From (L-R) Chris Cascio, Stuart Love, Jill Pickus, Mariusz Borkowski, Cortney Echieverria, Ted Nagengast, Bob Panariello, Olivia Galati, Kathleen Peterson, Nick Giusto and Sam Lynch
On January 16th, 2020, at Sayville Country Club, Ted Nagengast was named the 2019 Suffolk Zone, Middle School Teacher of the Year!
The Teacher of the Year Award honors individuals for excellence in teaching and overall performance in the disciplines of physical education at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels, adapted physical education, health education at the elementary/middle school and secondary levels, and dance education. The nominee must have a minimum of ten (10) years of teaching experience, job responsibilities in the past three (3) years must include teaching in the discipline for which they have been nominated, they must be a current member and have been a professional member of NYS AHPERD for a minimum of five (5) years, with at least three (3) years of that membership being within the last five years.
Aside from his teaching responsibilities at Bay Shore Schools for the past 26 years, Ted has been tremendously involved in his Bay Shore community. Ted lives and breaths Bay Shore!
Ted is one of the co-founding members of the Bay Shore Wellness Alliance, involved with the Bay Shore Athletics Sponsors, member of SHAPE AMERICA (1995-present), member of NYS AHPERD (1996-present) and a member of American Football Coaches Association (1996-present)
Additionally, Ted received several professional Awards and Recognitions: Suffolk Coalition (May, 2005); News 12 Educator of The Month (January, 2005); Suffolk Zone Professional of the Year (December, 2006) and Bay Shore Athletic Sponsors’ “Man of the Year” (June, 2006)
He has presented numerous times at the Suffolk Zone conference, the NYS AHPERD conference as well as presenting at Shape America’s National conference. Ted was an early National leader in implementing Polar Heart Rate Monitors technologies in Bay Shore Schools in the late 1990s.
Congratulations Ted and thank you for all that you do!