Mrs. New earns NYS Business Department of the Year Award

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Mrs. Christina New (far left) has been selected as the recipient of the NYS Business Department of the Year Award. This photo was taken at the Cazenovia Hampton Inn during the Work Based Learning Community presentation during August of 2019.

Cazenovia, NY – Please congratulate Mrs. Christina New, Cazenovia High School Business Teacher, on being selected by the Business Teachers Association of NYS as the Department of the Year Award winner for the 2019-2020 School Year!

Mrs. New received the following letter from Sheila McIntyre, Awards Chairperson of the Business Teachers Association of NYS earlier this summer:

“Dear Ms. New,

On behalf of the Business Teachers Association of New York State (BTANYS), I am pleased to notify you that your business department has been selected for the Department of the Year Award 2019-2020.

This award is based on exemplary evidence in areas such as specialized courses, work-based learning, and college credit. The many things happening within your department are key indicators of a robust program.

Congratulations to you for being a business educator that is motivated to move your students and department forward! This is wonderful news as you begin your new school year!”

High School Principal, Molly Hagan also praises Mrs. New for her efforts stating,

“Congratulations to Mrs. New on this award. Her dedication to the CTE department, her students and the district is to be commended.  She has introduced great opportunities for our students, created partnerships with our community and does everything with student growth and access to learning experiences at the forefront.”

Mrs. New accepted her award from the BTANYS during a virtual presentation on August 19, 2020.

When asked about the award, Mrs. New said,

“I am proud to accept this award on behalf of all my dedicated business students. They never cease to amaze me with their creativity, hard work, and enthusiasm.”

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