The creativity of the applications for the fourth annual Schools of Excellence Award was truly impressive. We received over 30 applications of all shapes and sizes, ranging from CDs/DVDs to scrapbooks and student-made books 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, 6 schools were awarded the highest honors as Penny Harvest Schools of Excellence 09/10 for scoring in the Top 20%, 10 were awarded first honors as a Penny Harvest Schools of Excellence 09/10 for scoring in the Top 50%, and 16 schools received the Penny Harvest Schools of Excellence 09/10 distinction by our senior staff and Advisory Board.
Download the Judging Rubric and Scorecard used to select this year’s winners.
All 32 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 112 Lefferts Park, Coaches: Mary Czado and Lauren Olivieri
PS 119 Amersfort, Coach: Genevieve Berretta
PS 197 Brooklyn, Coach: Patricia Weiser
W.T. Clarke Middle School, Coach: Debbie Marks
PS 1 Alfred E. Smith, Coaches: Eleanor Christian and Harriet Savitz
PS 19 The Curtis School, Coach: Jeanne Raleigh
PS 205 Fiorello Laguardia, Coach: Carol Ann Rosado
PS 72 Dr. William Dorney, Coach: Janette Hernandez
PS 15 Patrick F. Daly, Coach: Julie Cavanagh
PS 398 Walter Weaver, Coach: Cara Usatch
PS 7 Abraham Lincoln, Coach: Susan Pavane
New Explorations into Science Technology and Math, Coach: Joanna Drusin
PS 144 Col Jeromus Remsen, Coach: Elizabeth Schneider
JHS 190 Russell Sage, Coach: Laura Glass
PS 29 Bardwell, Coach: Eileen Dibenetto
Castle Day Care, Coach: Barbara Monaco
PS 310 Marble Hill, Coach: Anita Morganstern
Juan Morel Campos Secondary School, Coach: Dohrey Barrow
PS 179 Kensington, Coach: Jeff Kohler
PS 186 Dr. Irving A. Gladstone, Coaches: Elaine Delaney and Donna Neglia
PAVE Academy, Coach: Katherine Sing
JHS 201 The Dyker Heights, Coach: Sophia Balanikas
Mark Twain IS 239 for the Gifted & Talented, Coaches: June Gevertzman and Rosanna Connena
PS 75 Mayda Cortiella, Coach: Patie Hart
PS 112 Jose Celso Barbosa, Coaches: Ziograin Correa and Irma Colon
PS 163 Alfred E. Smith, Coach: Susan Knaster
IS 528 Bea Fuller Rodgers School, Coach: Tristan Wright
PS 174 William Sidney Mount, Coach: Marie Russell
PS 215 Lucretia Mott, Coach: Lois Mann
PS 48 William C. Wilcox, Coach: Terry Guthrie
PS 6 Corporal Allan F. Kivlehan School, Coach: Angela Bonanno
IS 72 Rocco Laurie, Coaches: Clifford Hagen and Josephine Palmeri
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