It's an honor
Melissa Salguero, United Federation of Teachers, was honored as the 2018 GRAMMY Music Educator of the Year. Salguero won a $10,000 honorarium and a matching $10,000 grant for her school. For more, visit www.nysut.org/news/2018/january/grammy-winner-remembers-her-favorite-teacher.
Teachers Tim Evans and Alex Bell, both UFT members, won the Brooklyn Nets Teacher Excellence Award. The monthly award recognizes "exceptional teachers for their commitment toward students and education." Evans, a global studies teacher, was the honoree for the month of November 2017. Bell, a Career and Technical Education teacher, was the December 2017 honoree.
Patricia Summers, a retired member of United Teachers of Northport, started Friends of America's Vet Dogs with a group of friends to raise funds and provide service animals for returning veterans. In three years, the group has raised $60,000, sponsored 10 puppies, and run dozens of local events. Visit www.nysut.org/itswhatwedo for more info.
Len Martin, Gloversville Teachers Association, and Jerry Evensky have published Economics for NYS High School Students, a textbook for the 12th grade economics course. Information is available at www.regentsecon.com.
Donald Tedesco, Mamaroneck TA retiree, has written Actionville. The title is based on a program he instituted for students involving creative learning, field trips, guest speakers and parent buy-in. Visit http://dontedesco.com.
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