Donna BanekEducator

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Donna Banek of Amityville has received the Excellence in Teaching Award -- Intermediate Level from the Science Teachers Association of New York State based on her "exemplary teaching practices and professional involvement." Banek is a seventh-grade science teacher at Howard T. Herber Middle School in Malverne, where she has taught for the past 24 years. She also has been involved with the association for that same length of time and was appointed last year to its board of directors to represent all of Nassau County.