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Molly Belmont
Tuesday, 20 December 2022
Anastasia Difino teaches fifth-grade English and social studies at PS 120 in Queens, the same district where she grew up, and she is helping another generation of immigrants find their footing in a new country through the “Civics for All” curriculum she recently helped pilot for the NYC Department of Education.
Clarisse Banks
Friday, 28 October 2022
Since retiring, Rick Keller-Coffey has devoted his time working for the betterment — and protection — of children. He serves as a community education facilitator for the Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse.
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
Thursday, 28 April 2022
For 22 years, Yaroslav Yuz’vak has been at the wheel of the big yellow school bus, driving students around Ithaca with his big Ukrainian heart. Now, he’s another kind of conduit, helping to direct much-needed medical supplies, money and clothing collected by his community, local churches, and his union to help the war-ravaged people of Ukraine under attack by Russia. His people.
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...
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