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Port Chester Teacher Honored With Leadership Award

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- The Sage College's Academy of Character Education has recognized Port Chester teacher Jeanine Zaccara as a 2012 "Champion of Character" for her work, One World Clubs.

Zaccara is a teacher at Edison Elementary School in Port Chester responsible for creating an after-school program called One World Club, according to a press release from the district. The club is dedicated to teaching character education with a global focus and encourages participants to become citizens of not only the village, state and country, but of the world, the district said.

The One World Club has grown into a national and international endeavor, helping children acquire the knowledge, attitudes and skills they will need to succeed in an increasingly interdependent world, including a perspective on good citizenship, the district said.

Activities in Port Chester’s clubs help students understand climate change, the environment, energy scarcity, world hunger and the need for peace and security in the world, the district said.

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