Christina Kania hopes to become an adolescent teacher that is able to encourage students to love learning and have students be able to take the history lessons that I teach and incorporate them into their own lives. I really would like to inspire and bring learning to life as these students are figuring out who they are.
Matthew Cerniglia, Pine Bush My goal is to teach European/global history at the secondary level. Through the (SUNY New Paltz Excelsior Education Academy), I have already written two lesson plans, observed over thirty-five different classes, (and) I have experienced many teaching methods/styles in my four years at Pine Bush High School. Matthew will be attending SUNY New Paltz.
Kaelyn Flanagan, Minisink
I plan on pursuing a major in adolescence education with a concentration in mathematics. I have always loved school. Since I have always loved school and math, and I believe I am destined to become a teacher.
Jianna Chapman, Washingtonville
What has inspired me to want to pursue a career as a Special Education teacher are the educators. They are there to support their students through academic and emotional growth. Having the ability to change a student's life the way teachers have done with mine is exactly what I want other students to experience. Jianna will be attending SUNY Oneonta.