NYS Master Teacher
NYS Master Teacher
Congratulations to Sheila Mauriello, who has been selected to the NYS Master Teacher Program in partnership with the State University of New York and Math for America. This is one of the highest designations and honors a teacher can receive. It is a professional network of the state’s top outstanding public school educators dedicated to fostering professional growth for STEM learning, collaborating with educators across the state, and leading professional development sessions for other educators at the local, state and national level in order to inspire the next generation of STEM leaders. This year, the program accepted 228 educators across NY State, of which Sheila is among 90 from the Long Island Region. Director of STEM, Kimberly Libertini, a NYS Master Teacher Emeritus who completed the program in 2018, was proud to recognize Sheila; “I know this program will provide a wealth of experiences and opportunities that will establish Sheila as a top leader in STEM and support Sheila’s commitment to excellence in the field of education.” Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, Kurt Simon, shared, “We are so proud of Ms. Mauriello’s most recent accomplishment of being named Master Teacher by the State of New York. This distinguished honor complements her continued work to enhance the learning experiences for all of our students. The STEM program in Cold Spring Harbor and the students in this learning community will benefit greatly from her remarkable efforts for years to come.” Cold Spring Harbor is proud to announce their first NYS Master Teacher, Sheila Mauriello!
Here at CSH she teaches Inclusion Regents Earth Science, Regents Chemistry, AP Environmental Science and Advanced Science Research 1 at Cold Spring Harbor Jr/Sr High School. Mrs. Mauriello serves on the district’s Technology Committee, School Improvement Team, National Honor Society Committee, and is a co-advisor for the Junior Helpers Club. She is a member of the National Science Teachers Association, Science Teachers Association of NYS, International Society of Technology in Education, and National Earth Science Teachers Association. Mrs. Mauriello is a strong proponent for technology integration in education and was honored with the Bright Light Award last year by Suffolk ASSET for her innovative use of technology in the classroom. Mrs. Mauriello is an alumnus of the Greentree Foundation Teachers’ Ecology Workshop and actively seeks opportunities to learn and grow as a teacher. As a NYS Master Teacher, she is looking forward to collaborating and learning from her peers to help bring innovative and engaging STEM experiences to her students.
(left to right) Assistant Principal of Curriculum & Instruction, Kurt Simon; Jr./Sr. High School Principal, Dr. James Bolen; NYS Master Teacher, Sheila Mauriello, Director of STEM, Kimberly Libertini, and Superintendent, Robert C. Fenter.