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10 RCSD Employees Recognized as Educators of the Year

The Rochester City School District is proud to recognize 10 employees as 2024 Educators of the Year. The fourth annual Educator of the Year awards ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2024, during a ceremony at 131 West Broad Street. The event will be broadcast on the District’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

The Office of Human Capital began this initiative in 2021 as a way to recognize excellence within the District. The initiative honors staff members who exceed expectations and provide meaningful and supportive teaching and learning experiences for RCSD students. Nominations are advanced by their peers, students, parents, community members, and supervisors. A selection committee then reviews nominees and the supporting materials provided by each candidate.

The following individuals will receive awards in eight categories: Building Leader, Bilingual, Duo/Team, Elementary, Service Provider, Special Subject, Secondary, and Support Staff.

Building Leader Educator of the Year

Callie Andler, Assistant Principal, East High School

Bilingual Educator of the Year

Mariela Polito-Fischer, Bilingual PreK Teacher, Abraham Lincoln School No. 22

Duo-Team Educator of the Year

* Gianni Alcantara, Bilingual Secretary, Abraham Lincoln School No. 22

* Karina Chamorro, Bilingual Clerk, Abraham Lincoln School No. 22

* Lorna Ramos, Bilingual Clerk, Abraham Lincoln School No. 22

Elementary Educator of the Year

Sheila Howland, Special Education Teacher, Francis Parker School No. 23

Service Provider Educator of the Year

Annette Maldonado, Bilingual Social Worker, Anna Murray-Douglass Academy School No. 12

Special Subject Educator of the Year

Michelle Accorso, Drama Teacher, School of the Arts

Secondary Educator of the Year

Mary Gagnier, Special Education Teacher, School Without Walls

Support Staff Educator of the Year

Catherine Wilson, Executive Assistant, Central Office


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