Rosario Morales taught for Southern Westchester BOCES for 25 years until her death earlier this year. Adult Literacy Center Supervisor Maria Guerrero nominated her for the New York Association for Continuing & Community Education's Outstanding Teacher awards. That honor was bestowed at NYACC's 67th annual Teacher Recognition Ceremony in Albany May 1. Ms. Guerrero was joined there by Senior Director of Adult, Community and Career Services Claudia Murphy, Director of Adult & Community Services Dan Myers. What follow's is Ms. Guerrero's nomination of Ms. Morales.
Rosario Morales became a teacher at Southern Westchester BOCES' Adult Education Program in 1993. During those 25 years, Rosario taught ESL and Citizenship classes at various locations. Rosario was a caring, passionate, loving and hard-working teacher. She made her class feel like a family, and she shared her love and respect for all cultures; she touched the hearts of many students. Her devotion was not limited to the classroom. She was truly concerned about her students inside and outside the school.