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November 1, 2010

Hilton CSD 2010-11 Teacher of the Year is Greg Booth, Quest Elementary REACH/technology teacher

Quest Elementary School REACH/technology teacher Greg Booth is that rare person who embodies both the human relations and communication skills of an outstanding educator, but also the hands-on technical skills needed to correctly choose and manage electronic learning tools. This year his colleagues recognized his exceptional skill in the classroom naming him 2010-11 Teacher of the Year.

The Hilton Central Schools Teachers Association [HCSTA] 2010-11 selection of the Hilton Teacher of the Year was presented on September 7, 2010 at the annual staff convocation at Hilton High School. Mr. Booth was honored for his ability to “deal with the whole child,” to help make “all students feel smart and talented” and his “calm and happy demeanor.”

Among the accolades: Mr. Booth “leads by example” and “helps every child connect with learning.” In accepting his award, Mr. Booth paid tribute to his late mentor, former Quest Elementary teacher and founder, Darrel Dupra, as a “friend and inspiration.”

Mr. Booth has a degree in Environmental Biology from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse as well as a MS in Science Education from Syracuse University. He has taught for 10 years in the Hilton School District. As teacher of gifted and talented REACH students and an instructional technology specialist, he works to help students become independent problem solvers who produce and perform through projects and inquiry-based learning.

To reach Mr. Booth, call 585-392-1000 ext. 6195.