Roseann Maurantonio, a fourth grade teacher at Rosendale Elementary School, was awarded the Milken Educator Award on November 12, 2014. Considered the "Oscar of Teaching," The Milken Educator Awards recognize up to 40 teachers, specialists, and principals across the country every year for their work in furthering education. Maurantonio, also an adjunct instructor in the Literacy Teaching and Learning Department at the University at Albany, is the only teacher in New York state to receive the award this year.  Maurantonio is a long Island native who joined the Niskayuna school district four years ago after six years of teaching in Manhattan.