Spencerport Central School District educators Matthew Amoroso and Nancy Mancuso are among the state’s 2018 Master Teachers in science, technology, engineering and math.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently named 275 educators from across the state to this year’s program.
Amoroso has 25 years of experience in education and teaches math at Cosgrove Middle School. Mancuso has 18 years of experience in education and teaches Advanced Placement science at Spencerport High School.
Both are active beyond the classroom, serving as curriculum leaders and members on district leadership committees. Mancuso is an adviser to the Ranger Robotics program. They join the network of Master Teachers, which totals 980 statewide.
“Education is the cornerstone to success, and it is the brilliant, dedicated teachers in New York who make a difference in countless lives and inspire the leaders of tomorrow,” Cuomo said. “Congratulations to the 275 newest members of the Master Teacher program, who will join the ranks of the top educators as they work to further their skills and their impact on students in every corner of this great state.”
Across the state’s nine regions, the Master Teacher program is hosted at a SUNY campus to leverage the expertise of the university’s faculty and existing educator preparation programs. SUNY Geneseo hosts the 131-member Finger Lakes cohort.
Created in 2013, the Master Teacher program recognizes educators and engages them in a four-year program. Members receive a $15,000 annual stipend, engage in peer mentoring and content-oriented professional development opportunities throughout the academic year, work with pre-service and early career teachers to foster a supportive environment for the next generation of STEM teachers, attend required regional cohort meetings, and participate in and lead professional development sessions each year.