Office of Higher Education

2009 Better Beginnings Award


District Superintendents of Schools; Deans and Directors of Teacher; Education Programs; New York State United Teachers; Members of the Board of Regents; NYS School District Superintendents; NYC Regional Superintendents; Lottery Educators of the Week; NYS Lottery Education Program; National Education Association of NY; NYC Teachers Association; NYS Council of School Superintendents; NYS School Boards Association; NYS School Administrators Association; NYC Teachers Association; NYS Parent/Teacher Association; Association for School Curriculum and Development; School Administrators’ Association of NYS; School Principals; United Federation of Teachers; Other Partners

From: Johanna Duncan-Poitier, Senior Deputy Commissioner of P16: Office of Elementary, Middle, Secondary and Continuing Education and Office of Higher Education

May 6, 2009


2009 Better Beginnings Awards

I am pleased to announce that the application for the 2009 Better Beginnings Award is now available online: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/kiap/ted/BBA/

The spirit of the Better Beginnings Award is that better beginnings make stronger completions. It recognizes early childhood education as the most effective investment for long-term success. To be eligible, the nominee must be currently teaching at the elementary level (PreK-6) at a public or private school, and be appropriately credentialed in New York State.

A teacher may be initially recommended for nomination by any person within the school or community, including pupils, parents, administrators, teachers and community members. A complete portfolio, with the inclusion of at least one, and no more than two, statement(s) of nomination from each of these categories is submitted for each nominee.

We look forward to receiving many applications from our statewide teachers for this important teacher recognition initiative. Please contact David Lovell, Better Beginnings Award Coordinator, at (518) 486-6042 or via e-mail at: tdpr@mail.nysed.gov with any questions. As always, we appreciate your cooperation.

Last Updated: April 19, 2012