Sixteen Physical Education Student Teachers Honored

 Sixteen Physical Education Student Teachers Honored

05/22/2012 

Sixteen senior physical education majors at SUNY Cortland were recognized with Lenore K. Alway/Anthony P. Tesori Awards for their outstanding work in student teaching in New York state schools during the Fall 2011 semester.

Physical Education Department faculty members nominated nine women and seven men for the recognition. The students received a certificate.

The Alway award, given to women, acknowledges Lenore K. Alway, the late pioneering head of women’s physical education at the College from 1941 to 1965. The men’s award honors Anthony P. Tesori, a 1939 graduate who gave the College many years of leadership in athletics and administrative areas and earned the College’s C-Club Hall of Fame Award for his achievements before and after graduation.

The Alway Award honorees and the New York state schools or school districts where they completed their teaching are as follows:

• Alyson Case of Naples, N.Y., at Rochester City School District and Victor Central School District.

• Jamie Florindi of Cortland at Ithaca School District and LaFayette Central School District.

• Gillian Garzia of Cortland at Clarkstown Central School District and Ramapo Central School District.

• Jacqueline Graves of Manlius, N.Y., at Syracuse City School District and East Syracuse – Minoa Central School District.

• Lauren Herman of Dix Hills, N.Y., at Ithaca City School District and Groton Central School District.

• Rebecca Knierim of Springville, N.Y., at Cheektowaga – Sloan Union Free School District and at Orchard Park Central School District.

• Alicia Nipper of Auburn, N.Y., at Marcellus Central School District and Fulton City School District.

• Nicole Sherman of Dix Hills at North Babylon Union Free School District and at Hauppauge Union Free School District.

• Sara Tagliaferri of Cortland at Dryden Central School District and Tully Central School District.


The Tesori Award honorees and the schools or school districts where they completed their teaching are as follows:

• Tyler Byrnes of Cortland at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central School District and Glens Falls City School District.

• Scott Gilberti of Wappingers Falls, N.Y., at Beacon Central School District and Somers Central School District.

• Zachary Kiggins of Cortland at West Genesee Central School District and LaFayette Central School District.

• Joseph Roche of Mahopac, N.Y., at Groton Central School District and Newark Valley Central School District.

• John Roth of Johnstown, N.Y., at Marathon Central School District and Fabius-Pompey Central School District.

• Frank Thomas of Cortland at McGraw Central School District and Liverpool Central School District.

• Matthew Walker of New Windsor, N.Y., at Pine Bush Central School District and Ramapo Central School District.

For more information, contact the Physical Education Department at (607) 753-5577.


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