cancer” champion is crowned each year, but there can be no doubt that the truest champion every year is the woman who continues to make the event an annual success, while also devoting herself to doing all she can to improve the lives of the children and families of the greater Patchogue- Medford community.