Meet your New York State Farm® Teacher Assist winners.

A $2,500 grant will bring each of their ideas to life.

Teaching during a pandemic poses many challenges. Teachers are adapting their methods to meet those challenges in unique and creative ways. State Farm Teacher Assist program grants will help 40 teachers across New York boost their efforts. Each of their schools will receive $2,500 to implement their innovative ideas - a total of $100,000 to New York classrooms.

Supporting teachers and schools helps the entire community. It recognizes education as a public good and helps address the societal impacts of COVID at the local level.

“As a company, we have a long history of working with teachers, educators, and students across the country. We are heartened by the immense response received from teachers sharing their solutions to overcoming challenges,” said Annette Martinez, State Farm Senior Vice President. “Congratulations to the winners. We are proud to support you and help you reach your goals!”

Soon, the winning teachers' stories will be shared here. Their passion to help students inspires us. We hope to foster a community and be a resource for teachers across the country.

Download a complete list of New York winners.

New York State Farm® Teacher Assist Grant Winners

Teacher

School

City

Victoria Candida

Schenectady City School District

Schenectady

Heather Taylor

Greece Central School District

Rochester

Joseph Ward

Depew UFSD

Depew

Faith Gignac

Jefferson Elementary School/Massena CSD

Massena

Allison Lynch

North Middle School/Brentwood

Islip

Kimbra Wilsoncroft

Winfield Elementary/Corning-Painted Post School District

Corning

Jake Zanetti

Saratoga Springs City School District

Saratoga Springs

Kate Jarrard

Chatham High School / Chatham Central School District

Chatham

Kim Velasco

Oneonta City School District

Oneonta

Michelle Jennings

18K763 Brooklyn Science & Engineering Academy

Brooklyn

Mr. Jake Weiland

DeSales Catholic School

Lockport

Brent Wasylenko

Starpoint Middle School

Lockport

Patrick Uhteg

Cayuga Heights Elementary/Depew Schools

Depew

John Herrington

East Syracuse Minoa High / E. Syracuse Minoa Central S.D.

East Syracuse

Keith Ward

East Syracuse Minoa

Syracuse

Anne Mlod

Genesee Elementary School/Auburn City School District

Auburn

Michael Naylor

Trumansburg Elementary School / Trumansburg Central S.D.

Trumansburg

Jodi Fowler

Neil Hellman School at Parsons Center

Ballston Lake

Roberta Faery

Newfane Central School

Newfane

Kari LLeras

PS 236 Mill Basin School

Brooklyn

Elizabeth Ojeda

Greece Central School District

Greece

Jessica Monaco

Royalton-Hartland Elementary/Royalton-Hartland Central S.D.

Gasport

Kathryn Elder

Cobleskill Richmondville Central School

Cobleskill

Kyle Canfield

Scio Central School District

Scio

Tatiana Ciccarelli

Frank D Paulo Intermediate School 75/District 31

Staten Island

Josh Hazelton

Belfast School District

Belfast

Jennifer Perez

Northeast College Prep/ Rochester City School District

Rochester

David Celli

Suffern Central School District

Suffern

Jennifer Edwards

Ichabod Crane High School

Valatie

Frankie Dascola

I.S. 93 - Ridgewood / D24Q093

New York

Jessica Ophardt

Brockport Central School District

Brockport

Tracey Wong

Yonkers City School District

Yonkers

Crystal Aukema

Marathon Central School District

Marathon

Kathy Pease

Royalton-Hartland Elementary School/ Royalton Hartland S.D.

Gasport

Janell Bernas

Gates Chili High School

Rochester

Adam Walsh

Charles O Dickerson High School/Trumansburg S.D.

Cortland

Cassandra Matalavage

Rochester City School District

Rochester

Colleen Mcheard

Greater Amsterdam School District

Amsterdam

Angela Weston

Grant C. Madill Elementary/Ogdensburg City School District

Ogdensburg

Amanda Boel

Greene Middle School/Greene Central School District

Greene