Union-Endicott Central School District News Article

Teachers accepted into program

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Congratulations to Eric Bill, Kim McCabe, Aileen Zielewicz, and Meridith Jackson on being selected to the 2019 New York State Master Teachers program. Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement in September and they are among 228 educators selected to the program this year.

Eric Bill has taught math and computer science for the past four years at UEHS. He received his undergrad and his master’s in education in math from SUNY at Buffalo.  

Kim McCabe has been teaching math at UEHS for 13 years. She received her BA and MAT in math from Binghamton University.

Aileen Zielewicz in in her 24th year teaching math in U-E. She currently teaches at UEHS. She received her BS in math from the University of Scranton and her MSed in math education from Binghamton University.

Meredith Jackson is in her 13th year teaching at U-E, currently as a fifth-grade teacher at GFJ.
She received her BA in math from Alfred University. She received her MBA and her MSed in childhood education from Binghamton University.

These four will start the program, which is a four-year commitment, in January. Upon successful completion of the program, Master Teachers receive an annual stipend, serve as peer mentors, participate in professional development opportunities, and nurture and promote the next generation of STEM teachers.
 
(Photo: l-r: Meridith Jackson, Eric Bill, Aileen Zielewicz. Unavailable-Kim McCabe.)
 
They join our existing NYS Master Teachers in representing Union-Endicott:

Theresa Bartoy – UEHS Math
Eric Bowerman – UEHS Science
Deb Daugherty – UEHS Science
Ken Lyman – JFS Science
Clare McGovern-Lind – UEHS Science
Joe Palka – UEHS Math
Steve Tibensky – UEHS Science
Terre Trupp – UEHS Science

The Master Teacher Program is a network of the top secondary STEM educators in the state. In order to be selected into the program candidates had to complete an application, take a content specific test, and submit a resume and letters of recommendation. Once selected to move on in the process, the candidates were invited to Binghamton University. There they made a presentation to their peers on a topic of interest to them, wrote a reflective essay, and interviewed with educators in higher education and retired STEM teachers.

To learn more about the NYS Master Teacher program, please go to: https://www.suny.edu/masterteacher/

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