Empire State Excellence in Teaching Award
I was quite surprised at our school’s graduation ceremony this week when New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul unexpectedly presented me with the Empire State Excellence in Teaching Award.
The award was created by Governor Cuomo to recognize outstanding K-12 teachers across New York. Teachers from all ten regions of the state will be honored, serving as teacher ambassadors for New York and receiving opportunities and support for continued professional growth.
It was especially meaningful for me to be recognized with our senior class at graduation, though I was definitely a bit stunned to find myself on stage in front of 5,000+ people at the Barclay’s Center! I appreciate the indulgence of all the students, families, faculty, and guests, and a special thanks to Lt. Gov. Hochul, who made the trip from Buffalo to Brooklyn to personally present the award.
- The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
- The Rosenthal Prize for Innovation in Math Teaching
- The Sloan Award for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics