Stony Brook is extremely proud to announce that the 2016-2017 Governor’s Educator of the Year is Mr. Matthew Close, teacher in Grade 5! The impact a teacher has on a student is remarkable and can inspire children to achieve greatness. Mr. Close started as a teacher in 2003 and has made a positive impression on his students. Many times students return to Stony Brook to visit former teachers and Mr. Close is always first on the request. Mr. Close is a true All-Star and we are so fortunate to have him at Stony Brook as a colleague and friend.