Clyde-Savannah teacher gets prestigious award and $25,000 prize for making impact on students

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CLYDE, N.Y. — A local teacher got a big surprise on Friday morning. She received a prestigious award and a $25,000 prize.

Caitlin Garvey is a special education teacher for first and second graders at Clyde-Savannah Elementary School. A school-wide assembly was held on Friday morning as Garvey was presented with the Milken Educator Award, which is considered the “Oscars of Teaching.”

It’s given to educators who make a profound difference for students, colleagues and communities. We were at the surprise award ceremony and we’ll have more information later.