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Webster Thomas teacher named NYS Teacher of the Year

Posted at: 10/10/2012 1:52 PM
Updated at: 10/10/2012 3:50 PM

A high school social studies teacher at Webster Thomas High School has been named the 2013 New York State Teacher of the Year.

Gregory Ahlquist was presented with a certificate of recognition by Regents Chancellor Merryl H. Tisch and Education Commissioner John B. King, Jr. Ahlquist was also presented with the Thomas Sobol Award and the David Johnson Award, both created as annual gifts for recipients of the Teacher of the Year award.

Ahlquist has been teaching in the Webster Central School District for twelve years and is currently teaching AP World History and AP European History. He has also taught Humanities and a Holocaust elective. Ahlquist has been an adjunct lecturer at SUNY Geneseo teaching Humanities, as well as History and Latin courses.

Ahlquist is also the winner of the Webster Central School District’s Oak Tree Award for teaching.