The Westchester Children’s Museum will pay tribute to its supporters, educators, and children at their upcoming annual benefit on Friday, May 6, 2011 from 7 to 10 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton in White Plains.
This year’s event, titled “Cheers!,” will help build the WCM’s Museum Without Walls program, an educational program which provides enriching, hands-on learning experiences to children and families across the region who need it most.
Additionally, the annual Milton A. Williams, Jr. Scholars in Education Award will be presented to Jeffrey Cole. The award was established by the Westchester Children’s Museum to recognize outstanding and inspirational educators in the Westchester region.
This year’s award recipient, Jeffrey Cole of Yorktown Heights, was recommended for the honor by Dr. Bettye Perkins of Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Teachers, who works with the Museum and Williams’s daughter, actress Vanessa Williams, to identify honorees annually.
Cole began his teaching career 10 years ago. Currently an 8th grade special education teacher for the Seven Bridges Middle School in Chappaqua. He also serves as the Extended School Year teacher/coordinator, Department Head for Special Education, and is a member of the principal’s leadership cabinet.