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Those who can do, teach

Editorial

— The teachers of the Cazenovia Central School District all deserve a pat on the back.

Aside from the district’s lengthy list of accolades, the high school was just recently recognized as a model school by Project Lead the Way for the 2010-11 year.

The honor was bestowed upon Cazenovia High School after the submission of an application six monthsago. PLTW sifted through more than 4,200 applications, finally settling on 16 schools from across the nation.

These institutions were chosen because they were able to successfully demonstrate the ways in which they encompass the best that PLTW has to offer today’s middle and high school students: they incorporate rigorous, hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematic curriculum that inspires, unlocks potential, and prepares students for the competitive, modern-day global marketplace.

Congratulations to technology department leader Chris Hurd, as well as Rob Axelson, Jason Hyatt, Thuc Phan, and Jason Webb for all their hard work, passion for technology instruction and dedication to the district’s students and community.

Amid the celebration, Hurd made sure to spotlight the entire district’s faculty.

“Because of the dedication of our staff, K through 12, the technology department gets the ‘cream of the crop,’” Hurd said. “All of our students come to us with a more-than-basic foundation, which is what they need to be successful in engineering math, science and communications skills.”

The tradition of excellence in Cazenovia stretches not only as far as the students’ academic and athletic scores, it also encompasses the instructors who enlighten the young pupils daily.

For a complete list of the administrators, faculty and staff who continue to set the Cazenovia Central School District apart from the rest, visit caz.cnyric.org.

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