Don M. Prozik
Prozik began his career in Albany public schools as a math teacher at
William S. Hackett Middle School, where he spent 18 years. While there,
he received a PTA Honorary Life Membership, the Presidential Award for
Excellence in Mathematics Teaching and an Excellence in Teaching Award.
From 1991 to 2005, he was assistant principal at Harriet Gibbons High
School, where he was responsible for developing programs for at-risk
students. He also instituted community partnerships with groups
including the School and Business Alliance Program, Senior Citizens Home
Program, Equinox and the YMCA. He received a WTEN Educator of Excellence
Award in 2002 for these efforts.
In 2005 he served as principal at Abrookin Vocational-Technical Center
(now Abrookin Career and Technical Center) and retired in 2006. He came
back from retirement to serve as Abrookin’s interim principal for the
2006-07 school year.
Prozik also was Albany High’s soccer coach for 16 years, transforming
the team into Big 10 champions. In 1983, he received the Section II
Soccer Coach of the Year Award. He also was an active volunteer for
Albany Youth Soccer.
In addition, he also is a decorated lieutenant colonel in the Army who
served in the Gulf War.
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