Karen Albert of Robert L. McCafffrey Middle School is the recipient of the 2019 Allan Hinderstein Award. Karen has been teaching media for the past ten years. During this time, she has created a unique community within her school and community when it comes to media. She has used her passion for teaching and learning to show other administrators that students can teach us just as much as we teach them. When you are in Karen’s classroom there is rarely a dull moment as students are constantly getting up to show others a new skill. When Karen comes across a challenge she is the first to ask her students what she should do next and lets them guide her through the process.
Karen provides her students the opportunity to develop skills that can be used beyond the four walls of the classroom and through this she has helped develop future leaders.
Karen is instrumental in creating community not just at her school but within the SEVA program as a whole.