Sophia Andrews

SOPHIA ANDREWS

Sophia is a teacher of Chemistry and AP Environmental Science at Mamaroneck High School in Mamaroneck, NY.  Sophia graduated summa cum laude from St. Thomas Aquinas College, earning a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 2010.  In 2011, Sophia earned her Masters degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Teachers College, Columbia University.  During her undergraduate studies, she worked in the Skincare Processing & Development group at Avon, Inc. where she assisted in formula development and tracking techniques for skincare products.
Jason Choi
Judith Cooper

JUDITH COOPER

For the past fifteen years, Judith has taught various courses at Newburgh Free Academy, Newburgh, New York, including: Regents Living Environment, Regents and Honors Chemistry, Methods in Medical Technology (School to College course with Marist College), and college level Forensic Science affiliated with Mercy College.  Judith has worked as a co-teacher in an Independent Research Network Science Course affiliated with a West Point mentor and Boston University for the past two years.  In addition, she has taught a core level Topics in Biology Course as an adjunct professor for the past sixteen years at Marist College in Poughkeepsie,  N.Y. Judith is a National Board Certified Teacher, Science AYA; associate member Northeast Association Forensic Scientists; Clinical Technologist, NYS; and Medical Technologist, ASCP. Judith uses her previous career as a clinical technologist and laboratory supervisor/manager to connect real world science to the science core curriculum to stimulate student interest and deeper understanding.
Lisa Reece
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ERICA LOCKWOOD

Erica Lockwood is a science teacher (Biology & Forensics) at Eastchester High School in Eastchester, NY. This is her seventh year with the district and she loves how the school and community support the need for a rigorous K-12 science program. Erica earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Loyola University of Maryland in 2006 where she was a member of Beta Beta Beta National Biology Honor Society. In 2008, Erica earned her Master of Science degree in Adolescent Education from Pace University. Her passion for teaching motivated  Erica to found and serve as co-president for Teachers to the Rescue, an education LLC that provides tutoring services, SAT/PSAT & Regents test prep and summer enrichment programs for K-12 students (teacherstotherescue.com). Erica is particularly interested in motivating her students towards STEM professions because there is a lack of understanding of what options are available for fulfilling science careers. Her continuous quest to be a more effective teacher has recently included the desire to be a better scientist.  She is excited to participate in the STEM Teaching Fellowship, which in combination with NASA Endeavor courses, and a professional research experience at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals will provide her with teaching tools to integrate STEM principles and teaching methods in her classroom. 
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Samuel Washington

SAMUEL WASHINGTON

Samuel Washington, Jr. is a New York State Master Teacher as a part of the Mid-Hudson Region of the program.  He is currently teaching at Woodlands High School which is part of the Greenburgh Central School District, where he has taught for the last 7 years. In his 20 year career, Samuel has taught AP Biology, 9th grade Biology/Living Environment, Anatomy and Physiology, Environmental Science, General Science, and Science Research.  He is on the Board for Westchester STANYS and has been a Conference Assistant and Workshop presenter for the state conference.  He is married and has three sons.
Thomas Glickman
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PAUL GOOD

Paul is a Biology teacher at Edgemont Jr/Sr High School where I am excited to be introducing a Neuroscience elective this fall. In his 10 years at Edgemont, Paul has taught AP Biology, science research, eighth grade science, forensics and astronomy. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from MIT and a PhD from the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine where he worked for 20 years studying Alzheimer ’s disease. Paul came to teaching through the Come Teach With Us Program of Pace University and Westchester/Putnam BOCES. This was a great way to learn the basics of teaching allowing me to use my research experience in the classroom. Paul is hoping to use my work as a STEM Teaching Fellow to increase his students’ problem solving ability and scientific thinking.
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