Cathie Hogan Honored as NISOD Award Winner
Each year the ACE Programs honor one of our teachers with the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) annual award. This award emphasizes the importance of teaching and leadership excellence in institutions of higher education. Cathie Hogan was an obvious choice to be recognized as our honoree this year.
Cathie has been teaching at Lyndonville High School for 36 years with 16 of those years featuring active involvement in ACE Programs through both our Advanced Studies and College Tech Prep Programs. She has shared her instructional talents and subject area knowledge by offering several GCC courses through ACE including Principals of Business, Personal Money Management and First Year Experience. Thanks to all her extra efforts and many talents as an educator, Cathie has provided college credit opportunities to hundreds of students in Lyndonville High School, cumulatively saving them well over one hundred thousand dollars in college tuition costs.
Cathie is the type of teacher who is always looking for new ideas, programs and other means of enhancing her students’ education and experiences. She has high expectations of her students and motivates them to reach their potential while at the same time making her lessons engaging and interesting.
Cathie worked with College Tech Prep and the other Business instructors to develop the Virtual Enterprise program in the GLOW Region that began in September 2003. She has led Lyndonville High School’s Virtual Company, M3 (Movies, Music and More) ever since. As a direct result of Cathie’s leadership in the past 8 years her students have won numerous Virtual Enterprise awards in the Rochester Region. Her students have also worked hard to fundraise throughout 7 of the last 8 years so they could attend the International Trade Fair in New York City where they have also been honored with numerous awards.
Cathie is very deserving of the NISOD award for her dedication to her students and her profession, as well as the level of excellence in teaching that she has exhibited. There are many students from Lyndonville High School who are better citizens for having her as a teacher.
Congratulations from the entire ACE Program Team go out to Cathie and to the entire Lyndonville School District.