Two Cairo-Durham High School teachers, Emily Jones (Math) and Sue Boyle (Science), graduated from the prestigious New York State Master Teacher Program on May 31, 2019.
The four-year NYSMTP allows regional Master Teachers to collaborate and develop STEM content, which they can bring back to their home school districts and use to strengthen their academic programs. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Master Teachers are required to attend 50 hours of professional development each year during the four-year program. Activities include conferences, meetings with colleagues, field trips and presentations.
This highly selective program has a lengthy application process, which includes teacher evaluations and recommendations from colleagues.
Cairo-Durham now has three Master Teachers, including Math teacher Jason Reinhard, and Science teacher Sean Higgins is currently participating in the program.