Educator of the Year - SCSD Educational Foundation

Educator Of The Year Nominations

The SCSD Educational Foundation, together with the Syracuse City School District, is proud to recognize men and women who help to ensure educational excellence in Syracuse, New York.

Each year, at our Annual Recognition Breakfast, the SCSD Educational Foundation honors one nominee in each of these categories:

• Elementary Teacher
• Secondary Teacher
• District Administrator
• Support Staff

To be eligible, an Educator of the Year candidate must be a full-time District employee. Key factors to be considered in this nomination process are the unique abilities that make an individual outstanding among his or her peers. Winners of these awards should be teachers, administrators, or support staff who demonstrate a willingness to go “above and beyond” and who provide support to students in an exceptional manner.

Anyone who has observed or benefited from a staff member’s skill and excellence is encouraged to nominate that individual. Students, parents, community organizations, businesses, colleagues, and administrators may submit this “Educator of the Year Nomination Form.”

Past Educator of the Year Award Recipients

2019 Recipients
  • Jennifer Park
    Special Education Teacher
    Ed Smith K-8
  • Michelin Keleher
    Music Teacher
    Lincoln Middle School
  • Shannon Geer
    Social Worker
    Meachem Elementary School
  • Eva Williams
    Principal
    Van Duyn Elementary School
2018 Recipients
  • Sarah Gentile
    Supervisor of Fine Arts
    Syracuse City School District
  • Jennifer Wells
    Coordinator of Employee Benefits
    Syracuse City School District
  • Heather Young
    Special Education Teacher
    Grant Middle School
  • Amy Senecal Zion
    First Grade Inclusion Classroom Teacher
    HW Smith K-8 School
  • Jennifer Wells
    Coordinator of Employee Benefits
    Syracuse City School District
2017 Recipients
  • Carin Reeve-Larham
    Principal
    Dr. Weeks Elementary School
  • Emily Nielsen
    4th Grade Teacher
    J.T. Roberts PreK-8 School
  • Benjamin Steuerwalt
    Physical Education Teacher
    McKinley Brighton Elementary Schoo
  • Mary DeSantis
    Bellevue Elementary School
    Multi-Classroom Leader for Instruction and Literacy
  • Debra Smith
    Office of Shared Accountability
    Administrative Assistant
2016 Recipients
  • Thomas Ferrara
    Director of Building Services
    SCSD
  • Thomas Procopio
    Physics Teacher
    Nottingham High School
  • Barbara McInerney
    Social Studies Teacher
    Elmcrest Children’s Center
  • James DeSantis
    Support Staff
    Salem Hyde Elementary School
2015 Recipients
  • Patricia Clark
    Executive Director
    Student Support Services
  • Meghan Goodness
    Elementary School Teacher
    Hughes Elementary
  • Colleen Jackson
    Secondary School Teacher
    Henninger HS
  • Edward "Ted" Klamm
    Support Staff
2014 Recipients
  • Ken Baxter
    Administrator
    Nottingham HS
  • Heather Marzullo
    Elementary School Teacher
    Hughes School
  • Gwen Raeford
    Secondary School Teacher
    Nottingham HS
  • Brian Gibbs-Griffith
    Support Staff
    ELM School
2013 Recipients
  • William Ottman
    Administrator
    Science & Technology
  • Meghan Freeman
    Elementary School Teacher
    Delaware Academy
  • Jenniffer Benedetto
    Secondary School Teacher
    Nottingham HS
  • Cynthia Pace
    Support Staff
    Danforth Magnet
2012 Recipients
  • Kara Shore
    Administrator
    Delaware Academy
  • Carmela D'Agostino
    Elementary School Teacher
    Grant Middle School
  • Rob Woolery
    Secondary School Teacher
    Fowler HS
  • Tan Ngo
    Support Staff
    ESL Department
2011 Recipients
  • Christine Vogelsang
    Deputy Superintendent
  • Lorraine Morganti
    Elementary School Teacher
    HW Smith K-8 School
  • Margaret McRobbie
    Secondary School Teacher
    Henninger HS
  • David Muolo
    Secondary School Teacher
    Lincoln Middle School

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