Virtual Teacher Spotlight: Theodosia Legato

I am proud and honored to be working for the district these past 11 years. As a former student and graduate of the South Colonie Central School District, I wanted to follow in the footsteps of my former educators. My educational experience, as well as, teachers in the district served to inspire me to pursue a career in teaching.

I am thrilled to be teaching as a Virtual Kindergarten Teacher for the Virtual Academy Program. It has been a wonderful experience getting to know each and every one of my students and their families. I am impressed with the flexibility and perseverance of my students. Teaching virtually requires an amount of engagement opportunities, in order to keep the students actively participating. 

virtual teacher poses for photo in her classroom
Virtual Kindergarten teacher Theodosia Legato shows off her classroom space at South Colonie Central School District.

One of the ways that I keep the students engaged is by having brain and movement breaks. Oftentimes, I will dance, stretch, and take moments of mindfulness with them in order to keep them motivated and involved. Every Friday, my classes either have a show and tell, scavenger hunt, or a dress-up day. This gives them an opportunity to socialize with one another which is vital to their social development. Lastly, I provide and create activities and lessons that are unique to their interests. I take the time to get to know each of my students’ likes and dislikes in order to establish a meaningful and impactful learning experience.

I look forward to the students’ achievement and continued growth in the Virtual Academy Program.  I would like to thank the families for their continued support in their children’s education. I am thankful and fortunate to work with a supportive administration, fellow teachers, and staff.   I am proud to be a part of the South Colonie Central School District community!