A Tribute to Teachers

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Everybody remembers a favorite teacher. Whether it was someone who pushed you harder, became your friend or simply cast life in a different light, educators stay with us long after the last day of school.

But for individuals who can have such an impact on our lives, teachers rarely get the recognition they deserve. That’s why Manhattan Media started the Blackboard Awards for Teachers. The idea is to salute those classroom leaders who not only nail the basics but go above and beyond the call of duty to help their students succeed.

Selecting this year’s honorees was no easy task. We received more than 400 nominations from parents, students, principals and other professionals through our website, www.BlackboardAwards.com. Our editorial team culled those nominations down to the select group of outstanding educators profiled in these pages.
In addition to these profiles, each teacher will be honored at a June 8 awards ceremony at Fordham University Law School.

We salute all the nominees, and give a big thank you to the sponsors of the Blackboard Awards for Teachers: The United Federation of Teachers, The City University of New York and Fordham University.

—Charlotte Eichna, Blackboard Awards Project Director

Charter’s Dynamic Duo

Love First, Teach Second

Cooking Up Young Learners

Support, No Matter What

An Unassuming Brilliance

The First Grade Transformation

From Filmmaker to 4th Grade

Shapiro’s Creative Curriculum

The Science of Middle School

A Builder of Math Skills

School Sports Empire

Bergman Makes Learning Contagious

Inspiring Future Scientists

Taking Students to the Source

An Advocate in the South Bronx

Creating an Orchestra from Scratch

A Harbor for the Most Vulnerable

From Band-Aids to Break-Ups

Gifted Teacher Leads Precocious Group

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003405670008 George

    Oh my god that’s absolutely orlribhe! If I was a parent of one of the students who are in this teacher’s class, I’d sew him for everything he’s got. That is a orlribhe and cruel way to teach children the alphabet, ESPECIALLY little kindergarteners!! It will leave both physical and emotional scars on little children

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