Buffalo State is pleased to welcome an additional 20 teachers to the western region New York State Master Teacher Program.
In May 2013, Buffalo State was chosen to be the Western New York host for the program.
The new group joins the first group of the current cohort of master teachers from Western New York. The new master teachers who were selected are:
Amy Balling, Lancaster School District
Sami Cirpili, Buffalo Public Schools
David Doty, Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School District
John Elliott, Sweet Home School District
Paula Ferneza, Frewsburg School District
Natalie Gallagher, Depew School District
Joseph Gallagher, Lewiston-Porter School District
Sandra George, Frontier School District
Amy Graves-DeMario, Holland School District
Andrew Harrison, Williamsville Central School District
Michelle Hill, Hamburg School District
Melanie Hulton, Holland School District
Amy Lauer, Fredonia School District
Lee Nowocien, Grand Island Central School District
Robert Parry, Depew School District
Mary Beth Richey, East Aurora School District
Kathleen Sugg, Clarence Central School District
Julie Tette, Lockport School District
Kristina Tomei, Starpoint School District
Edith White, Lockport School District
“We are delighted to welcome and recognize another group of outstanding teachers from schools across our Western region to the New York State Master Teacher program,” said Wendy Paterson, dean of the School of Education at Buffalo State. Paterson and Mark Severson, dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences, are leading the program.
David Henry, associate professor of elementary education and reading, and David Wilson, associate professor of mathematics, are directing the program. Buffalo State will host a reception for the new members of the cohort on April 29.
To be eligible to apply for the Master Teacher program, teachers must have at least four years of experience teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) disciplines. Their course load must include at least 60 percent of STEM subjects. Master teachers receive a $15,000 stipend per year over for years for participating in the program. Participation includes: