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7 educators called to teaching are honored

Posted 4/29/22

“I just try to do what I do best every day. I didn’t think I’d be getting an award for it,” said Shanua Newton-Rodriguez, a computer science teacher at the Bronx Academy for Software Engineering and one of seven winners of this year’s Sloan Award for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics.

Since 2009, the Fund for the City of New York has honored high-school math and science teachers who inspire students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Each of the seven teachers received a $5,000 prize, as well as $2,500 for their school’s math and science programs.

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