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HFM BOCES educator earns Outstanding Adult Educator Award

June 5, 2017 | Filed in Archive

HFM BOCES educator Lisa Malagisi has received an award as an Outstanding Adult Educator in New York State from the New York

Malagisi, holding a certificate, and two gentleman pose for a picture.

Pictured from left, Robert Purga, supervisor at the New York State Education Department’s Adult Education Division; Malagisi and Joe Campbell, president of NYACCE.

Association of Continuing/Community Education (NYACCE). Malagisi teaches incarcerated youth and adults at the Fulton County Correctional Facility. She also teaches a skill development class for adults preparing to take the high school equivalency exam at the Gloversville Literacy Zone. Both programs are operated by HFM BOCES.

Lisa has over 20 years of teaching experience. She began working in the division of Adult Literacy and Corrections Education in 2010. In that time, she has taught skill development and high school equivalency in addition to helping the division implement the use of Google Apps for Education.

Lisa was nominated for the award by her supervisor, Laurie Bargstedt, the coordinator of Adult Literacy and Corrections Education. Two other co-workers also contributed to the nomination letter.

“Lisa consistently looks for solutions to help her students and her co-workers,” Bargstedt said.

During her speech, she reminded the audience that all staff members involved in the adult education program do important work and there is a need to applaud one another.