Christopher Albrecht

Brockport, NY | Years Taught: 1995 – 2019

Christopher believes that his job is to teach children, but his mission is to promote lifelong learning. His pedagogy contains six key student-centered pillars: Confidence is key to learning, but given the right environment students can learn to trust themselves to make good decisions; Creativity allows for the expansion of ideas; When students take risks, the rate of failure goes up, and there is nothing wrong with this; All students want to be accepted, but there are times when there are naysayers to ideas; Students and teachers that understand work ethic increase their rate of success; and teaching service-mindedness produces future active citizens.

Additional Recognition

  • 2019 • NEA Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 2019 • Fairport High School Alumni Hall of Fame
  • 2018 • New York State Teacher of the Year
  • 2018 • St. Bonaventure University Distinguished Alumni Award
  • 2017 • NYS Board of Regents’ David Johnson Award & Donald Sobol Award
  • 2015 • Campaign for Cursive National Teacher of the Year
  • 2014 • CBS Golden Apple Award
  • 1996 • Sallie Mae First Class Teacher of the Year