On October 2 it was announced that Scott English, a technology teacher at West Genesee High School, has been named a New York State Master Teacher.
The statewide program identifies and rewards high-performing K-12 instructors who teach science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), computer science, robotics, and coding courses, including Advanced Placement, honors, Regents and International Baccalaureate levels.
“Education is the cornerstone to success, and it is the brilliant, dedicated teachers in New York who make a difference in countless lives and inspire the leaders of tomorrow,” Gov. Cuomo said.
He joins a prestigious group of educators representing school districts across New York state who teach science, technology, engineering and math courses and are active beyond the classroom. He is now one of those 980 Master teachers that also includes the following teachers at West Genesee High School: Kathryn Annan (Emeritus), Gabriela Babcock, Katherine Clift, Samuel Gervaise (Emeritus), and Maria Leonardo. (Click here for information and bios on all master teachers.)
Throughout their four-year participation in the program, Master Teachers receive a $15,000 annual stipend, engage in peer mentoring and professional development opportunities, work closely with pre-service and early career teachers to foster a supportive environment for the next generation of STEM teachers, and attend regional cohort meetings.
The program is designed to boost STEM academics and is supported by State University of New York (SUNY) campus partners in each region of the state.