Teacher Training

This is our annual campaign, in partnership with Whole Foods Market, to help teachers from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut expand their knowledge of sustainable farming while learning how to incorporate food and agricultural facts and issues into their classroom lessons.


Congratualtions to the 2016 selected teachers!

Rafael Bencosme, W.L. Morse Elementary, Sleepy Hollow, NY

Dahlia Bouari, PS 89, The Liberty School, New York, NY

Melissa Brady, John Jay Middle School, Katonah, NY

Carly Chaapel, Salem County Career and Technical High School, Woodstown, NJ

Carolyn Chiu, Portledge School, Locust Valley, NY

Debbie Cortale, Harmony School, Middletown, NJ

Kelli Crosby, Avenues: The World School, New York, NY

Dr. Patrick Cushing, New Rochelle High Schoo, New Rochelle, NY

Andrew Dean, Tuscan Elementary School, Maplewood, NJ

Regina DiStefano, Hackley School, Tarrytown, NY

Karen Fischer, The Village School, Waldwick, NJ

Dr. Jared Fox, Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School, New York, NY

Maura Flanagan, P373K Brooklyn Transition Center, Brooklyn, NY

Diane Fratta, Theodore Roosevelt School #10, Passaic, NJ

Diane Gordon, Putnam Indian Field School, Greenwich, CT

Ron Gydus, Perry Hill School, Shelton, CT

William Hans, Amity Regional High School, Woodbridge, CT

Meredith Hill, Columbia Secondary School, New York, NY

Angel Kenney, Edgemont Montessori School, Montclair, NJ

Amy Lareau, Middlesex Middle School, Darien, CT

Dr. Nick Lee, Leonia High School, Leonia, NJ

Karen Lewis, Madison Elementary School, Rahway, NJ

Nicole Mahig, PS MS 280, Bronx, NY

Judith Marshall, Wilton High School, Wilton, CT

Betsy Messenger, Brown School, Schenectady, NY

Amy Olander, Accompsett Middle School, Smithtown, NY

Hernriatta Sekyiamah, PS 214 Lorraine Hansberry Academy, Bronx, NY

Sharon Silbermann, Cypress Hill Local Development, Brooklyn, NY

Allison Silverman, Port Chester Middle School, Port Chester, NY

Rachel Tsivitis, Lower East Side Prep High School, New York, NY

Stephanie Vargas, Roberto Clemente Elementary School, Newark, NJ


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Do you know a K-12 teacher from the tri-state area who has shown interest in environmental initiatives, nutrition, school gardens or food systems? Nominate that teacher to spend a day at Stone Barns Center with our farmers and educators as part of our collaborative education program.

Participating Whole Foods Markets:
Albany, NY; Clark, NJ; Danbury, CT; Darien, CT; Edgewater, NJ; Fairfield, CT; Greenwich, CT; Jericho, NY; Lake Grove, NY; Madison, NJ; Manhasset, NY; Marlboro, NJ; Middletown, NJ; Millburn, NJ; Milford, CT; Montclair, NJ; Morristown, NJ; NYC: Bowery; NYC: Brooklyn; NYC: Chelsea; NYC: Columbus Circle; NYC: Midtown East; NYC: Tribeca; NYC: Union Sq; NYC: Upper East Side; NYC: Upper West Side; Paramus, NJ; Port Chester, NY; Ridgewood, NJ; West Orange, NJ; Westport, CT; White Plains, NY; Yonkers, NY

A big thanks to Whole Foods Market, for helping to bring the farm to the classroom.