Winners from New York

2019 Winners

Nicole Conlisk

Nicole Conlisk

One World Middle School
Bronx, NY

My name is Nicole Conlisk. I have been a NYC public school teacher for the last 12.5 years working in the NEST program with students with Autism. On 11/12/18...

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Beth Devlin

Beth Devlin

Dutch Lane Elementary School
Hicksville, NY

Teaching students with autism is a passion of mine. In the 30 years that I have been teaching I have established relationships with countless numbers of...

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Brian Oneill

Brian Oneill

Patchogue-Medford High School
Medford, NY

He is the most dedicated teacher I have ever know he has taught math since 1974. In 2015 he was diagnosed with tongue cancer. They had to take out most of his...

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Jonathan Chiaramonte

Jonathan Chiaramonte

Sachem North High School
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY

For over 15 years I have watched my son beam over his job. If you ask him what he does he doesn't just say "I teach high school history." Instead he simply...

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Erin Degnan

Erin Degnan

Walter S. Boardman Elementary School
Oceanside, NY

Ms. Degnan is the most passionate and caring teacher! She spreads JOY in everything she does. She is not only a phenomenal teacher but she does everything with...

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Noelle Files

Noelle Files

Corcoran High School- Syracuse City School District
Syracuse, NY

My mother is the kind of teacher you want your kids to have. She inspires her students to go out and change the world. She has taught at the same inner city...

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Samantha Guglieri

Samantha Guglieri

Woodland Avenue Elementary School
Hicksville, NY

I am a special education teacher in the Hicksville School District and have been teaching for 20 years. I was born with a hearing loss and truly understand...

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2021 Winners

Lucia Ruggiero

Lucia Ruggiero

St.Anne's School
Garden City, NY

I would like to nominate Lucia Ruggiero. Lucia has been an inspiration to me and to all her students. She has dealt with many disappointments during Covid but...

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Ricki Budnick

Ricki Budnick

R.C Murphy Junior High School
Stony Brook, NY

Mrs. Budnick is one of the kindest people I have ever met. She has been a special education teacher for over 30 years. I have never met someone who would do...

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Samantha Macdonald

Samantha Macdonald

C.S. 67 The Mohegan School
Bronx, NY

Samantha teaches in a title 1 school in Bronx NY. She teaches both general ed as well as special ed children. Samantha has worked all through covid teaching...

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Doreen Hacker

Doreen Hacker

Yeshiva Derech HaTorah
Brooklyn, NY

Mrs. Hacker has been a math teacher for 23 years and is currently teaching 6 classes in two different schools as well as helping students with after school...

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