Matthew Barr, Casey Cummings and Laurie Palmisano, of Lyons; Janet Santos, of Newark; Jennifer Kelsey, of North Rose-Wolcott; Tane Robinson, of Palmyra-Macedon; and Timothy Padden, of Sodus, were among 16 teachers to recently be nominated to the Wayne-Finger Lakes Leadership Institute.
The program was created in 2002 by a group of school administrators from the Wayne-Finger Lakes region to help increase the pool of qualified candidates who apply for administrative positions at local school districts.
Barr works as a high school teacher, Cummings works as a district multi-tiered systems of support coordinator, Kelsey works as a reading recovery teacher, Padden works as a staff developer for grades K-12, Palmisano works as a sixth-grade teacher, Robinson works as a school counselor and Santos works as an instructional English language arts coach.
Teachers were nominated by their superintendents and recognized at a dinner at the Inn on the Lake in Canandaigua.