Educator of the Year – Maggie Kennedy

Magdalene (Maggie) Miller Kennedy began her career as an English teacher at Grand Island High School in September 1972.  She graduated from Canisius College in 1972 with a degree in English Education and earned her Masters from Canisius College in 1975. She is the daughter of the late Walter and Christina Miller. She has a daughter and son-in-law, Christina and Tom Donovan and a son, Richard and his girlfriend Carly.

At the high school she has been Advisor for many extra-curricular activities including Spotlighters, International Club, the Class of 1982, and Director of many musicals including her first, Hello Dolly, Shrek, the Musical and this year’s Mary Poppins.  She is co-founder of the high school Rugby team and was given the Fan of the Year Award by the high school Hockey team in 2013.  She is a member of the St. Stephen’s Parish Players and has been in their last four musicals.   She is thankful to be part of the faculty of GIHS.