Cuba-Rushford Middle School teacher named 2022 NYS Teacher of the Year



BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) – A teacher at Cuba-Rushford Middle School was named New York State’s Teacher of the Year in 2022.

Carly Santangelo, an agricultural teacher, was celebrated Monday by the State Board of Regents and the United Teachers of New York State.

Santangelo has been an educator in Cuba-Rushford since 2018 and is a former teacher at BOCES in Cattaraugus-Allegany-Erie-Wyoming.

“Being an educator requires a strong resilience in the face of challenges, and Carly exemplifies the resilience that NYSUT members demonstrate every day in their classrooms,” said NYSUT President Andy Pallotta. possess educators statewide: dedication, mastery of one’s craft, a sincere belief in the success of the entire school community, and that resilience that has been so crucial, especially over the past year and a half. proud to call Carly a member of NYSUT.

NYSUT said Santangelo is a role model of hard work for his students and a valued member of his community.

“Connecting students with our community is my priority, whether it’s involving them in volunteer opportunities that deepen what they’ve learned in the classroom or simply helping them succeed in any field. career after graduation, ”Santangelo said. “I believe in a spirit of collaboration between educators, students and the community. When we come together we can show students the kind of impact they can have in the world every day. “

The other finalists for Teacher of the Year were:

  • Amber Chandler, President of the Frontier Central Teachers Association
  • Co-President of the Watervliet Teachers Association, Jeanne Lance
  • Heather McCutcheon, member of the Herkimer Teachers Association
  • Lynn Sajdak, member of the Hamburg Teachers Association.



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