County Waste has partnered with us to honor those in our communities who are truly making a difference.

All throughout 2015, we will be recognizing one “hero” per month based on their inspirational feats, work helping their neighbors and everyday passion.

This month’s hero is Dave Lawrence of Schenectady, a 10th grade history and AP economics teacher in Voorheesville. Dave has been teaching for eight years, including one year when he taught in Baltimore.

In addition to teaching, Dave coaches JV baseball and freshman boys basketball and has served as the school's Model UN advisor for the past seven years. Check out the video below to learn more about Dave's efforts to make the community a better place.

Click here to see how you can nominate a hero next month, when we're honoring local teachers and educators.