The quality and creativity of the applications for the third annual Schools of Excellence Award far exceeded our expectations. We received over 30 applications of all shapes and sizes, ranging from a quilt to DVDs, scrapbooks and videos from a diverse group of Penny Harvest schools.
The Penny Harvest School of Excellence selection committee – including members of the Penny Harvest NYC Advisory Board and Common Cents senior staff –scored the applications on the basis of the demonstrated quality of their program, the depth of their described program innovations and the overall detail and presentation of their application.
Ultimately, a total of 7 schools were awarded as Penny Harvest Schools of Excellence 08/09 with the highest honors for scoring in the top 20% of all applications submitted. A select group of 10 schools were recognized with first honors for scoring in the top 50% of all applications submitted. Since we were so impressed by the quality of this year’s applications, 18 schools will also be recognized as Penny Harvest Schools of Excellence 08/09. Download the Judging Rubric and Scorecard used to select this year’s winners.
All 35 schools will receive their certificates of recognition and be recognized at our Penny Harvest Professional Development sessions in the Fall. Stay tuned for live updates in September!
Here are the winners:
PS 197 Brooklyn, Coach: Patricia Weiser
PS 112 Lefferts Park, Coach: Mary Czado
PS 15 Patrick F. Daly, Coach: Julie Cavanagh
W.T. Clarke Middle School, Coach: Debbie Marks
PS 1 Alfred E. Smith, Coaches: Eleanor Christian and Harriet Savitz
PS 155, Coach: Andrea Elsasser
PS 19 The Curtis School, Coach: Jeanne Raleigh
PS 211, Coach: Richard Feldman
PS 7 Abraham Lincoln, Coach: Susan Pavane
PS 119 Amersfort, Coach: Genevieve Berretta
PS 200 Benson School, Coach: Michelle Harrison
PS 506 School of Journalism & Technology, Coaches: Allison Parsley and Ashley Herring
PS 132 The Conselyea School, Coaches: Heather deKoning and Stacey Clarke Fontaine
PS 154 Magnet School for Science & Technology, Coach: Melinda Fought
The School at Columbia University, Coach: Deanna Belcher
PS 215 Lucretia Mott, Coach: Lois Mann
PS 29 Bardwell, Coaches: Liz Ladiana and Eileen Dibenetto
Mott Hall III, Coach: Caroline Rostant
PS 205 Fiorello Laguardia, Coach: Carol Ann Rosado
PS 24 Spuyten Duyvil, Coach: Andrea Feldman
PS 3 Raul Julia Micro Society, Coach: Bernadette Flores
Accion Academy, Coach: Stan Weinberg
PS 235 Lenox, Coach: Nick Taranto
JHS 78 Roy H. Mann, Coach: Debra Richardson
PS 179 Kensington, Coach: Pancho Bernaldez
PS 230 Doris L. Cohen, Coach: Anselm Scrubb
PS 146 Ann M. Short, Coach: Helaine Eisenberg
New Explorations into Science Technology and Math, Coach: Joanna Drusin
PS 118 Lorraine Hansberry, Coach: Deborah Greene
PS 156 Laurelton, Coach: Susan Albanese
JHS 190 Russell Sage, Coach: Laura Glass
PS 23 Richmondtown, Coach: Anne Marie Oglio and Marie Martino
PS 46 Albert V. Maniscalco, Coach: Susan Tasso
PS 48 William C. Wilcox, Coach: Terry Guthrie
IS 72 Rocco Laurie, Coaches: Clifford Hagen and Josephine Palmeri
Questions or Comments? Contact your school support staff member at 212-579-0579.