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Google Recognizes Tech-Savvy Teachers from Top City Schools

By Emily Frost | October 2, 2012 6:26pm | Updated on October 3, 2012 9:32am

MANHATTAN — Four New York City teachers will join the hyper-selective two-day Google Teacher Academy starting Wednesday at the company's New York City offices. 

Teachers from all over the world will participate in the conference, where they'll become "Google Certified Teachers," and learn about how to apply Google's latest technology at school.

Among the 12 teachers from New York State, four are from Manhattan and Brooklyn schools.

They are: Adena Dershowitz, an education technology specialist at the Upper East Side K-12 Lycée Français de New York; Matthew Moran, a math and technology teacher at the Upper West Side Dwight Schoola preschool-12 International Baccalaureate World School; Andrew Drozd of the public Academy of Urban Planning high school in Brooklyn; and Jennifer Kirsch, a fourth grade teacher at the Upper East Side K-12 all girls Hewitt School.