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Mission Possible

Stories and insights on excellent education.

Congratulations to Success Academy’s 2017 Excellence Award Winners! Success Academy has selected outstanding school staff members from all 41 Success Academy schools to recognize their tremendous contributions to the Success community, families, and most importantly, scholars. Awards are given in three categories below:

Academic Achievement

The Academic Achievement Award honors the teachers who inspired their scholars to perform at the highest academic level across all 41 Success Academy schools.

Teacher Growth

The Teacher Growth Award is given to the teachers who have exhibited the most significant progress in achieving classroom-wide excellence since the start of the school year.

ETHOS Award

The ETHOS Award recognizes school staff who best demonstrate the Success community’s values: Excellence, Teamwork, Humor, Ownership, and Students.

The Success Academy community is deeply grateful to all of this year’s winners for going above and beyond — Beyond Z, as we say at Success — in their classrooms, offices, and school buildings to ensure their scholars get world-class public educations. Their countless hours of hard work, their enthusiasm, and their commitment to excellence for their scholars is an inspiration to the entire Success Academy community. This year’s winners are role models and leaders to our scholars and school staff alike, and we are proud to celebrate their work.

SA Bergen Beach

Jaclyn Warner

SETSS Teacher

ETHOS

SUNY Oneonta

Kelly Passafiume

1st Grade Teacher

Teacher Growth

Wagner College

SA Bensonhurst

Hannah Inglut

2nd Grade Teacher

ETHOS

The College at Brockport, SUNY

Courtney Yadoo

3rd Grade ICT Teacher

ETHOS

Harvard University

SA Bed-Stuy 1

Jessica Velasco

1st Grade ICT Teacher

Academic Achievement

Iona College

Rachel Jones

1st Grade ICT Teacher

Academic Achievement

University of Southern California

Johanna Umpierre

Elementary School Science Teacher

ETHOS

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lucero Villasis

2nd Grade Teacher

Teacher Growth

Brooklyn College, CUNY

SA Bed-Stuy 2

Ashley Wilson

Operations Manager

ETHOS

University of Pennsylvania

SA Bed-Stuy 3

Frank Alesci

Soccer Coach

ETHOS

Long Island University Brooklyn

Ania Lisa Etienne

1st Grade ICT Teacher

Teacher Growth

Davidson College

SA Bed-Stuy MS

Patrick Salazar

5th Grade ELA Teacher

Academic Achievement

Columbia University

Kristin Jones

ELA Teacher

Academic Achievement

Macaulay Honors College, CUNY – Hunter College

SA Bushwick

Katie Miecznikowski

Art Teacher

Teacher Growth

SUNY New Paltz

SA Bronx 1

Mahelia Mighty

Community Relations Manager

ETHOS

SUNY Geneseo

Diana Rawson

School Psychologist

ETHOS

Wagner College

SA Bronx 1 MS

Emily Mulkerne

Community Relations Manager

ETHOS

Wells College

DaShawn White

Dance Teacher

ETHOS

Christopher Newport University

Stefanie Persichilli

School Psychologist

ETHOS

University of Hartford

SA Bronx 2

Ashley Sansing

Kindergarten Teacher

ETHOS

Bloomsburg University

Maria Del Valle

Music Teacher

ETHOS

University of Florida

SA Bronx 2 MS

Caitlan Carberry

6th Grade ELA Teacher

ETHOS

University of Pennsylvania

Karina Mateo

7th Grade Math Teacher

ETHOS

Vassar College

SA Bronx 3 Lower

Jose Rosario

2nd Grade ICT Teacher

ETHOS

Rose Hill Campus – Fordham University

SA Bronx 3 Lower & Upper

Dakim Vanterpool

Chess Teacher

Teacher Growth

Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY

SA Bronx 3 Upper

Stephen Schwarz

Athletic Coach

ETHOS

SUNY Oswego

SA Bronx 4

Salema Jackson

Chess Teacher

ETHOS

Passaic County Community College (A.S. Human Services)

