Winners from New York

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 hours. Mrs. Hacker is known for her passion and love for teaching for always doing what is best for the...

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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 has fought and made her little students her top priority. Lucia graduated with honors from St....

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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 anything for her students like Mrs. Budnick does. She would give her lunch and clothes to her students...

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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 4th grade students both remotely and in person. Samantha is not only an amazing teacher but a giver...

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