The Academy for Character Education Announces "Champions of Character"
The Academy for Character Education at The Sage Colleges, Troy, N.Y. is pleased to announce this year’s Champions of Character awardees for leadership in education and community service. Nominees are selected who demonstrate positive character traits within their profession and in the wider community.
The Sage Colleges Champions of Character
Administrators: Robert Grebert, Lori Maki
Faculty Member: Deborah Lawrence
Students: Sharon Domine, Joshua Hewitt, Jane Spear
Staff Member: Carolyn Van DeMark
Jeanine Zaccara, One World Club, Edison School, Port Chester CSD
Joanne Hyde, K-6 School Counselor,Wolcott St. School, LeRoy CSD
Patrick Morris, Greenwich Jr-Sr HS Counselor, Greenwich CSD
Sean Peterson, 11-12th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Wallkill Sr. HS, Wallkill CSD
Heather Larkin, Assistant Professor,University at Albany
NYS American Association of University Women, Eileen Hartmann, President
Aaron Johnson, Cohoes Community Center/Van Schiack Grade School
School Administrator Leadership
Joe Palmer, Principal, Harrison Ave ES, So. Glens Falls CSD Michael Effie, Principal, Cleveland ES, Central Square CSD
Sarah Risko, New Lebanon Jr-Sr. High School
Mike Feurstein- Director, How to Unmake a Bully, Glendaal ES, Scotia Glenville CSD
Pride Center of the Capital Region- Nora Yates, Executive Director
Business Leader Award
E. Stewart Jones, Esquire, Attorney & Civic Benefactor- Troy, NY
Business Organization Award
Civic Leader Award
Tina Marie Smith, President, Troy Housing Authority Tenant Association
Civic Organization Award
Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County
Formal announcements and presentations will be made during The Academy for Character Education’s Champions of Character Award Banquet on April 3, 2012 at the Franklin Plaza Ballroom in Troy. For further information or tickets for this event, please contact The Academy for Character Education at The Sage Colleges (http://www.sage.edu/centers/charactered) (518) 244-2336.
The Academy for Character Education was established in 2000 to help foster the character traits of responsibility, civility, respect, honesty, fairness, trustworthiness and citizenship in students throughout the educational spectrum as well as in families and communities. While its primary goal is to help school districts integrate the concepts of Character Education into their formal and informal curriculum, the Academy pursues a comprehensive approach to character development reaching out to all sectors of the larger community including the family, civic organizations, businesses, and government
The Academy, which operates within Sage's School of Education, provides training institutes, in-service days for teachers and staff, leadership training for students and specialized programs for other sectors of the community.