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Strong culture serves as basis for success

Todd Zyra, president and CEO of Klein Steel Service Inc., began his professional career serving in the Marine Corps, where he learned the fundamentals of teamwork, talent and leadership. “At Klein Steel, we’re passionate about having a strong culture that ...

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Reaching out to the rural market was the key

Finger Lakes Technologies Group Inc. found its niche serving rural America. “Anybody can go into Rochester, Syracuse and Buffalo, but nobody seems to want to go into Geneva, Seneca Falls, Honeoye, Elmira or Binghamton,” says Paul Griswold, president and CEO. ...

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A breath of fresh air to her community

Breathe Yoga and Juice Bar Inc. has expanded far beyond owner Cyndi Weis’ expectations when she opened her business in 2002. She had the idea of bringing something a little different to her community, and she followed her passion for ...

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Helping their clients help everyone else

Helping clients train better through e-learning, CypherWorx Inc. offers programs from instructional design to learning management systems. Clients develop and use CypherWorx content to train employees in various industries, including education, child care, construction and emergency services. President and CEO ...

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Customer-centric model drives growth

A sales model that centers the customer makes Auction Direct USA stand out among retail used car dealerships. Auction Direct offers financing, warranties and, according to CEO Todd Hoagey, the lowest prices in its markets. “We take the stress out ...

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Monroe County Public Schools, Part 1 (A-E)

Brighton Central School District 2035 Monroe Ave. Rochester, N.Y. 14618 (585) 461-9670 www.bcsd.org Superintendent: Kevin McGowan District Profile Total district population:    24,374 Communities served:    Brighton Enrollment:    3,509 Staff:    Teachers:    329    Other professional staff:    57 Median teacher salary:    $62,362 Median years ...

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Parents’ reasons for homeschooling numerous

While numerous families decide to take a child out of the traditional school system track, the reasons behind that choice are far-reaching. Homeschooling parents educate their own children. In today’s world, however, each family sees homeschooling in a unique way ...

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Teachers face challenges with fresh ideas

Changing curricula, student behavioral problems and inconsistent parent support—just a few of the challenges teachers say they face in schools today at all grade levels and in all districts across the Rochester region. Regardless of the stage of their careers, ...

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Ontario County Private Schools

Calvary Chapel Christian School 1777 Route 332 Farmington, N.Y. 14425 N.Y. (585) 398-2218 www.ccfingerlakes.org/engage/ christian-school/ Principal: Mark Leckie Enrollment:    40 Grades taught:    K-8 Coed:    Yes Median teacher salary:    NA Median years of teaching:    NA Yearly tuition:    NA Staff:    Teachers:    6 ...

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Monroe County Private Schools

Allendale Columbia School 519 Allens Creek Road Rochester, N.Y. 14618 (585) 381-4560 www.allendalecolumbia.org Headmaster: Michael Gee Principals: Ryan Burk, John Sullivan, Diana Gleeson Enrollment:    403 Grades taught:    Nursery-12 Coed:    Yes Median teacher salary:    47,072 Median years of teaching:    12 Yearly ...

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Ontario Public Schools

Bloomfield Central School District P.O. Box 98, Oakmount Ave. East Bloomfield, N.Y. 14443 (585) 657-6121 www.bloomfieldcsd.org Superintendent: Michael Midey District Profile Total district population:    6,697 Communities served:    East Bloomfield, West Bloomfield, Bristol Enrollment:    920 Staff:    Teachers:    86    Other professional staff:    ...

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Rural schools rebound from state cutbacks

Rural school officials likely know better than anyone how to tighten their belts, but in recent years the belt tightening has probably felt more like a medieval torture device. “We’ve been through some very difficult financial times, just like every ...

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City students’ options increase with charters

By NATE DOUGHERTY The Fitbit is something of an inspiration for PUC Achieve Charter School in Rochester. Like the fitness device, which keeps stats of physical activity with a goal of reaching 10,000 steps each day, the charter school gives ...

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Monroe County Public Schools, Part 2 (F-O)

Fairport Central School District 38 W. Church St. Fairport, N.Y. 14450 (585) 421-2000 www.fairport.org Superintendent: Brett Provenzano District Profile Total district population:    40,472 Communities served:    Fairport, Perinton Enrollment:    5,963 Staff:    Teachers:    534    Other professional staff:    93 Median teacher salary:    $63,660 ...

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