For the 2011 Annual Recognition Breakfast, the Foundation recognized the impact of mentoring in Syracuse City Schools. Our keynote speaker was Vincent B. Love, who was serving as President of 100 Black Men of Syracuse, Inc. This is the local chapter of the national mentoring organization known as 100 Black Men of America. Their primary mission is the mentoring of young African-American males. Mentoring is the cornerstone of what they bring to the community. Through mentoring, children are encouraged to be healthy, educated, contributing members of our society. The members of the 100 black men of Syracuse, Inc. give generously of their time, inspiring and motivating by example.
The Foundation recognized the following companies for their contributions to student education in Syracuse City Schools:
Lockheed Martin has an active involvement in the District, providing classroom support, engineering instruction, and a mentoring program with over 11 employees working directly with school children.
SRC was recognized for their recent $5 million commitment to the Say Yes to Education program in Syracuse.
In addition, the Foundation presented the following Educator of the Year Awards:
The Elementary School Teacher Educator of the Year Award was presented Lorriane Morganti, 6th Grade Teacher at HW Smith K-8 School.
The Secondary School Teacher Award was presented to Margaret McRobbie, English Teacher at Henninger High School.
The Administrator Award was presented to Christine Vogelsang, Deputy Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment.
The fourth award, for Special Achievement, was presented to David Muolo, Teacher/ELA at Lincoln Middle School.
The Foundation also presented outgoing Superintendent, Daniel G. Lowengard, with its 2011 Founders Award, for his support and efforts on behalf of the SCSD Educational Foundation and its mission.