The Mott Hall School - IS 223
Mirian Acosta-Sing, Ed.D., Principal
Community School District 6
Herzog is a dedicated and gifted middle school science teacher.
Mrs. Herzog’s love of science inspires her students. She is always
looking for exciting and motivating projects to help her students
understand and enjoy science. She searches out scientist mentors
to help students on their science projects. Many of her students’
projects have received awards, including prizes in an international
on-line science fair judged by judges from different countries.
In addition to teaching 7th grade science she is also the director
of our Mott Hall-CCNY STARS Program (Student Apprenticeships in
Research). In this unique program, 8th grade students get the
opportunity to work in science and engineering research laboratories
at The City College of New York. STARS has been recognized as
an exemplary program by the US Department of Education. Last year
Mrs. Herzog heard about an opportunity for New York City students
to design an experiment to be carried on the NASA Space Shuttle,
and was determined that her students get this chance. Her students’
experiment was launched on January 16 on board the Shuttle Columbia,
and Mrs. Herzog and her students had a dream come true when they
traveled to Kennedy Space Center to view the launch with other
NASA guests from around the world. You can learn more about this
project and trip at http://www.motthall.org/curriculum/STARS/LaunchTripWebPage/ShuttleLaunch.htm.
Mrs. Herzog has been a pioneer at our school in the use of the
Internet to expand our students’ horizons and has received two
TeachNet Awards for her work. One of her many Internet-based projects
involved a year-long collaboration between her students and the
a partner school in Japan. This collaboration was part of her
participation in the Fulbright Memorial Fund’s Master Teacher
Program, sponsored by the government of Japan. You
can learn more about this project at http://www.motthall.org/intro/world/usjapan/JapanWebIndex.htm
The Joseph P. Addabbo School
Ozone Park, Queens
Jeanmarie Wink, Principal
Marsha Marx is a unique person. Rather than just teaching, she
imparts knowledge and information in a way that makes you want
to learn and retain it. Mrs. Marx has been a teacher here at P.S.
64 for 12 years. In that time she has worked with the lower grades
where her special brand of teaching made her loved by all of her
students. Now as a teacher in the Reading Recovery Program, Mrs.
Marx works with first graders that cannot seem to “get” reading.
The most special thing about Mrs. Marx is her patience. Now with
more and more children having difficulty acquiring reading skills,
Mrs. Marx makes them feel special and successful every step of
the way. This helps build successful learners that feel good about
themselves. These qualities make her a “special” teacher deserving
of a special reward.
Cobble Hill School
of American Studies
Levell George, Principal
Reyes Irizarry, Superintendent
Lisette Ramos came to The Cobble Hill School of American Studies
this past September. In this short time she has become and integral
and well respected member of our staff. The students were immediately
drawn to her class by her warm and understanding personality,
as well as her engaging delivery of Social Studies curriculum.
Ms. Ramos is the new leader and teacher for our Council for Unity
Program, as well as our new Coordinator of Student Affairs. Cobble
Hill considers itself lucky to have such a wonderful professional
educator on its staff.
The Seneca School P.S. 88
Ellen Margolin Ph.D., Principal
Mrs. Patricia Dossie has been an early childhood teacher at P.S.88
since October 1994. She is a gentle, kind, and compassionate individual
who firmly believes in the individual needs of all children. She
gives of herself far beyond the parameters of the job, and often
can be found putting up bulletin boards long before the school
day starts and preparing the next day’s lessons long after the
school day ends.
Mrs. Dossie always has a smile on her face. She is outgoing and
friendly, and is highly respected by her colleagues. Her students
and their parents appreciate her honesty and concern for them.
Mrs. Dossie holds a special place in the hearts of the P.S. 88
family because of her enthusiastic inclusion of several developmentally
challenged children into her classes each year. Because of her
strong teaching skills and understanding of their special needs,
she has helped these children achieve academic success that was
never thought possible.
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