Alana Muriel – Middletown University of Albany - Human Development with a minor in Mathematics Future hopes and plans – Alana wants to first teach at the kindergarten level because a child’s first experience in school is what they will carry with them for the rest of their life. She wants them to develop a similar love that she has for learning and going to school. When she’s ready for a new challenge, she hopes to teach High Schoolers either Algebra, Algebra 2, or Pre-Calculus because those are the math classes she did well at and enjoyed during her years in High school. She hopes to teach back in Middletown because this is the city she’s grown to love.
Carly Weinberger - Chester/BOCES SUNY Oneonta – Early Childhood Education. Future hopes and plans - The reason Carly decided that she wanted to be a teacher was because of her passion to help others and that she works really well with children. She has been a camp counselor for children grades 1-9, and she loved getting to spend her time with them. She can't wait to be a teacher and make a difference in the lives of every child she gets the privilege of teaching. Interesting personal info - When Carly was little, she wanted to be a hairdresser. She used to think it was so fascinating how you can cut hair and get so many different outcomes. During her time as a junior and senior, she has been attending Orange-Ulster BOCES CTEC for Cosmetology. She decided to go into this program to fulfill her childhood dream, and to have a career to help her through college.
Erin Batzel - Port Jervis SUNY Cortland – Physical Education Future hopes and plans – Erin has a built-in desire to someday provide students with the same everlasting memories and experiences with which she has been gifted over the years. Whether that be through teaching, coaching, or just common daily interactions, she hopes to make a difference and be the difference in students' lives throughout the rest of her career. Interesting personal info - Athletics have been a huge part of her life since she was young. They have taught her so much about loyalty, sportsmanship, respect, and self-discipline that she would most likely have had trouble understanding otherwise. She wants to show kids the same importance that sports and physical fitness can have in their own lives.
Miranda Frisbee - Washingtonville SUNY Orange - Reading Education Future hopes and plans - One of the most effective teachers in Miranda’s life was her AIS teacher Mrs. Cano. Mrs. Cano showed her that it did not matter if she did not see it the same way as the kids next to her. Miranda wants to be that teacher that shows those children that they are not stupid, they are not useless, they can read, and they are just as smart as the other kids; they may just need something a little different. Interesting personal info - Miranda’s parents are both teachers so you could say it is in her blood, but she knows that teachers have to have a certain amount of passion, patience, and perseverance. Watching her father, who was a math teacher, he would find new ways to explain the same thing. Her mother is an elementary teacher and helps children with reading challenges and helps them strive to be better. Miranda’s goals are to make a difference.