Robert Karchawer recognized by Harvard-Radcliffe Club
Mr. Robert Karchawer
, center, was recently recognized
by the Harvard-Radcliffe Club of the Hudson Valley
February 9, 2010 - Robert Karchawer, social studies teacher at the Goshen High School, was recently recognized by the Harvard-Radcliffe Club of the Hudson Valley for the exceptional impact he made on a former student, who is now a senior at Harvard University.
After being nominated by Goshen graduate and former student Kevin Suehnholz, Karchawer was selected by the Harvard-Radcliffe Club to attend a weeklong professional development session at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
is the first recipient of such an award, and was chosen from all the teachers in the ninety-eight- school districts in Orange, Ulster, Sullivan, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, and Southern Columbia counties, based on nominations from current Harvard students, who felt that a certain teacher had made a difference in their education.
In his nomination, Suehnholz stated that Mr. Karchawer's
way of thinking "helped me understand, engage with, and above all appreciate my next five years of schooling in a way that I don't think I could have made it to or been prepared for Harvard
will receive free tuition for his
choice of one weeklong course in the Harvard Graduate School of Education
, as well as housing at the Courtyard Marriott and an allowance for meals, courtesy of the Harvard-Radcliffe Club
The "prize" totals approximately $3,500.
"I'm very excited to be given such a wonderful opportunity, and am looking forward to spending part of the summer in Boston, especially at Harvard
," said Karchawer
"More importantly, being recognized by a former student is wonderful.
I don't think that we, as educators, always recognize the impact we have on our students."
has chosen to participate in the course "Future of Learning," which offers educators the opportunity to learn how new technology will support learning.
"I chose this course because I need to become more familiar with new technologies in order to prepare our students for the world they will encounter," said Karchawer