• The Rochester City School District is proud to recognize eight employees as Educators of the Year. The second annual Educator of the Year awards ceremony will be held virtually on Thursday, May 26, 2022, beginning at 4:00 pm and can be viewed live on the District’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

    The Office of Human Capital began this initiative last year as a way to recognize excellence within the District. The initiative honors staff members who exceed expectations and provide meaningful and supportive teaching and learning experiences for RCSD students. Nominations are advanced by their peers, students, parents, community members, and supervisors. A selection committee then reviews nominees and the supporting materials provided by each candidate.

  • Cavallaro
    Michelle Cavallaro
    Service Provider

  • Omayra Mathews
    Pinnacle School No. 35
    Elementary Bilingual 

  • Joan Cowles
    John Walter Spencer School No. 16

  • Mercedes Ulaszewski
    Support Staff

  • Christopher
    Christopher Smith
    Roc Restorative Team

  • Dinorah Morales-Cruz
    James Monroe Upper 
    Secondary Bilingual Teacher

  • Nakia Burrows
    Northeast High School 

  • Rachel Dobbs
    George Mather Forbes School No. 4
    Special Subject Teacher