Syosset’s Master Teacher

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masterteacherPhysics teacher Richard Slesinski of Syosset High School has been named a New York State Master Teacher by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

“The Master Teacher Program creates a community of teacher experts dedicated to providing a first-rate learning experience for students across New York, and contributes to our efforts to attract and retain the best and the brightest in our STEM classrooms,” Cuomo said.

Slesinski is among 215 educators statewide selected for the program.

The goal of the Master Teacher project is to foster more STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills in public schools.

As part of the Master Teacher Program, Slesinski will receive a $15,000 stipend per year over four years for a total of $60,000 to further students’ education.

In addition, Slesinski will also have the opportunity to help mentor other teachers.

“I am very excited to be part of this new program that will allow me to share the material I have developed with others,” said Slesinski, who has been teaching physics for 26 years. “I am also looking forward to networking and learning from the other teachers in the program.”

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