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17 teachers lauded with district's first Golden Apple awards

ALBANY, N.Y. (July 6, 2012) -- The City School District of Albany congratulates the 17 teachers who have been recognized as recipients of the district’s inaugural Golden Apple awards.


The district launched the Golden Apple program this year, in partnership with First New York Federal Credit Union, to recognize an outstanding teacher in each school who demonstrates excellence in instruction and leadership within the school community.


Board of Education Secretary Alexandra Streznewski was instrumental in developing the program to recognize teachers. The award will be presented annually. 


The 2012 Golden Apple recipients were honored at a Superintendent's Reception at Academy Park on June 18.


The 2012 recipients are:


Paul Moyer

Abrookin Career and Technical Center


John Sawyer

Albany High School


Renee Morris

Albany School of Humanities


Nicole Newman

Alternative Learning Center


Jeremy McClosky 

Arbor Hill Elementary School


Djemelia Stevens

Delaware Community School


Shelette Pleat

Eagle Point Elementary School


Marsha Strosberg, Ph.D.

Giffen Memorial Elementary School


Jannine Walton

Montessori Magnet School


Josephine Amoré

New Scotland Elementary School


Jeff Gilchrist

North Albany Academy


Jalinda Soto

Philip J. Schuyler Achievement Academy


Sally Bruce

Pine Hills Elementary School


Fred C. Engelhardt Jr.

Sheridan Preparatory Academy


Jane Fox

Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School


Arthur (Artie) Flynn

Thomas O’Brien Academy

of Science and Technology


Kimberly Finnegan

William S. Hackett Middle School


The mission of the City School District of Albany is to educate and nurture all students to be responsible citizens, critical thinkers and lifelong learners to successfully compete in the global community by providing an academically rigorous and safe environment in partnership with parents, students and the community. The district serves about 8,600 students in 15 elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to neighborhood schools, the district includes several magnet schools and programs, as well as other innovative academic opportunities for students, including four themed academies at Albany High School.

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