BEDFORD, N.Y. -- West Patent Elementary School teacher Dorothy Venditto recently received the Empire State Excellence in Teaching Award.
Thomas Scaglione, a representative from Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office, presented Venditto, a tiered support teacher, with an award plaque at the school.
Venditto's plaque reads: "For exemplifying the highest ideals of teaching in your classroom; fostering creativity; a love of learning, and independent thinking in all of your students."
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