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Troy City School District Superintendent Receives Promising Practices Award



Troy City School District Superintendent John Carmello recently received the “Champions of Character:  Promising Practices Educator Award" from the Academy for Character Education at The Sage Colleges.  Mr. Carmello was nominated by Rensselaer County Executive Kathleen Jimino in recognition of the work he has done to increase the graduation rate and close the achievement gap in the Troy City School District. The following is an excerpt from the ceremony's program:

"John Carmello is the Superintendent of the Troy City School District and he has served as a beacon of light for his ​students, parents, and staff.  In a recent video welcoming his students back to school, he enthusiastically told them that with hard work and a positive attitude, there would be no limit to what they could accomplish.  Using Carol Dweck's model of Growth Mindset, Superintendent Carmello created the motto, 'We can. We will. End of story!'"

John was nominated for this award by County Executive Kathleen Jimino for increasing the graduation rates to 83%, which is above the State average.  

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