Air Force Association — Teacher of the Year

Recognize a colleague who is preparing students to use and contribute to tomorrow’s technologies. 

Rochester Teachers Association and Air Force Chapter 308 have joined “forces” to recognize up to 2 classroom teachers for their accomplishments and achievements in exciting K-12 students about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  Winner(s) will receive a check for $250.00, a Certificate of Excellence, an AFA pad-folio, and a Chapter Teacher of the Year pin.

Please send the completed nomination form by April 12, 2019, (click here to download form) a letter of recommendation from the person nominating the teacher, and a letter of recommendation from the school administrator to RTA c/o Aimee Rinere, 30 N. Union St., Suite 301, Rochester, NY 14607.  You may also email the packet to arinere@rochesterteachers.com or fax to 546-4123.

A joint committee will review all applications received by April 12, 2018.  Winner(s) will be recognized at their school, date TBD.  Winner(s) will receive a check for $250.00, a Certificate of Excellence, an AFA pad-folio, and a Chapter Teacher of the Year pin.

Please help in recognizing your colleagues who are preparing our students to use and contribute to tomorrow’s technologies. 

Former Winners of “Teacher of the Year” Award from AFA & RTA:

2012               Peter Mastrogovanni           #8

2013               Martha O’Duffy                   #9

2014               Logan Newman                    East High

2016               Peter Mastrogovanni           #3

                        Vici Patanella                       #3

                        Tina Rodger                          #3

2017               Logan Newman                    East High

2018               Julie Ricciuto                        #29

                        Wendy Ferris                        #29

                        Jennifer Rothfuss                 #23

                        Nghia T. Tran                       #8

                        Toni Stevens-Oliver            Thornell Rd., Pittsford

2019               Apply so you can be the next “Teacher of the Year”

Download Air Force Association Nomination Form

Download Air Force cover letter

Download Nominating Teacher/Administrator Letter