Duanesburg alum named NYS Teacher of the Year

DCS is proud to share that Class of 1987 alumna Jennifer Wolfe was named New York State’s 2021 Teacher of the Year. Wolfe is a social studies teacher at Oceanside High School on Long Island. She has 24 years of experience. She  received the State Education Department honor for her work with both her students and her colleagues. 

“Jennifer Wolfe is a stellar example of devotion to teaching and learning in a way that elevates everyone around her,” Interim Commissioner Rosa said in a news release. “I often say that New York has some of the best teachers anywhere, and in these unprecedented times, our teachers have truly shined in helping their students and each other. Jennifer Wolfe has led by example throughout her career and I’m honored to present her with this award today.”

Wolfe was presented with a certificate of recognition. She was presented with the Thomas Sobol Award and the David Johnson Award, both created as annual gifts for recipients of the Teacher of the Year award. Her achievements have additionally been recognized by the NYS United Teachers in the following video.