Two Moravia Educators Become Master TeachersBy showcasing a dedication to innovative STEM education and a commitment to professional learning, Moravia Central School District science teachers Megan Newhouse and Karen Schaub recently joined the New York State Master Teacher Program.
The New York State Master Teacher Program is made up of the highest-performing STEM teachers from throughout the state, and provides members with an expert community dedicated to the development of science, technology, engineering and math.
The program, which was launched by the state in 2013 in an effort to strengthen STEM education, works in connection with The State University of New York and Math for America.
According to Newhouse, the joy of entering the program can be directly attributed to the opportunities she is afforded by working at Moravia Central Schools.
“I feel blessed to work at a place that gives me the opportunity to pursue my ideas,” Newhouse said. “I feel honored to enter the program. But I really feel like I lucked out by teaching at Moravia where I'm encouraged to be innovative.”
Newhouse said one of the keys to the Master Teacher Program is the connection it helps create with other STEM teachers from throughout the state, as well as with students and community members.
Likewise, Schaub said the program encourages collaboration between high-performing STEM teachers from throughout New York.
“It’s a big honor and I’m really excited,” Schaub said. “Especially with my new role as a STEM teacher, this program will provide a lot of great resources that will ultimately benefit our students in Moravia.”