• CIT Intern of the Year Award 

    The CIT Intern of the Year Award recognizes the most outstanding first year teachers and student service providers in the Rochester City School District. CIT Interns are nominated by their CIT Mentors and Administrator Supervisors.  Award winners are recognized at a public ceremony with their families, mentors, supervisors, RTA Union Officers, and the RCSD Superintendent in attendance. Nomination forms for 2025 must be submitted by the Mentor & Administrator Supervisor by February 14, 2025.
     

    2024 CIT Interns of the Year
    2024 CIT Interns of the Year

    Chester Shellman

    Fifth Grade

    School #22

    Alexis Lodico

    Science VII-VIII

    School #28

    Damaris Reinosa Traverso

    Bilingual Speech

    School #22

    Ashley Pheilshifter

    High School ENL

    East Upper

    Sylvia Rooney

    First Grade Bilingual

    School #12

    Andrea Singletary

    Third Grade Bilingual

    School #33

    Jessica Hands

    School Psychologist

    Edison Tech

    2024 CIT Interns of the Year Photos
    2024 CIT Interns of the Year Video

    2023 CIT Interns of the Year 
    Click here for  Google Slides with Media  
    Click here for  Photo Slideshow and Videos
    Click here for Photos from the May 22, 2023 Ceremony
    2023 IOTY

    2023 Intern of the Year Finalists

    Past winners in action here: CIT YouTube Channel.  

    2020 AND 2022 INTERNS OF THE YEAR

    2022 CIT IOTY
    See the full award ceremony from May 23, 2022 here: 2022 CIT Interns of the Year Ceremony. Click here to see a "Timestamp Guide" for the Zoom Ceremony Video. Visit the CIT YouTube Channel.  
     
    2019 CIT INTERNS OF THE YEAR
    The winners for 2018-2019 were selected from 371 eligible new teacher "CIT Interns."
    See the winners in action here: CIT YouTube Channel.
    Read the CIT Director's remarks by clicking here: 2019 Interns of the Year Remarks
     
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    Another group of accomplished educators were selected as CIT Intern of the Year FINALISTS:
    2019 CIT IOTY Finalists
     
     
     
    2018 INTERNS OF THE YEAR
     
    2018 CIT Interns of the Year
    This year's receipients were selected from 383 teachers who were new to the RCSD this year.
    2018 Interns of the Year
    These superb new RCSD educators were honored at the CIT May Mentor Forum for their outstanding commitment to our students. 
    Rochester Teachers Care Videos of the winners can be found here:2018 CIT Interns of the Year - Rochester Teachers Care videos or on the CIT YouTube Channel.
    Thanks to Anthony DeLuca, and interns, mentors, and families for these photos: 
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    2018 INTERN OF THE YEAR FINALISTS
    These wonderful new RCSD educators were honored in their schools and classrooms for their superior accomplishment on behalf of our students. 
    Intern of the Year Finalists
     
     
    2017 INTERNS OF THE YEAR
    Rochester Teachers Care Videos of the winners can be found here: 2017 CIT Interns of the Year - Rochester Teachers Care Videos
     
     CIT Interns of the Year 2017
     
    2016 INTERNS OF THE YEAR 
    Watch the recipients of this prestigious award in action here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy5J5sztgao.
     
     2016 CIT Interns of the Year
    2016 CIT Interns of the Year
     
     For more about this year's winners, click here: 2016 Interns of the Year.
     
     
     
    2015 INTERNS OF THE YEAR 
    View an inspiring 14-minute video and learn from students why these CIT Interns were selected by their mentors as CIT Interns of the Year for 2015:  https://youtu.be/_kNhDAQhMKg .
     
    2015 Interns of the Year