and create plans to achieve them. His generosity stretches beyond his work with students, however. He has been a major donor of meals for various district events - the Ton of Toys drive, the Fairfield Academy Thanksgiving dinner, for presentations on Suicide Prevention, Adolescent Mental Health, the Black History Month dinner, and diversity program guest speakers, among them.
The award is presented by the Fairfield Classroom Teachers Association in appreciation of support from community members and local business.
"Michael role-models a high standard of integrity, work ethic and open communication for our students," said Nina Rose, Fairfield High School nurse who presented the award. "He is truly a great friend to our schools"
Photo caption: 2018 FCSD Friend of Education award winner, Michael Degyanksy is pictured using theAmerican Sign Language to say “we are connected.”