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03/02/2012  Humanities Instructor Rafal Olechowski Presented with Teaching Award

The Townsend Harris Alumni Association wishes to congratulate Townsend Harris High School Humanities Teacher Rafal Olechowski on being the recipient of the Milken Educator Award for excellence in teaching.

Mr. Olechowski was the only New York recipient of the award this year. He was cited for his passion in instilling a love of poetry in his students. The award carries a $25,000 cash award.

The award was presented earlier today by the Milken Foundation and NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott, in front of over 1,000 students.

A video clip is available by clicking here and photos of the event are available by clicking here.