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2017 Distinguished Teacher Awards


These awards recognize educators in the Buffalo-Niagara region who have shown a commitment to the young people

of our region through the meaningful teaching of English Language Arts in grades 7-12.


Congratulations to these outstanding professionals and the winners of the Distinguished Educator Awards 2017:

First Year Teacher: Felice Brandy, Buffalo Public Schools
Early Career: Natalie Schnorr, Tapestry Charter School
Experienced Teacher: Paul Endres, Depew High School
Lifetime Achievement: Tom O'Malley, St. Francis High School
Administrative Leadership in ELA: Dr. Michael Gruber, Buffalo Public Schools, Olmsted at Kensington


Thank you for all that you do to help promote authentic, important, and real-life learning.

2016 Distinguished Teacher Awards


These awards recognize educators in the Buffalo-Niagara region who have shown a commitment to the young people

of our region through the meaningful teaching of English Language Arts in grades 7-12.


Congratulations to these outstanding professionals and the winners of the Distinguished Educator Awards 2016:

First Year Teacher: Chelsea Nabozny, Maritime Charter School
Early Career: Amanda Thompson, Frontier Middle School
Experienced Teacher: Kristen Pastore Capuana, Cheektowaga Central High School
Lifetime Achievement: JoAnn Wiatrowski, Immaculata Academy
Administrative Leadership in ELA: James Mule, St. Amelia School


Thank you for all that you do to help promote authentic, important, and real-life learning.