The award was given to Anne Marie Todes, who is a 5th Grade teacher at Belle Harbor School (PS 114Q) in Belle Harbor, Queens. Ms. Todes
was presented with a check for $1,000 and her
school received a $500 grant at a ceremony recently held during the school's Renaissance Fair, which Ms. Todes
organizes each year.
was cited for her
selflessness, caring and energetic leadership.The school's principal, Brian O'Connell, said in his nomination form, "In this school community's eyes, Ms. Todes is not just ‘Our Teacher of the Year,' she is the ‘Teacher of All Years, Every Year.' " Ms. Todes has been teaching in the New York City public school system for more than 30 years.