Stewart Bogdanoff

Yorktown Heights, NY | Years Taught: 1965 – 1996

Stewart believes that the challenge of education is to provide programs and guidance that will enable children to discover how to learn. He feels that the challenge of the future is to create an environment where learning is a lifelong pursuit for everyone. He also believes that the school environment should blend to create an atmosphere in which each child can be absorbed and elated in the discovery of himself, his world, and its infinite joys. Stewart asks us to consider how exciting and meaningful the lives of our children will be if we utilize our great wealth, resources, and creative abilities to give them the opportunity of learning how to learn. Stewart started his teaching career in 1965 with the Lakeland Central School District in Yorktown Heights, New York. Upon retirement in 1996, he had raised over $250,000 for charities by running sports oriented fundraisers at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School participated in by thousands of students over his 31-year career.

Additional Recognition

  • 2006 • International Biographical Centre’s Top 100 Educators in the World (inaugural member)
  • 2002 • International Directory of Distinguished Leadership – American Biographical Institute
  • 2002 • America’s registry of Outstanding Professionals
  • 2001 • Great Minds of the 21st century – American Biographical Institute
  • 2001 • Who’s Who In the 21st century and 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st century – International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England
  • 2001 • Dictionary of Five Hundred Leaders of Influence – American Biographical Institute
  • 2000 • Gannett Journal News Fifty Most Influential People in Westchester County during the 20th Century
  • 2000 • Strathmore’s Who’s Who for Leadership and Achievement in Education
  • 2000 • International Dictionary of Distinguished Leadership and 1000 World Leaders of Influence – American Biographical Institute
  • 2000 • Outstanding Intellectuals of the 20th Century and Outstanding People of the 20th Century – International Biographical Centre
  • 1999 • Golden Years Award from the Retirees Section of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance for Faithful and Unselfish Service
  • 1997 • Millennium Hall of Fame Award from the American Biographical Institute
  • 1996 • Special Olympics Worldwide Games Commemorative Coin for Service to Special Olympians for years of service to the Special Olympics Program
  • 1996 • 20th Century Medal for Achievement from the International Biographical Centre
  • 1995 • Who’s Who in Contemporary Achievement – American Biographical Institute
  • 1995 • First person inducted into the Briarcliff High School Hall of Distinguished Alumni, Briarcliff Manor, NY
  • 1995 • JC Penney Golden Rule Award as Westchester County United Way Volunteer of the Year
  • 1995 • Founders 2000 Award from the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
  • 1994 • Marquis Publication Board’s Who’s Who in the East and Who’s Who in the World
  • 1993 • Inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame
  • 1993 • International Man of the Year Award and Men of Achievement Award from the International Biographical Centre
  • 1992 • Point of Light Award from President Bush for community service
  • 1992 • Project Inspiration Award from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education
  • 1992 • Who’s Who in American Education
  • 1990 • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
  • 1983 • New York State Teacher of the Year Award and honored at a White House ceremony by President Reagan
  • 1983 • Awards for community service from American Heart Association, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Yorktown Jaycees, Outstanding Service to Society Award from Kappa Delta Pi, and Partner in Education Award from Lakeland School District
  • 1975 • Empire State Medal for Service to Youth from the NYS Department of Education
  • 1975 • Outstanding Achievement in Education Award from the Yorktown Jaycees