Hudson Valley educators join New York State Master Teacher Program


ALBANY – Eleven educators
from three Hudson Valley counties have been selected to join the New York
State Master Teacher Program.

Those teachers are dedicated professionals who teach science, technology,
engineering, and math courses including advanced placement, honors, Regents
and International Baccalaureate levels.

The Master Teachers in the Hudson Valley are hosted at SUNY New Paltz.

Named Master Teachers are:

• Colette Alonge-Watz, Millbrook Central School District
• Jennifer Belfiore, Greenburgh Central School District
• Erica Castellano, Scarsdale Union Free School District
• David Czechowski, Hyde Park Central School District
• Carolyn Dorritie, Port Jervis City School District
• Patricia Glancey, Wappingers Central School District
• Steven Hertzog, Arlington Central School District
• Li Li, Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District
• Kathleen Murphy, North Salem Central School District
• Kathryn Whittaker, Red Hook Central School District
• Alan Zollner, Hendrick Hudson Central School District

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 robotic teams, and school
community service organizations as well as coaches, school gardeners,
and PTA members.


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