Javaughn Smith

Education Coordinator

ETHOS

University of Hartford

Yahaira Perozo

3rd Grade 12:1:1 Teacher

Teacher Growth

Brooklyn College, CUNY

SA Cobble Hill

Nicole Babbitt

4th Grade ICT Teacher

Teacher Growth

Wesleyan University

SA Cobble Hill MS

Sophia Ripple

5th Grade ELA Teacher

Academic Achievement

Smith College

SA Crown Heights

Allison Turck

4th Grade Teacher

Academic Achievement

Niagara University

Gregory Perrin

Athletic Coach

ETHOS

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Cole Yaverbaum

SETSS Teacher

ETHOS

Colby College

Kara Alden

4th Grade Teacher

Teacher Growth

Brigham Young University

SA Flatbush

Lily Freedberg

1st Grade Teacher

ETHOS

University of Michigan

Peter Witzig

1st Grade ICT Teacher

Teacher Growth

Emory University

SA Fort Greene

Susanna Sierra

1st Grade ICT Teacher

ETHOS

University of West Georgia

Nicole Carlson

Musical Theater Teacher

ETHOS

Brandeis University

Angela Moyer

School Psychologist

ETHOS

University at Albany, SUNY

SA Far Rockaway

William Hennep

Kindergarten Teacher

ETHOS

Sage College of Albany

Angel Roopnarine

Kindergarten Teacher

Teacher Growth

SUNY Fredonia

SA Harlem 1

James Casey

1st Grade ICT Teacher

ETHOS

Howard University

Tanisha Haney

1st Grade ICT Teacher

ETHOS

City College of New York, CUNY

Kayla Bostwick

Kindergarten Teacher

ETHOS

Georgetown University

John Gonzalez

Dance Teacher

Teacher Growth

Hofstra University

SA Harlem 2

Hillary Scott

3rd Grade ICT Teacher

Teacher Growth

Eckerd College

Victoria Brienza

3rd Grade ICT Teacher

Teacher Growth

Marist College

Tyreen Sims

ES Science Teacher

Teacher Growth

Gettysburg College

SA Harlem 3 Lower

Lauren Diorio

3rd Grade ICT Teacher

Teacher Growth

Seton Hall University

SA Harlem 3 Upper

Stephanie Retana

ES Science Teacher

Teacher Growth

Smith College

SA Harlem 4

Brianna O’Sullivan

1st Grade ICT Teacher

ETHOS

SUNY Oswego

Traci Ritterband

School Psychologist

ETHOS

University of Delaware

Samantha Mayer

3rd Grade Teacher

Teacher Growth

SUNY Cortland

SA Harlem 5

Aaron Marcus

3rd Grade ICT Teacher

ETHOS

Morehouse College Atlanta

Kate Benenson

1st Grade ICT Teacher

Teacher Growth

Bucknell University

April Jones

Kindergarten Teacher

Teacher Growth

Binghamton University

SA Harlem Central

Lauren Nemchik

Art Teacher

ETHOS

The Pennsylvania State University

Zanifa Campbell

MS ELA Teacher

Teacher Growth

Howard University

SA Harlem East

Melissa Albanese

8th Grade ELA Teacher

Academic Achievement

McGill University

Fabio Janeiro

Athletics

ETHOS

Hofstra University

Kaitlyn McCloy

6th Grade Science Teacher

Teacher Growth

Wake Forest University

SA Hell’s Kitchen

Eileen Jonas

2nd Grade ICT Teacher

Academic Achievement

Binghamton University

Jaime Kobak

2nd Grade ICT Teacher

Academic Achievement

University of Michigan

Agatha Cummings

3rd Grade Teacher

Academic Achievement

Vanderbilt University

Zachary Bijesse

ES Science Teacher

Academic Achievement

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hil

SA Harlem North Central

Brian Leacock

5th Grade Math Teacher

Teacher Growth

Florida State University

Lexis White

6th Grade ELA Teacher

Teacher Growth

Howard University

Quantasia Islam

7th Grade History Teacher

Teacher Growth

College of the Holy Cross

SA Harlem North West

April Junta

6th Grade Math Teacher

ETHOS

University of Richmond

Kelly Murphy

7th Grade ELA Teacher

ETHOS

Bucknell University

Cara Dennen

Math Teacher

Teacher Growth

Vanderbilt University

SA High School of the Liberal Arts

Courtney MacNealy

English Teacher

ETHOS

The Pennsylvania State University – Schreyer Honors College

Katelyn Klipfel

School Psychologist

ETHOS

SUNY Buffalo State

Jessica Lovaas

History Teacher

Teacher Growth

Williams College

SA Harlem West

Christina Carfora

8th Grade Science Teacher

Academic Achievement

New York University

Dujuan Heath

Athletic Coach

ETHOS

Bryant University

Elizabeth Pierce

History Teacher

ETHOS

Princeton University

SA Midtown West MS

Leah Green

5th Grade Math Teacher

Academic Achievement

University of Vermont

Katelynn Lucyk

6th Grade Science Teacher

Academic Achievement

Quinnipiac University

SA Prospect Heights

Kristen Morrissey

3rd Grade Teacher

ETHOS

University of Vermont

SA Rosedale

Melissa Small

Art Teacher

ETHOS

Hartwick College

Gina Castillon

ES Science Teacher

Teacher Growth

New York University

SA Springfield Gardens

Alyssa Yurasits

Community Relations Coordinator

ETHOS

New York University

Stephanie Schwartz

2nd Grade Teacher

Teacher Growth

Concordia University

SA South Jamaica

Liam Allman

Community Relations Coordinator

ETHOS

Hobart College

AnnaMaria Smeraldi

1st Grade Teacher

Teacher Growth

SUNY Geneseo

SA Union Square

Emilie Ganter

1st Grade Teacher

Academic Achievement

Emory University

Kelly Cabezas

Art Teacher

ETHOS

The School of Visual Arts

Mary Jerz

Kindergarten Teacher

Teacher Growth

SUNY Fredonia

SA Upper West

Laura Watson

Kindergarten Teacher

Academic Achievement

Molloy College

Adriana Belalcazar

3rd Grade ICT Teacher

ETHOS

Hunter College

Emily Martucci

3rd Grade ICT Teacher

ETHOS

Fairfield University

Gabriella Scull

Community Relations Manager

ETHOS

Binghamton University

SA Williamsburg Lower

Amanda Kinsley

ES Science Teacher

ETHOS

Brooklyn College

Rashid Perkins

1st Grade ICT Teacher

Teacher Growth

Hobart & William Smith Colleges

SA Williamsburg Lower & Upper

Lauren Farrara

School Psychologist

ETHOS

Temple University

SA Williamsburg Upper

Samuel Gradess

5th Grade History Teacher

Academic Achievement

St. Lawrence University

Toni Donohue

4th Grade 12:1:1 Teacher

Teacher Growth

Maine College of Art

Sara Burneal

4th Grade 12:1:1 Teacher

Teacher Growth

University at Buffalo

SA Washington Heights

Kelly Vaile

3rd Grade Teacher

Academic Achievement

The George Washington University

Martha Ozoria-Mejia Pichardo

Community Relations Manager

ETHOS

Brooklyn College, CUNY

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