Resolution J2695-2013

Honoring Ashli Skura Dreher upon the occasion of her selection as the 2014 New York State Teacher of the Year

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  • Jan 14, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Jan 14, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 9, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION honoring Ashli Skura Dreher upon the occasion of
her selection as the 2014 New York State Teacher of the Year

WHEREAS, It is the sense of  this  Legislative  Body  to  recognize  and
commend  the  efforts  of  individuals  in  the  teaching profession who
distinguish themselves by  their  dedication  and  commitment  to  their
students; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern and fully in accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body  is  justly  proud  to  honor
Ashli  Skura  Dreher  upon the occasion of her selection as the 2014 New
York State Teacher of the Year; and
  WHEREAS, This highly selective and prestigious award is a testament to
Ashli Skura Dreher's educational  philosophy,  her  performance  in  the
classroom, and her tireless efforts to help each student succeed; and
  WHEREAS,  The  State  Teacher  of the Year Program is sponsored by the
following: the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT); the United Feder-
ation of Teachers (UFT); the New York State Parents and Teachers Associ-
ation (NYSPTA); the New York State Association School Curriculum  Devel-
opment  (NYSASCD); the New York State School Board Association (NYSSBA);
the School Administrators Association of  NYS  (SAANYS);  The  New  York
State  Association  of  Teacher Educators (NYSATE); The New York Associ-
ation  of  Colleges  for  Teacher  Education  (NYACATE);  ING  Financial
Services, Inc.; the Smarter Kids Foundation; SMART Technologies; and the
Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO); and
  WHEREAS, A high school special education teacher at the Lewiston-Port-
er  Central  School District in Youngstown, New York, Ashli Skura Dreher
has been teaching in the Lewiston-Porter Central School District for  15
years  and  is  the first teacher in the district to earn National Board
Certification for Professional Teaching  Standards,  one  of  teaching's
highest honors; she currently teaches special education in an 8:1:1 high
school  classroom working with students with moderate intellectual disa-
bilities and developmental disabilities; and
  WHEREAS, In addition, Ashli Skura Dreher is currently  a  dissertation
level  doctoral student in the Teaching and Curriculum Department of the
University of Rochester's Margaret Warner School of Education and  Human
Development,  where  she  enjoys  researching literacy, specifically the
best instructional practices for teaching and reading to  students  with
moderate intellectual disabilities; and
  WHEREAS,  Ashli  Skura  Dreher has a strong work ethic and works tire-
lessly for her students, her colleagues and her  school  community;  she
has  always  been  dedicated  to  connecting her school community to the
larger global community and encouraging her students to  become  produc-
tive citizens of the world; and
  WHEREAS,  This  Legislative  Body  takes  great  pride  in recognizing
esteemed citizens and is particularly proud to pay tribute to  teachers,
such as Ashli Skura Dreher, whose professional commitment and dedication
have  enhanced the excellence of education in the State of New York; she
is a true asset to society; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  Ashli Skura Dreher upon the occasion of her selection as the 2014
New York State Teacher of the Year; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Ashli Skura Dreher.

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