Baldwin teacher receives state award

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BALDWIN -

A Baldwin teacher received the Empire State of Excellence Teaching Award Wednesday, along with a check for $5,000.

Lauren Maywald is a second-grade teacher at Brookside Elementary School and is currently on maternity leave.

She did not know that she was being called in to be honored in front of her students.

Maywald was nominated by the school's principal.

She is one of 60 educators from across the state to be honored.

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