EDUCATOR EMERITUS AWARDS 2016
Nancy Riccio – Former Director of Health, Physical Education, and Athletics for Amherst Central School District. During her career at Amherst, Nancy remained active in professional organizations including Treasurer of the ECIC League, President of the ECIC Athletic Directors, Treasurer of the WNY Varsity Ice Hockey Federation and the ECIC girl's representative to Section VI.
Kenneth Butka – Math Department Chair at Amherst Central High from 1992 – 2014, Ken also served as a class advisor and coach athletics for many years. He received numerous awards including the WNY Educational Service Council Excellence in Teaching Award and was honored in 2014 for 42 years of service by the Amherst Central School District.
Fred Machemer – a 1958 ACHS alumnus, Fred taught chemistry at Amherst Central High School for 30 years. He was an advisor, coached JV and Varsity basketball and also started their Junior Achievement Program.
Cleta Schermerhorn (posthumously) – a graduate of the Conservatory of Music at Ithaca College, Cleta taught music at the Lancaster School District and founded their band program. When Cleta’s son entered college she took a music position at Amherst Middle School until she retired in 1972.