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HS Special Ed teacher earns Silver Apple Award

Robin Sesnie, a special education teacher at Tonawanda High School in the Tonawanda City School District, earned the Silver Apple Award, which recognizes excellence in special education.

Alison Parzych, an Erie 1 BOCES regional special education training specialist who created the award, stated, “Robin is being recognized for her growth mindset in improving her systems in the classroom and making professional development a priority, even in a tight schedule. Robin is always wearing the hat of 'doing what’s right for students,' actively listens to students and positively reacts to their concerns. She works hard to perfect her craft, making Robin the perfect candidate for the Silver Apple Award!"

The Silver Apple Award lets teachers know their work ethic is appreciated. It shines a spotlight on teachers who are innovative or adapt/adopt the practices shared with them during trainings.

Robin with the Silver Apple Award and certificate

Above: Robin Sesnie with her certificate and Silver Apple award and Alison Parzych, who created the award.