March 18, 2011
Nick Petraccione wins statewide 'Outstanding Supervisor' Award
BC's Nick Petraccione has been named the Outstanding Social Studies Supervisor of the Year across the state by his colleagues in two statewide organizations for social studies education.
He received the award this week at the annual conference of the New York State Council for the Social Studies and the New York State Social Studies Supervisors Association in Rochester.
The award is given annually to a supervisor/chairperson who has demonstrated outstanding social studies supervision at the elementary and/or secondary level. The requirements for the recognition include remaining abreast of new developments in social studies; incorporating innovative and effective supervisory techniques; displaying a commitment to excellence in social studies education; and fostering professional growth.
Petraccione's nomination for the award was bolstered by eight letters of recommendation from BC teachers in his department and district supervisors and administrators.
"He is a visible leader, both to the classroom teacher and to the administration, and works collaboratively with staff to improve teaching and learning," BCMS Principal Sandra Morley wrote in her letter on behalf of Petraccione. "I have found that he provokes thought and action from his staff and then works diligently to support new ideas and approaches to teaching by those working directly with students."