PAST RECIPIENTS

Charles C. Mackey, Jr. - 2002

The first recipient of the Charles C. Mackey Excellence in Service Leadership Award was Charles C. Mackey, Jr. of whom the award was named. The award was given to “Charlie” at the Fall 2002 NYACTE/NYSATE conference by the New York State Association of Colleges for Teacher Education at the Marriott Hotel in Albany. Charlie served the New York State Department of Education in the Office of Higher Education in the Office of Teaching Initiatives for many years and served as an inspiration to us all as we journeyed through the many transformations and reformations in teacher education. In September 2003, the Professional Practices Board honored Charlie with the following words: Your leadership and dedication to teaching and teachers have always been exemplary, and your efforts, initiatives, and integrity have assured a strong and vibrant future for the teachers of New York State.

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Doris T. Garner - 2003

Doris T. Garner was honored by the New York State Association of Colleges for Teacher Education in the Fall of 2003 and awarded the second Charles C. Mackey Excellence in Service Leadership Award. Doris served the New York State Education Department for several years in the Office of Higher Education and fearlessly guided us through the re-registration of programs in teacher education in 2001. Doris was a source of guidance and strength to us through those years and created a list serv that kept us informed on every aspect of change. In March 2004, Commissioner Richard P. Mills presented a Resolution honoring Doris T. Garner for her twenty-four years of outstanding service with the State Education Department and her contributions to higher education in the State.

 

James Shuman - 2004

Associate Professor of Education, James Shuman, chair of the Education department at St. Lawrence University was honored by the New York State Association of Colleges for Teacher Education with the third Charles C. Mackey Excellence in Service Leadership Award for New York State at the Fall 2004 NYACTE/NYSATE Conference. Jim has served as a Board member for both the NYACTE and NYSATE organizations. Jim was most recently was recently received the Service Key Award from the St. Lawrence Valley Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa International, an international association for professional educators for his outstanding contributions to the chapter over the past 15 years. According to the chapter's newsletter, Shuman "has been instrumental in both the selection and presentation of outstanding student and sponsor teacher awards and planning and facilitating several outstanding educational programs for chapter members at St. Lawrence University."

 

Linda Beimer - 2005

Linda Beimer was honored by the New York State Association of Colleges for Teacher Education with the fourth Charles C. Mackey Excellence in Service Leadership Award at the Fall 2005 NYACTE/NYSATE Conference. Linda served as Dean and Professor of Education, Binghamton University, SUNY and has been an active participant in NYACTE and NYSATE in past years. Professional affiliations include NCATE Board of Examiners, NCATE Consultant, NCATE Boards, SUNY Provost’s Advisory Council for Teacher Education 1999-2003; NY State Professional Practices and Standards Board; Chair, NYSED Commissioner’s Advisory Council on Teacher Education; NYACTE President (1993-94), NYACTE Board (1992-1996); NYSATE Board (1988-1990); NY Teacher Education, Certification and Practice Board (1989-95); Board of Directors, National Council for the Social Studies (1986-90); Social Studies Committee, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (1994-1999); among other national, state, and local boards and committees.

 

Jan McDonald - 2006

Jan McDonald, Professor and Dean of the School of Education at Pace University from 1995-2006 was honored by the New York Association of Colleges for Teacher Education with the fifth Charles C. Mackey, Jr. Excellence in Service Leadership Award. Dr. McDonald received the award at the Fall 2006 NYACTE/NYSATE Conference. Jan was recognized as a dynamic, focused leader in the State and in the field of teacher education as a result of serving as President of NYACTE (2002-2003) and working closely with NY State Education Department leaders for quite a number of years. While at Pace University, she demonstrated her “dedication to the improvement of education on all levels” by fostering the creation and growth of the Pace University High School in New York City. Dr. McDonald went on to become the Deputy Chief Education Officer of Empowerment of Schools Association with the New York City Department of Education. Jan is warmly remembered by students, faculty, and colleagues across the State for her nurturing efforts, enthusiastic commitment to teacher education, and innovative ideas.

 
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Suzanne Miller - 2007

Suzanne Miller, Associate Professor of Education at the State University of New York College at Oneonta, was awarded the 207 Charles C. Mackey, Jr. Excellence in Service Leadership Award. She was presented with the award at the Fall 2007 NYACTE/NYSATE Conference in Albany. Dr. Miller has been a faculty member in the Division of Educatin at Oneonta for 27 years. She is the early childhood specialist and coordinator of the Birth through Grade 2 and Birth through Grade 6 programs. She has experience working as a Head Start teacher in the Lower East Side of New York City, co-directing a semester inIndia that resulted in starting a school for underprivileged children, serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Micronesia, and returning to Micronesia to teach an early childhood course for the College of Micronesia. Her teacher education experiences are authenticated through her extensive service at home and abroad in working with diverse children, families, and teachers. Dr. Miller’s practice, scholarship, and collaboration are all marked by an active involvement and commitment to service and advocacy for children and their families. She models her commitment and engages teacher candidates in multiple service experiences.

 

Joseph P. Frey - 2008

Joseph P. Frey, Associate Commissioner for Higher Education in the New York State Department of Education, was honored by the New York State Association of Colleges for Teacher Education at the Fall 2008 NYACTE/NYSATE Conference. Joe received the Charles C.Mackey, Jr. Excellence in Service Leadership Award because of his outstanding work throughout the state with teacher preparation programs and agencies, including NYACTE/NYSATE and the Teacher Education Advisory Group. Engagement with the field of education is expressed through his position in the State Education Department, where he step-by-step advanced toward greater responsibility and authority. Joe is an advocate for children and for improving the quality of their education. In making the award one of Joe’s sponsors stated “We value his insight, his commitment to seeking all perspectives, his ability to hear and address the input he receives, and his commitment to improving outcomes for each and everyone of our children.

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Sr. Miriam Honora Corr - 2009

Sister Miriam Honora Corr, CSJ, Ed.D. was honored by the New York State Association of Colleges for Teacher Education at the Fall 2009 NYACTE/NYSATE Conference and awarded the Charles C. Mackey, Jr. Excellence in Service Leadership Award.  Sister Miriam’s professional education career began with teaching at the elementary and junior high school levels, but now includes extensive experience at the college level, having served as faculty member and Chairperson for 50 years.  She demonstrated her commitment to “ongoing scholarship and best practices” by leading the development of several masters degrees and serving as Co-Director of a Master’s program in Early Childhood Special Education.  She was promoted to Professor in 1994 and has rich and varied experiences with the Teacher Center Professional Development Board, Sister’s Advisory Council, college-wide committees, New York State committees, and Middle States and NCATE accreditations.  Her greatest dedication is to school children and young people.  The Provost of St. Joseph’s College summed up Sister Miriam’s qualities best when she stated “ Sister Miriam embodies the ideals of integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service.”

 

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