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Teacher at Children’s Center at Morrisville State wins award

MORRISVILLE, NY—A local teacher is among those who received a 2013 Friend of Children Award from the Child Care Council of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County.

Mary St Pierre, of Erieville, a preschool teacher at The Children’s Center at Morrisville State, received the award recently during a Child Care Council of Cornell Cooperative Extension recognition dinner.

The award recognizes the dedication of residents in Herkimer, Madison and Oneida counties who exemplify and promote the ideal of quality health and safety of children either through direct or indirect service and support to families.

“Mary is an amazing teacher who has a passion for literacy which she brings into the classroom,” said co-teacher Cindy Wickens, who nominated her for the award. “She is a wonderful teacher and a true friend of children.”

St Pierre, who has worked at the center for three years, engrosses children in the classroom with a wide variety of activities that encourage learning.

“Children adore and respect her and parents are always complimenting her teaching style,” said Jennifer Britton, director of The Center.

St Pierre earned an A.S. in early childhood education from Cazenovia College and a B.S. degree in elementary education N-6 from SUNY College at Cortland. Prior to working at Morrisville State, she worked at the New Woodstock Free Library as the children’s program coordinator and at New Life Christian School.

For more information about The Children’s Center Preschool Program, contact Jennifer Britton at 315.684.6400 or e-mail brittojr@morrisville.edu.

The Children’s Center at Morrisville State College, Inc. is a licensed and nationally accredited, not-for-profit Early Care and Learning Center offering quality care to children ages six weeks to 12 years old. The center is dedicated to promoting healthy eating and exercise as part of children’s daily routines.

Morrisville State sets the world in motion for students. Curriculums are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology. Lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs, the college was named to the 2012 President’s Higher Community Service Honor Roll. Visit www.morrisville.edu to experience, Morrisville in motion.