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Long Island Master Teacher Program


masterThe  New York State Master Teacher Program  celebrates the work of the highest-performing STEM teachers by establishing an expert community dedicated to developing expertise in the areas of content, pedagogy, and students’ families and communities.

Stony Brook University is home to the Long Island Region of Master Teachers (there are nine regions throughout the state).  The program is coordinated by Linda Padwa and Caren Gough (both faculty in the Institute for STEM Education) with assistance from Joseph Filippone and Miriam Flynn.  There are currently 93 Master Teachers in the Long Island region representing 41 school districts.  Click here to meet the Long Island Master Teachers.

The Master Teachers meet several times a year as a group to plan upcoming activities.  In addition, they meet in content-based groups to discuss issues pertaining to their discipline.    The calendar of events can be seen here .


2020-10  NYS Master Teacher emeritus Martin Palermo publishes in scientific research journal

2018-10   Teslamania 2018 took place at ISTEM on October 20

2018-10   Governor Cuomo announced the names of the 275 new Master Teachers 

2018-09   NYS Master Teacher Kristen Drury publishes "Reflections of an AP Chemistry Exam Reader "

2018-09   NYS Master Teacher Natasha Murray publishes "Making Imaginary Roots Real"

2018-09  Members of the Algebra 2 PLT met on September 1st to build solar marshmallow cookers 

2017-11  NYS Master Teacher Marianne Schoepflin named state finalist for national honor

2017- 10   Twenty-eight educators participated in Teslamania 2017 

2017-10   Long Island Master Teachers participated in a field trip to learn the true story of General George Washington’s Setauket Spy Ring

2017-04   Five Long Island Master Teachers present at the NSTA Conference in April '17