The district recently recognized one of their own at the December Board of Education meeting when they honored Grand Avenue Middle School science teacher Kenneth Abbot.
Abbot was awarded the highly prestigious Science Teachers Association of New York State 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award for the Intermediate Level. He was presented with the award at the 119th Annual STANYS Conference in Rochester on Nov. 3.
Abbot has filled several roles in the district during his 24-year tenure. At Grand Avenue, he is a veteran Regents Earth Science teacher and a true leader in the department. He has also coached numerous sports and taken on a host of responsibilities, including his role as honor society advisor.
He was the first recipient of the district’s Ann Crowley Award for Excellence in Professional Development. In addition, he has served as an earth science subject area representative for the Long Island region and also serves as vice president of the New York State Earth Science Teachers Association.
Abbot was presented with a certificate of congratulations from Board trustee Nina Lanci.