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Rachel Rehbit is BC’s newest NYS Master Teacher

Filed in District News by on October 12, 2018

On Tuesday, October 2, 2018, Governor Cuomo announced the addition of 275 educators statewide who have been selected to join New York State (NYS) Master Teacher program, including BCHS biology teacher Rachel Rehbit.

The NYS Master Teacher program is a professional network established in 2013 to celebrate the work of highly innovative STEM teachers and encourage them to deepen their knowledge of science and technology and share their best practices with colleagues. In addition to focusing on STEM content area, the Master Teachers are also dedicated to developing expertise in instructional methods and improving connections to students,families and communities. For their role in the program, which requires successful completion of several professional development courses,, these teachers receive $15,000 annually over four years.

In order to qualify for the program, teachers must be certified NYS full-time public school teachers (grades K-12), with at least four years of teaching experience; have coursework that is at least 60% STEM; and complete a rigorous application process.

Rehbit joins a group of 980 NYS Master Teachers, including seven of her own BC colleagues:

  • Adam Ayers – Earth Science and Environmental Science
  • Rebecca Beiter – Grade 6 Science
  • John Carlino, Jr. – Geometry and Trigonometry
  • Margaret Dolen – Grade 6 Science
  • Charles Evans – Earth Science
  • Paul O’Reilly – Biology
  • Jamie Rowe – Science Research, Astronomy and Earth Science

Congratulations to Ms. Rehbit and all of our NYS Master Teachers!

Learn more about the New York State Master Teacher program here.