Rochester Teachers Care

Rochester Teachers Care is in our 4th year of an initiative to highlight the terrific work that Rochester teachers do every day and to educate the public about the exciting learning opportunities in our public schools. The project will highlight exemplary work and dedication of our colleagues in service to our students. The RTA will release a professionally produced brief video highlighting the work of individual teachers, groups of colleagues, or entire Rochester schools. Supported by a generous grant from our state union, the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), we are working on this exciting project with former local newscaster Robin DeWind and photo-journalist Chris Coffey.

Below are the videos from this school year.  To see past videos from others years click on the links below.

To nominate yourself, another colleague or a group of colleagues who are doing something special as a RCSD teacher please email Aimee Rinere or Matt Lavonas . You can also call us at the RTA (585 546 2681).

This Rochester Teachers Care video highlights Chris Passamonte and how he is keeping in touch and interacting with his PE students from School #2.

This Rochester Teachers Care video highlights Priscilla Street and Sue Lavonas and how they are providing for their students from School #2 in these ever changing times.

This Rochester Teachers Care video highlights Robin Hill and the opportunities he gives his students at School #9 with hands-on activities.

This Rochester Teachers Care video highlights Eleonor Payton from Monroe as she shares her experiences to bond with her students.

This Rochester Teachers Care video highlights Sara Wright and how she builds relationships and communicates with her students through music at School #8.

This Rochester Teachers Care video highlights Celi Torres-Hayes and how she provides opportunities for her students to express themselves through blogs.

This Rochester Teachers Care video highlights Michele Domina and how she is helping her new students with all of the transitions that come with starting over.

This Rochester Teachers Care video highlights Lindsay Lennertz from RISE/RIA and how she gets her students involved in writing through podcasts.

This Rochester Teachers Care video highlights Jen Finewood and the extraordinary things she brings to her students and her classroom.

This Rochester Teachers Care video highlights Amy Zhan from the Children’s School and how she helps her students during all of the disruptions in the RCSD.

This Rochester Teachers Care video highlights Julie Rossette and how she builds relationships and meets students where they are at to help them succeed at Edison.

This Rochester Teachers Care video highlights Katie Holbein and how she helps her students at School #28 learn and grow while overcoming challenges.

This Rochester Teachers Care video highlights Anthony Lupia from School #45 and how he uses hands-on engaging learning to make connections in his science class.

This Rochester Teachers Care video highlights Terrell Cunningham as he takes his own approach to make connections and relate to his students.

This Rochester Teachers Care video highlights Marlene Crawford-Plunkett and how she builds trust and relationships with her students.

This Rochester Teachers Care video highlights Sarah Berry and how she takes her students to new levels, both academically and personally.

This Rochester Teachers Care video highlights Kim Shepard and how she models perseverance to her students at School #44.

This Rochester Teachers Care video highlights Kari McCree and how she builds the mentor relationship with her students at School #12.

This video focuses on Robert Newell from Edison and how he provides his students opportunities and options for a brighter future.

This special Rochester Teachers Care video highlights the joint work of the RTA Social Justice and RTA Action Committees to provide support and relief to people who have been impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

This Rochester Teachers Care video highlights Jordan Addison and how he is helping his students at School #22 learn self control and focus on becoming better students and better people.

This Rochester Teachers Care video highlights Colleen Brind’Amour as she gives her students real world experience through Project Search.

his Rochester Teachers Care video highlights Michelle Coccia at SOTA as she builds trust and self esteem with her students and helps them excel both personally and academically.

This Rochester Teachers Care video highlights Davin Reddington and how he makes connections with his students and provides opportunities through the Outdoor Club.