Middleburgh Central School technology teacher Scott Gray was named to the New York State Master Teacher program Wednesday.
Mr. Gray is one of only 14 technology teachers from the state to receive this honor.
He has taught at MCS for the past 19 years expanding technology and STEM opportunities for our students.
He also helped rebuild and renovate MCS’s technology classrooms after the floods of Hurricane Irene in 2011, when everything inside the classrooms was lost.
Statewide, 214 teachers were added to the 2017 State Master Teacher program.
All Master Teachers are active beyond their classrooms, serving as curriculum department leaders or on district committees.
They are also sponsors of STEM clubs, Science Olympiad competitions and robotics teams, and school community service organizations as well as coaches, school gardeners, and PTA members.
The Master Teachers hold leadership roles in New York State STEM professional associations, and many have received awards and public recognition for their teaching from their peers and communities.
The Master Teacher Program is hosted at a SUNY campus to leverage the expertise of the University’s faculty and existing educator preparation programs.
Throughout their four-year participation in the Program, Master Teachers:
•Receive a $15,000 stipend annually,
•Engage in peer mentoring and intensive content-oriented professional development opportunities throughout the academic year,
•Work closely with pre-service and early career teachers to foster a supportive environment for the next generation of STEM teachers, and
•Attend required regional cohort meetings, participate in and lead several professional development sessions each year.
The deadline for applications for next year is February 24, 2018. Additional information about the application requirements and process is available at www.suny.edu/masterteacher.