Apple for the Teacher

November 4, 2013-Sue Schwartz

mssuecroppedToday’s Apple for the Teacher Award recipient is Sue Schwartz from the New Roots Charter School in Ithaca nominated by Victoria Holle.

“New Roots is an amazing school and actually all the teachers are great. Ms. Sue is honestly the best teacher ever! This school is so amazing and there are so many fantastic teachers at this school. I could keep naming them, but I won’t. The reason I picked Ms. Sue is because she shows us that English is fun! I didn’t like English class until she started teaching me. I hope you pick Ms. Sue as the Apple for the Teacher Award because she deserves it. Ms. Sue takes the time to get to know us and ask us how we’re doing each day. She puts smiles on kids’ faces who are having a bad day.”

In her words…

“It is wonderful teaching New Roots students because they are honest and they question the world around them. They continue to amaze, delight and challenge me with their insightful writing and their new ideas about the books we read and the topics we discuss in class. They are also FUN! Just this week, my “crew” class decorated my room with Halloween streamers and spiders while I was away at a meeting. We laugh a lot. I love teaching at New Roots!”

Recent Headlines

in National

The skies will be crowded this Labor Day

Fresh
plane

The group has forecast that summer travel will reach an all-time high on the wings of a strong U.S. economy.

in Local

Talib Kweli concert draws 2,000 to downtown Ithaca

Fresh
kweli 1

Hip-hop star Talib Kweli drew large crowd to refurbished Ithaca Commons; artist spoke about Black Lives Matter, had shoes thrown at him

in National

Days numbered for barcodes as shoppers demand more data

Fresh
barcodes

Growing demand for more information about the products we buy could mean the end of the simple barcode - the blocks of black and white stripes that adorn most objects for sale and are scanned five billion times a day.

in Sports

Preview: Deutsche Bank Championship

Fresh
18-overlay1

The 2015 FedExCup Playoffs continue with the second leg in Boston, Massachusetts at TPC Boston where the top 100 in the standings will dwindle down to 70 for the BMW Championship.

in Local

Enfield fire leaves home “a total loss”

Fresh
fire

Fire started before 2:30 Thursday afternoon; no injuries were reported, but property is considered a loss due to damage