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Meet the Master Teachers

Meet the Master Teachers

The NYS Master Teacher Program network consists of outstanding teachers recognized for their dedication to providing the most innovative STEM education to their students, their commitment to professional growth, and their enthusiasm for sharing their successful practices with colleagues in their schools, districts, and regions.

There are more than 900 Master Teachers currently in the program as well as nearly 100 Master Teachers Emeritus.  The designation Emeritus is given to those who successfully complete four years as NYS Master Teachers.  Emeriti continue as vital participants in the NYS Master Teacher network, actively contributing to STEM educational initiatives, locally and statewide.

NYS Academy of Master Teachers

Academy of Master Teachers logoForty-two Master Teachers Emeritus have been accepted into the NYS Academy of Master Teachers, an active community of practitioner-scholars dedicated to elevating the teaching profession and supporting pre and in-service teachers throughout New York State. For the current academic year, the main areas of focus are: 1) providing professional support for the implementation of the P-12 NYS Science Learning Standards; 2) P-20 partnerships that support teacher preparation programs across NYS; 3) a review of current STEM education research including the relationship between access to advanced STEM courses and pursuit of STEM studies in higher ed; and 4) a review of STEM certification requirements for those seeking dual certification.

NYS Master Teachers who successfully complete their four-year fellowship are eligible for membership in the Academy. The NYS Academy is supported by the State University of New York, and partners with SUNY, NYSED and other statewide teacher professional development organizations to help address statewide issues.


“Each one of the master teachers brings a unique perspective, but all of us share one simple passion: giving our students a great education.”

- Master Teacher Abbey Albright


The list of Master Teachers for each region is listed below:

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Application window closes at 11:59 pm on February 23, 2019.
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