Brockport Hill School teacher named 2018 NYS Teacher of the Year

By on September 18, 2017
Christopher Albrecht. Provided photo

Christopher Albrecht. Provided photo

A Brockport Central School District elementary teacher has been named the 2018 New York State Teacher of the Year. Christopher Albrecht, a fourth-grade teacher at the Fred W. Hill School, was presented with a plaque by Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa and State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia during the Board of Regents meeting in Albany on September 12.

Albrecht was also presented with the Thomas Sobol Award and the David Johnson Award, both created as annual gifts for recipients of the Teacher of the Year award.

Albrecht has been teaching in the Brockport Central School District for 20 years. He began his tenure with Brockport as a fifth-grade teacher and has spent the most recent 13 years as a fourth-grade teacher. He has served on many school and district committees, including 10 years as the Hill School Yearbook Committee advisor, 18 years on the Report Card Committee and 20 years on multiple English Language Arts curriculum development committees.

Albrecht is the founder and coordinator of the Hill School Spelling Bee, which has been a recurring event for 17 years. He has also served as a first-year mentor to four first-year teachers and been an interim grade-chair.

“Teaching is one of the noblest professions. All of our teachers put their hearts and souls into the extraordinary work they do each and every day. Chris Albrecht’s recognition as New York State Teacher of the Year is a true testament of his passion and dedication to his students, school and district,” said Brockport Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lesli C. Myers. “We couldn’t be prouder of his achievement and are certain he will serve as a phenomenal ambassador for teachers throughout the state during his tenure as Teacher of the Year.”

“We are extremely proud of Chris here at the Fred W. Hill School,” said Hill School Principal Brandon Broughton. “Chris is an outstanding practitioner and creates one of the best classroom environments you could ever hope to experience. He is always accessible and takes great joy in celebrating his students’ successes with them. We are lucky to have him with us at Hill School and look forward to sharing the wonderful journey that comes with such a prestigious honor.”

Albrecht received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from St. Bonaventure University and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Clarion University. In 2013, he was chosen as an NBC News 10 Golden Apple Award recipient. This was followed up in 2016 when he was named the National Teacher of the Year by the Campaign for Cursive. In 2017, Albrecht received the Mr. Roy Bubb Award from the College at Brockport for his work with the College of Education.

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