After a boy in his social studies class continued to struggle with the subject, Charles Fritz decided to try a more individualized approach. His efforts helped turn around the failing grades of this student and earned him the recognition of the boy’s mother, who recommended Fritz for the Greenburgh Central 7 Extra Mile Award.
In her nomination, the boy’s mother wrote: “Mr. Fritz has been a positive and wonderful model for our kids, teaching them not to give up and showing them that although they are presently failing, they can do better with hard work, discipline and a teacher who is willing to go the extra mile to see that this is accomplished.”
During a ceremony earlier this month, Greenburgh Superintendent Ronald Ross and Board of Education President Terry Williams presented Fritz with the award, which recognizes individuals who demonstrate educational excellence in the classroom.
In addition to this honor, Fritz also received a fellowship through The Society of Cincinnati, which will publish his lesson plans on their website.
From left to right: Greenburgh Central 7 Superintendent Ronald Ross, teacher Charlers Fritz and Board of Education President Terry Williams.