2016 Teacher of Excellence Award

  • Katherine Whitehurst Selected as a “Teacher of Excellence” by Senator Boyle


    To mark National Teacher Appreciation Week, New York State Senator Phil Boyle recognized a number of exceptional teachers at a special ceremony and reception.


    At this ceremony Mrs. Katherine Whitehurst, Sayville A.C.E. (Academics for Challenge and Enrichment) Teacher, was among those recognized as a Teacher of Excellence. Nominated by Sayville Superintendent Dr. Walter Schartner, Mrs. Whitehurst has been a dedicated teacher at the elementary level for more than 25 years in Sayville Schools. Her commitment to her students and her passion for teaching has created a wonderful legacy and left a lasting impression for many of her former students. Expressing her reaction to receiving this recognition, Mrs. Whitehurst said, “I was extremely honored and feel so grateful to be working in a community that values teachers.”


    Congratulations, Mrs. Whitehurst, for receiving this well-deserved Teacher of Excellence Award.