Two Queens teachers were honored last week with the Sloan Awards for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics.
The awards are presented annually by the Fund for the City of New York and seek to “recognize teachers who achieve superb academic results, who are leaders in excellence in their schools and who inspire their students to pursue careers in these fields,” according to the organization.
Pauline Baratta, who teaches at Aviation High School in Long Island City, and Sabaa Zickria-Daly, an instructor at the Queens High School of Teaching in Glen Oaks, were among the seven honorees.
Baratta was feted as a teacher who “engages students with examples from history, animated television shows, billiards and beyond. She breaks down the barriers between the shop and math departments by teaching problem solving in shop classes and using aviation examples in her math classes.”
Zickria-Daly was praised by the Fund for the City of New York as an innovator in teaching, who gives her students a deeper understanding of math, as well as important life experience.