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Previous Award Recipients

Over the years, MonDEF has awarded dozens of deserving college bound students with scholarship awards.

Meet 1997 Award Winner Mrs. Gayle N. White-Wallace:

Gayle White with then Education/Newsletter Chair Bernie Callender at 2004 MDE


Gayle received her Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Temple University in 2000. She then became a middle school teacher for the NYC Board of Education and subsequently a sixth grade regular and special education teacher in her hometown of Mount Vernon, NY. She loves teaching and has taught in New York, Pennsylvania, and Accra, Ghana. Since graduating from Temple, Mrs. Wallace earned two Master’s Degrees, in Curriculum and Instruction and in School Administration and Supervision and an Education Doctorate in Executive Leadership (Ed.D.) from St. John Fisher College.

Recently, Gayle was the Middle School Literacy Staff Developer, ELA Curriculum writer, teacher mentor, served as the Recording Secretary and Fundraising Chair for MPS-NY, Inc, and as Assistant Director of the Beacon program at P.S. 142. Gayle is currently giving back to her community by teaching in her hometown Mount Vernon.

If you are a past scholarship winner and would like to be featured on this site, please contact Walter Tanner at education@mpsofny.org.

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