Maureen Conway, a Mathematics and Computer Science teacher at Mohonasen High School, has been selected as a New York State Master Teacher.
“I am excited to attend many of the NYS Master Teacher Professional Development seminars,” Mrs. Conway said. “In particular, I will attend the ones that are finding ways to encourage students to do Computer Science, especially women!”
Mrs. Conway will be joining network of more than 1,200 K-12 educators who demonstrate a deep understanding of their content area, pedagogy and students’ families and communities as well as a commitment to growth in these areas. That group includes two Mohonasen teachers before her: MaryAnn Nickloy and George Reluzco.
NYS Master Teachers are dedicated to sharing best practices to provide the most innovative STEM education for all students, mentor current and pre-service teachers, and-even more importantly-inspire their students, who are the next generation of STEM teachers.
Mrs. Conway has been a teacher for 21 years, and serving the Mohonasen community for 13 years. Most recently, she has worked to bring a new Computer Science curriculum developed by Siena College to the high school.
“My hope is to bring the basics of Computer Science to all of our students, helping with concepts of functions so their math experience is more successful,” Mrs. Conway said. “The connection between functions in Computer Science and Mathematics is self-evident and provides a clear application between Abstract Mathematics and Applied Mathematics.”
Congrats, Maureen! Thanks for making us Mohon Proud!