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STATEN ISLAND TEACHER CITED FOR NATIONAL AWARD

Release Date: 06/15/2009

Pictured (l to r) Karen LaCava, Time Warner Cable; Landel Hobbs, Chief Operating Officer, Time Warner Cable; and Lenore Marchese, Time Warner Cable National Teacher Award recipient from PS 31 in Staten Island.

 

Time Warner Cable Names Outstanding Teachers

New York, NY – June 12, 2009 – Lenore Marchese, a Science teacher for grades 3 through 5 at PS 31 in Staten Island, is a 2009 recipient of a Time Warner Cable National Teacher Award.   Ms. Marchese will receive a $2000 cash grant and a $3000 technology grant for her school.  She will be honored at Time Warner Cable’s gala awards event June 3 in Washington, D.C., along with teachers across the nation who developed winning classroom projects.

“It’s very gratifying to learn that one of our local teachers will receive this national recognition,” said Harriet Novet, Regional Vice President of Public Affairs.  “It underscores the hard work, dedication and creative energy that is encouraged in classrooms, and ultimately, our entire community benefits from that effort,” added Novet.

The award-winning entry was entitled Hatch into Learning 101.  Students viewed programming from Discovery Networks and searched the web through Time Warner Cable’s Road Runner service to learn the proper care and how to safely hatch a dozen pre-incubated chick eggs.  The entry showcased how students were blogging and went on a virtual farm tour to have a better understanding of the experience and life cycle of a chick.  They used tools such as a temperature probe to monitor the incubator temperature and also created a reference book and an interactive game to share their research with other students.

Time Warner Cable’s National Teacher Awards is an important part of the company’s community service and educational support.  What began as a commitment to connect schools in its coverage areas to cable and provide commercial-free educational programming to those schools has grown to keep pace with changes in education and technology.  Teacher training, supplemental materials and curriculum-specific lesson plans are now included, all as a public service.

In addition, Road Runner, Time Warner Cable’s broadband Internet is offered at no cost to schools and public libraries.  With these free resources, students in Time Warner Cable markets have access to high quality, timely, informative programming which, in the hands of teachers such as Ms. Marchese becomes the springboard for valuable classroom experiences. 

Currently, Time Warner Cable’s NYC Region provides over 900 area schools with free cable and/or internet service.


About Time Warner Cable’s New York City Region
Time Warner Cable’s New York City Region serves over 1.4 million customers in four NYC boroughs (Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and western Brooklyn), Mt. Vernon, Hudson Valley (Orange, Sullivan, Ulster Counties and parts of Dutchess, Greene and Delaware Counties) and Bergen and Hudson Counties, New Jersey.  Visit TWCnyc.com

Time Warner Cable is the second-largest cable operator in the U.S., with technologically advanced, well-clustered systems located in five geographic areas — New York State (including New York City), the Carolinas, Ohio, southern California (including Los Angeles) and Texas.  Time Warner Cable serves more than 14 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services.  Time Warner Cable Business Class offers a suite of phone, Internet, Ethernet and cable television services to businesses of all sizes. Time Warner Cable Media Sales, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions that are targeted and affordable.  More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com, www.twcbc.com and www.twcmediasales.com.

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