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State Honors Mt. Markham Elementary School Teacher

Barrett Hawes, a physical education teacher at Mount Markham Elementary School, was the recipient of the Central North Zone New York State Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Elementary Teacher of the Year for 2024 award.

Hawes earned his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from Russell Sage College and a Master’s in Health Education from SUNY Cortland.

He has been a fulltime Physical Education teacher at Mount Markham for 10 years, as well as a coach for several varsity sports.

Hawes was nominated for this prestigious award by his colleague and fellow NYS AHPERD member, Lindsay Kidder of Sauquoit.

Kidder said, “I personally nominated Barrett because he is one of the best educators and most positive


The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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