NYSED / Teacher Appreciation Week

Messages of Appreciation – From Student to Teacher

To recognize the contributions made by teachers across New York we are sharing video tributes sent from school districts around the State.

Mark Brucker and Paul Dolan, Culinary Arts Instructors
Capital Region BOCES Career & Tech School

Student Interviewed:

  • Rachel Gauthier, a senior in the Culinary Arts program at Capital Region BOCES Career & Tech School

(Video posted May 10, 2013)


Brene Choppa, Cosmetology Instructor
Southern Adirondack Education Center, Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex (WSWHE BOCES)

Student Interviewed:

  • Erin Doran, Southern Adirondack Education Center, Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex(WSWHE BOCES)

(Video posted May 9, 2013)


Jenny Osowski, Social Studies Teacher
Otselic Valley Central School District

Student Interviewed:

  • Esther Lyon

(Video posted May 8, 2013)


Frank Ando, HVAC/R (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration) Teacher
Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School

Student Interviewed:

  • Cody Largeteau

(Video posted May 7, 2013)


Chef Nathan Koscielski, Culinary Arts Instructor
Genesee Valley Educational Partnership, Batavia Campus

Students Interviewed:

  • Peter Boylan, senior from LeRoy Central Schools and a second year student in the Culinary Arts program at Batavia Career and Technical Education Center
  • Mikaela Shaw, senior from Attica Central Schools and a second year students in the Culinary Arts program at Batavia Career and Technical Education Center

(Video posted May 6, 2013)

Last Updated: May 20, 2013