School: Virgil I.Grissom Middle School (M.S. 226Q)|
Location: Queens, New York
In spite of only being on the job since September, Rushell White has already begun to make a significant impact on all of those who make up the Virgil L. Grissom Middle School (M.S. 226Q) in Queens. This process began when she showed up to the first staff meeting with the names of all 137 of the school's staff members in her memory bank.
Program: Project Hush Little Baby |
School: St. Edmund Preparatory School
Location: Brooklyn, New York
A social studies teacher at the school, Danielle Madden-Buck started "Project Hush Little Baby," to create a positive light for parents of premature babies out of a personal tragedy. In October 2009, Madden-Buck was told she would have triplets until losing one of the babies in the third week of the pregnancy.
School: Patchogue-Medford High School |
Location: Medford, New York
For the past 11 years, members of First Team Robotics have been witnessing the wonders of physics and digital technology through extraordinary out-of-the-classroom applications by way of a program better known as "Team 329." Students have been reaping the benefits of being mentored by Motorola Foundation engineers, volunteers and returning alumni to create their own robots -- each with their own specific qualities -- to compete in prestigious competitions.
Program: Learning is Unleashed|
Location:Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey
For more than 40 years, the ECLC of Ho-Ho-Kus has always been looking for innovative ways to treat students with autism, Down syndrome and a variety of other handicaps. It is its pioneering spirit that has given its school in Ho-Ho-Kus the distinction of being the only known school in New Jersey to use a full-time service dog as part of students' day-to-day activities.
High School: Discovery High School |
Some may call it improbable. Stephen Ritz, a science teacher at Discovery High School, just calls it progress. By implementing a vertical growing technology and edible gardens at his school, Ritz and his students have been growing vegetables at the rate of 20,000 pounds a year as part of an effort known as the "Green Bronx Machine.