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Liza Frenette
Wednesday, 04 May 2022
A retired member of United Teachers of Northport, Peter White has led students and teachers to this Central American country set between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, where they have brought about much change. He worked first as a teacher overseeing Students for 60,000, a club at Northport High School dedicated to supporting the needy near and far.
Liza Frenette
Tuesday, 15 March 2022
Puppy love is something Kings Park High School teacher Amy Tiu has experienced over and over – and over – again. Not because she keeps going through that teenage-wonder craze of first love, but because she’s in love with actual puppies: she’s on her 13th one.
Liza Frenette
Monday, 31 January 2022
“Having horses in my life meant a lot to me,” said Ilze Earner, a longtime CUNY Hunter College associate professor of social work who retired days ago. She's pictured here with Domino, a registered...
Liza Frenette
Thursday, 14 October 2021
When Kermit Wamsley snaps his fingers, a lot of people snap to attention. That’s because he’s a middle school band director, calling budding musicians and singers to action.
Liza Frenette
Thursday, 15 July 2021
Climate change comes in many forms. Guilderland teacher Matthew Pinchinat is trying to change the climate from one where people are maligned because of their differences, to one where differences are appreciated.
Liza Frenette
Thursday, 29 April 2021
Thanks to the efforts of two teachers, on April 30 students in Guilderland schools will be participating in Rock Walk to raise awareness and support for two students battling a rare cancer. High school students...
Liza Frenette
Thursday, 01 April 2021
Marion Gyarmathy honed her caring nature in her day job teaching special education students at Saratoga Springs high school. When there’s a need outside of school, she turns her attention to The Giving Circle...
Kara Smith
Friday, 05 March 2021
Kelly Landry knows that education is seldom equal. But 11 years ago, an article in The Boston Magazine made it personal for her. The piece was about Lawrence High School, a Massachusetts school near the...
Liza Frenette
Tuesday, 02 March 2021
Albany reading teacher Carey Fusco knows books, cover to cover, inside and out. They are not casual friends. She sees them as lifelines. Fusco volunteers at Grassroot Givers, a nonprofit organization supporting underserved communities in...
Liza Frenette
Tuesday, 24 November 2020
It all started with chocolate. Learning about children being exploited as workers on cocoa farms gave teacher Pamela Mary Schmidt a taste for making change. Chocolate on the mind can be as strong as chocolate...
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