Mary Garland, president of the John P. Ellbogen Foundation, presented the UW Lab School with the Ellbogen Meritorious Schools Award at an all-school assembly on October 4, 2013. Thirty-one percent of the school’s teachers have accomplished National Board Certification (NBC), one of the highest credentials in teaching. Mrs. McLaughlin and Mr. Lilley’s 6th grade Social Studies class took a prominent leadership role in planning and facilitating the assembly. The 6th graders also presented information about the unique 126 year history of the school. We sincerely appreciate the special guests that joined our celebration including; Mary Garland (the Ellbogen Foundation), Chris Rothfuss (Albany County Senator), Kay Persichitte (College of Education Dean), Audrey Kleinsasser (UW School University Partnership and WNBCI Board Member), Mike Hamel (ACSD1 Assistant Superintendent), Bob Besler (ACSD1 School Board), Lawrence Perea (ACSD1 School Board), Julie Radosevich (ACSD1 School Board), and many of our wonderful UW Lab School parents. The assembly provided a great opportunity to recognize the accomplishment of the NBC’s and all of the school’s outstanding staff!