North Colonie congratulates Latham Ridge Elementary and Southgate Elementary math teacher Danielle Bornt who was selected as a New York State Master Teacher. Bornt will join the Capital Region cohort based at the State University of New York at Albany. The 230 Master Teachers are dedicated professionals who teach STEM courses across grades K-12, including Advanced Placement, Honors, and Regents levels.
“I am truly pleased to welcome Danielle to this exciting and dynamic program where she will have the opportunity to work with like-minded K-12 STEM educators that exhibit similar levels of talent and passion– those that continually push the boundaries of their practice to create more powerful learning opportunities in our STEM classrooms,” Governor Hochul said in a release. “I offer my congratulations to her and to the North Colonie Central School District for this honor and recognition.”
All Master Teachers are active beyond their classrooms, serving as curriculum and department leaders or members of district and State level committees. The Master Teacher program joins colleagues for professional learning and collaboration at nine SUNY host campuses across the state. Each SUNY site serves as a home base for the region and partners with other educational institutions and organizations to provide a robust program tailored to meet their Master Teachers’ unique professional growth and development goals.
Many of the 230 Master Teachers have been recognized for outstanding service by their peers, local communities, or professional associations.
North Colonie is thankful that Danielle is part of our school community. The difference she makes for her students and her fellow educators each day is a testament to her dedication and expertise as an educator.