Education Update congratulates the honorees of the “Outstanding Educators of the Year Award” for the 2005-2006 school year. The award ceremony was held at the Harvard Club on June 22nd. The following politicians sent their congratulatory letters which follow below.
From Mayor Michael Bloomberg
It is a great pleasure to welcome all those attending the Annual Awards Program of Education Update.
On behalf of the residents of New York City, I congratulate the teachers and administrators being honored this morning as “Outstanding Educators of the Year.” These individuals are exemplary leaders, going above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that our public school children receive a high-quality education. I would also like to congratulate Laurie Tisch upon receiving the “Distinguished Leader in Education 2006” award for her tremendous work with the Center for the Arts Education. With such talented and dedicated educators working in the Big Apple, the future of public education in our City looks brighter than ever!
In addition, I commend Dr. Rosen and the team at Education Update for hosting this event. Their award-winning newspaper and website, has enlightened countless teachers, principals, college presidents and parents in today’s most important education issues. Please accept my best wishes for an enjoyable program and continued success.
Michael R. Bloomberg
From Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
It is with great pleasure that I take this opportunity to send greetings to each of you attending Education Update’s 2006 Annual Awards Program honoring “Outstanding Educators of the Year” in New York City. I join my voice with yours in honoring the 14 Outstanding Teachers and 7 Outstanding Principals as well as the Distinguished Leader in Education 2006 recipient, Laurie Tisch, for this year’s award celebration.
From all five boroughs of New York City, these leaders dedicate themselves daily to ensuring that each individual student obtains every opportunity to fully realize his or her talents and gifts. From arts to the sciences, these leaders have embarked upon one of this nation’s most important pursuits—educating our children. This excellence in education affects not just those individual students, but also the entire community. I commend the honorees for their achievements and the effect they have had in improving our city’s community and educational system.
I send my congratulations to each of the Outstanding Educators and my best wishes to everyone for a wonderful event.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
United States Senator
From Chancellor Joel I. Klein
At this morning’s breakfast you are honoring Education Update’s twenty-one “Outstanding Educators of the Year” for their commitment to education, innovative teaching strategies, ability to motivate students and parent and community involvement.
I want to thank these Outstanding Educators for their hard work and dedication, both in and out of the classroom, motivating students to fulfill their potential. We have accomplished much in the Department of Education, but so many of those great strides are a result of the time and input of educators like you. As we work towards providing all students with the knowledge and tools they need to succeed, you are our greatest asset in challenging our students to achieve their goals.
I also want to thank all of you supporting our educators. Among you are college presidents, deans, foundation heads, directors of nonprofits, and trustees of universities. The support you provide to New York City Schools is critical to us continuing on a path of improvement towards educating all of our children.
Though I cannot be with you this morning, know that I am grateful for all of the outstanding work that you do. Together, we can improve the lives of children every day.
Joel I. Klein
New York City Department of Education
From Senator Charles E. Schumer
Please accept my warmest greetings as you gather for the Education Update’s Annual Awards program honoring “Outstanding Educators of the Year.” I am pleased to recognize the fine work of Education Update and tonight’s honoree, Laurie Tisch.
Over the years, Education Update has shown tremendous growth and a strong commitment to New York’s youth. I applaud the leadership of the organization for their dedication to serving those in need and to providing students with the knowledge and values necessary to be effective leaders within their communities. These young people are the future of our great city and they will make important contributions for years to come.
Further, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate tonight’s honoree. On behalf of all New Yorkers, I am honored to join in this show of support for Laurie Tisch for receiving the Distinguished Leader in Education 2006 Award. Education Update is a success because of the work of dedicated individuals like you. I applaud you for devoting yourself to our youth and devotion to improving the quality of education for New Yorkers.
Again, congratulations, and thank you for your hard work and commitment on behalf of all New Yorkers. I know that Education Update will continue to serve New Yorkers for many years to come. Best wishes for a wonderful morning.
Charles E. Schumer
United States Senator