Pulaski Street Elementary School fifth grade teacher Daniel Casamassa is one of three finalists in the running for a $1,500 classroom grant from Teachers Federal Credit Union. Photo: Riverhead Central School District

A Pulaski Street Elementary School teacher is in the running for a $1,500 grant for his classroom from Teachers Federal Credit Union.

Daniel Casamassa, who teaches fifth grade at Pulaski, is one of three finalists in the TFCU’s favorite teacher contest for K-5 teachers.

Student Dylan Doucette nominated Casamassa with an essay he entered in the credit union’s contest.

Casamassa is touted as a teacher who inspires his students both in and out of school, keeping them motivated through rewards and annual reunions.

The top vote-getter among the three finalists will win a $1,500 grant for their classroom.

Vote for Casamassa as a top teacher through May 3 at https://www.teachersfcu.org/nominate-teacher.

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