The Empire State Excellence in Teaching Award is given to teachers that are “Ambassadors to the Future of Education” and therefore exemplify the dedication, mission, skill, expertise, and talent of outstanding teachers. They specifically inspire and motivate all children day in and day out, making learning exciting while holding them to high expectations, preparing them for a lifelong journey of learning, and therefore making a significant difference in children’s lives.
Mr. Coffed was anonymously nominated for the award and was therefore asked to submit a subsequent application. The Award is given to PreK-12 teachers from across New York State following a nomination and subsequent application process. Mr. Coffed will serve as a representative of the mission and in-depth work of teachers across the State as an Ambassador of the Teaching Profession. He will be provided the opportunity to share insights on professional learning and also advise on education with regional development leaders, university leaders in teacher education, and policy makers. The awarded monies will be used to fund such ventures.