Annmarie Roth, a West End Elementary School science teacher, was recently designated as a New York State Master Teacher. Mrs. Roth is among 275 educators from across the state to receive an invitation into the New York State Master Teacher Program and is one of only six elementary teachers who were selected from across Long Island.
NYS Master Teachers are educators who demonstrate a deep understanding of their content area, pedagogy, students’ families and communities, as well as a commitment to grow in these areas. These passionate professionals teach coding, computer science, engineering, math courses, robotics, science and technology throughout grades K-12. As part of this prestigious program, Master Teachers share best practices with each other to provide the most innovative STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education for all students. They also mentor current and pre-service teachers and inspire their students, who are the next generation of STEM teachers.
Mrs. Roth has proved her abilities time and time again in connecting with the community and inspiring West End students. She coordinated West End’s first STEAM Night on Nov. 13 with professors and students from Molloy College. The evening of innovation allowed students, along with their special guest, to challenge themselves with STEAM projects. The event was highly successful.
This was the first year that New York State selected elementary school teachers into the NYS Master Teacher program. To be selected, Mrs. Roth went through an intensive yearlong application process, which included a science content test, letters of recommendation, essays, submitting prior observation reports, Annual Professional Performance Review scores and college transcripts. After she was selected as a finalist, Mrs. Roth went to Stony Brook University for a panel interview, essay and conducted a presentation on a STEM topic.
“I’m thrilled to represent Lynbrook as a NYS Master Teacher,” said Mrs. Roth. “I’m looking forward to collaborating with other Master Teachers and sharing innovative STEM practices with Lynbrook’s students.”