Farmingville, NY – -NY - During the June 16 Rocky Point School Board Meeting held at the Frank J. Carasiti Elementary School, Councilwoman Jane Bonner and VFW Post 6249 recognized teacher Stacey Iberger as the Smart/Maher National Citizenship Education Teacher Award Recipient. The VFW launched the Smart/Maher National Citizenship Education Teacher Award in 1999 to recognize certified teachers for promoting citizenship education. One K-12 teacher is selected as a department winner. Teachers who promote civic responsibility, flag etiquette and patriotism are prime candidates for this award.Pictured left to right are VFW 6249 Member Gary Suzik; VFW 6249 Member, Dan Guida; Frank J. Carasiti Elementary School Principal, Jason Westerlund; Rocky Point Union Free School District Board Member, Jessica Ward; Stacey Iberger; Councilwoman Jane Bonner; VFW 6249 Commander Joe Cognitore; Rocky Point Union Free School District Superintendent, Dr. Scott O'Brien and VFW 6249 Member, Ray Semkow.Founded in 1899, the VFW highly supports the education of America’s youth. VFW and its Auxiliary have developed a slate of programs dedicated to helping America’s educators. VFW Citizenship Education programs stimulate interest in America’s history, traditions, Americanism, civic responsibility, flag etiquette and patriotism.