Amy Lekey Selected As Barbara Hodgson Dream To Achieve Award Recipient

May 24, 2016


Amy Lekey and Barbara Hodgson New York Elementary first-grade teacher Amy Lekey was selected as the Barbara Hodgson Dream To Achieve Award recipient Tuesday afternoon.  The award, named after former New York kindergarten teacher Barbara Hodgson, is presented to a New York teacher who is recognized by his or her peers to possess great skill in the art of teaching and demonstrates the virtues the New York staff strives to instill in their students.


Lekey has taught first grade for nine years and joined the staff at New York Elementary in 2011. The mother of two sons earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in human relations in addition to being certified to teach at the elementary level.
The award, which is administered by the Lawrence Schools Foundation, was started in 2008 and Lekey became the ninth recipient.  Hodgson was on hand to present the award at an all-school assembly.


Dream To Achieve Recipients

2008 – Kim Gamble

2009 – Michelle Burgess

2010 – Karen Wycoff

2011 – Debra Temple

2012 – Jan Swalm

2013 – Melissa Turpin

2014 – Nancy Ornburn

2015Linda Kucza

2016 – Amy Lekey
Lekey, Hodgson, Dena Johnston and Nancy DeGarmo


Lekey, Hodgson, Dena Johnston and Nancy DeGarmo.