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More than 150 educators, related service providers, administrators and students interested in pursuing a career in education met at The Desmond Hotel in Albany for the first-ever “Celebration of Teaching and Learning”.

The event was designed to not only honor exceptional teachers in our region but also to introduce high school students in Rensselaer, Columbia and Greene Counties to various careers and careers paths in education.

Representing Averill Park Central School District was Lizette Hicks (Math) and Kara Pedersen (Teacher of the Visually Impaired).

The event coincided with National Teacher Appreciation Week, and 40 teachers from 18 school districts and Questar III were nominated to attend and recognized with a certificate for their dedication to their craft.