Top Teacher: Stephen Lapolla – Columbia High School
Stephen Lapolla teaches social studies at Columbia High School in East Greenbush.
Lapolla is actually a graduate of the East Greenbush Central School District himself.
His eighth-grade teacher inspired him to become a teacher, he said.
Besides having a fun and interactive class, students said he also goes out of his way to help them, and even cracks a joke or two along the way.