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Congratulations Penny Harvest Schools of Excellence 09/10!

The creativity of the applications for the fourth annual Schools of Excellence Award was truly impressive. We received over 30 applications of all shapes and sizes, ranging from CDs/DVDs to scrapbooks and student-made books from a diverse group of Penny Harvest schools.

The Penny Harvest School of Excellence selection committee – including members of the Penny Harvest NYC Advisory Board and Common Cents senior staff –scored the applications on the basis of the demonstrated quality of their program, the depth of their described program innovations and the overall detail and presentation of their application.
Ultimately, 6 schools were awarded the highest honors as Penny Harvest Schools of Excellence 09/10 for scoring in the Top 20%, 10 were awarded first honors as a Penny Harvest Schools of Excellence 09/10 for scoring in the Top 50%, and 16 schools received the Penny Harvest Schools of Excellence 09/10 distinction by our senior staff and Advisory Board.

Download the Judging Rubric and Scorecard used to select this year’s winners.

All 32 schools will receive their certificates of recognition and be recognized at our Penny Harvest Professional Development sessions in the Fall. Stay tuned for live updates in September!

Here are the winners:

Penny Harvest Schools of Excellence 09/10 Highest Honors

PS 112 Lefferts Park, Coaches: Mary Czado and Lauren Olivieri

PS 119 Amersfort, Coach: Genevieve Berretta

PS 197 Brooklyn, Coach: Patricia Weiser

Long Island

W.T. Clarke Middle School, Coach: Debbie Marks


PS 1 Alfred E. Smith, Coaches: Eleanor Christian and Harriet Savitz

Staten Island

PS 19 The Curtis School, Coach: Jeanne Raleigh

Penny Harvest Schools of Excellence 09/10 First Honors

PS 205 Fiorello Laguardia, Coach: Carol Ann Rosado

PS 72 Dr. William Dorney, Coach: Janette Hernandez


PS 15 Patrick F. Daly, Coach: Julie Cavanagh

PS 398 Walter Weaver, Coach: Cara Usatch

PS 7 Abraham Lincoln, Coach: Susan Pavane


New Explorations into Science Technology and Math, Coach: Joanna Drusin


PS 144 Col Jeromus Remsen, Coach: Elizabeth Schneider

JHS 190 Russell Sage, Coach: Laura Glass

Staten Island

PS 29 Bardwell, Coach: Eileen Dibenetto

Castle Day Care, Coach: Barbara Monaco

Penny Harvest Schools of Excellence 09/10

PS 310 Marble Hill, Coach: Anita Morganstern


Juan Morel Campos Secondary School, Coach: Dohrey Barrow

PS 179 Kensington, Coach: Jeff Kohler

PS 186 Dr. Irving A. Gladstone, Coaches: Elaine Delaney and Donna Neglia

PAVE Academy, Coach: Katherine Sing

JHS 201 The Dyker Heights, Coach: Sophia Balanikas

Mark Twain IS 239 for the Gifted & Talented, Coaches: June Gevertzman and Rosanna Connena

PS 75 Mayda Cortiella, Coach: Patie Hart


PS 112 Jose Celso Barbosa, Coaches: Ziograin Correa and Irma Colon

PS 163 Alfred E. Smith, Coach: Susan Knaster

IS 528 Bea Fuller Rodgers School, Coach: Tristan Wright


PS 174 William Sidney Mount, Coach: Marie Russell

PS 215 Lucretia Mott, Coach: Lois Mann

Staten Island

PS 48 William C. Wilcox, Coach: Terry Guthrie

PS 6 Corporal Allan F. Kivlehan School, Coach: Angela Bonanno

IS 72 Rocco Laurie, Coaches: Clifford Hagen and Josephine Palmeri

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