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Tom Perry has been a Nyack High School science teacher since 1989. He was just named Outstanding Westchester/Rockland County Teacher for Rockland County by Mercy College. The award honors those high school teachers who make a “difference” – the superior teacher whose students later say, “he changed my life," according to Mercy College.
Former Nyack High School Principal, Joseph Spero, nominated Perry last spring based on
- Achievement of measureable results among his students
- Demonstration of the nominee’s positive impact on his students’ lives
- Validation of the nominee’s active involvement in his profession, school and community
A sampling of Mr. Perry’s accomplishments at Nyack is the initiation of the Advanced Placement Environmental Science and the Botany and Horticulture programs, the cultivation of the Firth Forth Organic Garden, and seasonal water testing in the Hudson River. In addition, he coordinates the Sunshine Club at the school, giving staff members cards and gifts for sad and happy occasions, and the publishing of an historical newsletter “Old School, three times a year featuring stories and photos from the history of the school.
Nyack High School is proud that last year another Nyack teacher received this honor, Mary Foisy, the Authentic Science Research Teacher at the school.
Perry will be honored by Mercy College at a breakfast at the school on Monday, Oct. 22 at 8:30 a.m.