Teaching Matters. That is not only our name, but our profound belief, and the belief of our founder, the late Elizabeth Rohatyn. In its eighth year, the Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize for Schools Where Teaching Matters will award $25,000 to a public school that advances opportunities for students by positioning teachers to lead, learn, and thrive.

Congratulations to the 2017 Winner: MS 343

MS 343/Academy of Applied Technology and Mathematics
Principal Vincent Gassetto (NYC)

MS 343's initiative benefits both students and teachers through reflection on student work. While the school has a firmly established (over five years) collaborative inquiry approach to "looking at student work," this initiative will take their efforts to the next level through the creation of a data bank to house multiple sources of student math data which is accessible both to teaching staff and students. The information will deepen inquiry by teachers and, more importantly, inform students on instructional strengths and gaps to work on. Funding will support the development of the data bank. The ultimate goal is to expand this work beyond the math department to the other academic disciplines.

Past Winners

Katherine Witzke

Regina Tottenham,
Brooklyn Transition Center (K373)

James Madison High School

Jodie Cohen,
James Madison High School

Dr. Salvador Fernandez,

Rose Kerr,
Staten Island School of Civic Leadership (R861)

Jeanne Rotunda,
West Side Collaborative (M250)


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