Serino calls for nominations to recognize teacher excellence

POUGHKEEPSIE — County Executive Susan Serino joined others throughout the area in celebrating last teacher appreciation week from (May 6 to 10), and is asking students and families to nominate teachers for an award in recognition of the difference they have made for children in Dutchess County schools.

In a press release from her office, Serino announced a “Classroom Champion” Award saying: “Our teachers continue to go above and beyond to find innovative and creative ways to educate our local students, and we are so grateful for the work they do…Whether they are finding new ways to keep students engaged in the classroom, coaching a school sport, or serving as a mentor, the role educators play in the lives of their students is invaluable. I am thrilled to be able to recognize them through our ‘Classroom Champion’ award and look forward to hearing directly from students and families on the positive impact their teacher has made.”

Webutuck School Supt. Roy Castellani said he appreciates that Serino is making the effort to “recognize our staff and teachers” who “put in countless hours” and provide students with so much love while aiming to “bring success to all students.”

Noting that while he has worked for many years at multiple locations, he has never before seen such exceptional efforts and is hoping they will be acknowledged.

The simple nomination forms, to be submitted online by Friday, May 17 are available at dutchessny.gov/teacher. For more information, call 845-486-2000 or email CountyExec@dutchessny.gov.

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