I hope that you’re as excited for the start of school as I am. The Board of Regents and the entire Education Department share this enthusiasm and optimism. We are committed to supporting New York’s teachers and school leaders as they work to help our students learn and grow every day. Please take a moment to watch Chancellor Lester Young’s and my Back to School video message
and read our letter to educators
– it’s our way of welcoming you back to a new school year and letting you know that we believe all of New York’s students can succeed.
In this edition of News and Notes, I am thrilled to introduce the 2023 New York State Teacher of the Year,
William "Billy" Green. Mr. Green, a high school chemistry teacher at A. Philip Randolph Campus High School in Manhattan, has found his calling in the classroom. He imparts an impassioned love for life-long learning and inspires his students to take charge of their personal and academic responsibilities. Mr. Green embodies the positive impact educators can have on students through innovative practices and authentic engagement. I am proud to honor Mr. Green as our Teacher of the Year. Congratulations!
Thank you for all you do for your students every day. I wish you the very best for a healthy and happy school year.
Betty A. Rosa