As another excellent summer with our middle school students, Teaching Assistants, and Instructional Coaches concludes, we’re excited to announce the winners of the Susan M. Blum Teaching Excellence Award! Susan was a lifelong educator and founding BTNY board member. Teaching was not a profession but a calling, and she was dedicated to inspiring the best and brightest to become teachers.

We are so proud of this year’s awardees and their outstanding work during BTNY’s second virtual summer. Our staff selected these extraordinary young people for demonstrating a wholehearted commitment to students and a love of teaching during the summer program.

Without further ado, congratulations to Shane Joseph, Shaunice Montague, Lauren Serittella, Grace Maffucci, Izzy Rutkey, and Madeline Holtz.

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