As a science teacher at Minerva Central School, Sarah Fink works closely with students, engaging them, instilling interest in the subjects she teaches, helping them be successful, and evaluating their progress.
As a Master Teacher, she will further this process, working with other teachers across a wide region of NYS to spread her knowledge of teaching in order to help students be successful.
On April 14 of this year, Fink was named one of only 215 educators across New York State as a Master Teacher, a select group of teacher experts who are dedicated to providing a great learning experience for students throughout the state. According to a Governor’s Office press release, these teachers greatly contribute, “to our efforts to attract and retain the best and the brightest in our STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) classrooms.”
The Master Teacher Program runs in partnership with State University of New York schools across the state.
“This brings together science and math teachers and keeps them current with research going on in their field”, said Fink, one of the few teachers selected in Essex County (North Country region).
She will work through SUNY Plattsburgh in the endeavor to help design, lead, and participate in further enriching professional development.
“She will be an important part of an effort to train other teachers in STEM,” according to Superintendent Tim Farrell. “We are incredibly proud of Sarah Fink and her selection as a Master Teacher. She took the initiative to research and complete a very rigorous application process, working with her colleagues at MCS.”
To assist her with working with other Master Teacher Program recipients on content-oriented professional development, Fink will receive a stipend for each of the next four years.
Fink has been a very hard working teacher at Minerva Central School over the years, according to Superintendent Farrell.
“She is an outstanding teacher – her selection is an exiting accomplishment for the school and its faculty.”