Ambassadors to the Future of our Children, Education, and New York State

On June 15, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul announced the round 3 recipients of the Empire State Excellence in Teaching Award. 54 P-12 public school teachers were rewarded for their impressive skillset as an educator and commitment to success for all of their students.

Every day, thousands of teachers across the State of New York are making a difference in the lives of children. These teachers hold high expectations and academic goals for every one of their students. They foster creativity, instill a love of learning, and motivate all students, inspiring thinking and student initiative. These professionals are eager learners who pursue meaningful professional development throughout their careers.