Meet Cohort #3

The following is a group of dedicated instructional coaches whose collective mission is to put students at the center of the classroom through personalized learning.

2022 - 2023 SCHOOL YEAR

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Stefan     Kowalski

Casey Park, Herman, Owasco

Personalized learning helps me constantly revisit my approach to student learning.

Fictional Character that would make the best teacher ---> Charlotte (Charlotte's Web)

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Meg  Parry

I look forward to being able to better support educators in developing an inclusive education that helps to promote lifelong learners by meeting individual needs.

Fictional character that would make a great teacher ---> Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)

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Genesee

Jessie  Brown

Personal Learning is important to me because I know first hand that not all students learn the same way.  All you need is one teacher to find what works for you and you may never look back.  

Fictional character that would make a great teacher ---> Miss Honey (Matilda)

     Laura   Falzarano

Seward

Personalized learning is important to me because it allows you to grow as an educator and colleague. One of my favorite quotes- "If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you."

Fictional character that would make a great teacher ---> Mouse (Mouse and the Cookie)

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Missy   Picciano

Owasco

Missy works at Owasco Elementary School. She is an instructional Literacy Coach for Grades 5-6. She loves her job because she loves building relationships with students. Her superpower is making a connection with kids. To pump her up...just play "Shut up and Dance". 

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Junior High School

Kerri    Musso

PL is important to me because students learn in different ways, and PL is an approach to teaching and learning that can meet the diverse needs of students. 

Fictional character that would make a great teacher ---> Ms. Frizzle (The Magic Schoolbus)

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High School

   Mel   Maher

PL is important to me because it provides teachers with ways to meet the needs of all the students they work with and create a learning environment that is academically and emotionally nurturing and motivating.

Fictional character that would make a great teacher ---> Mr. Miyagi (The Karate Kid)

  Anne  Herrling

Herman

It is important to utilize a student-centered approach to instruction so that learning can be personalized to support students because children learn at all different paces and in many different ways.

Fictional character that would make a great teacher ---> Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)

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Director of Personalized Learning

Renee  Burgess

Personalized learning is important to me because it allows you to think about each child, what they need and want, and the learning experiences they can most benefit from. 

Fictional character that would make a great teacher ---> Raya (Raya and the Last Dragon)

Genessee

     Nick  Musso

I believe in PL so that students can get the instruction they deserve. 

Fictional character that would make a great teacher ---> Michael Corleon (kidding but maybe not)  Sherlock Holmes 

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