H.B. Thompson Middle School Biology teacher Krista Hachadoorian has been selected as one of 230 teachers to be named a New York State Master Teacher. This honor makes her a part of an expert community of over 1,400 outstanding K-12 STEM and computer science educators throughout the state who share a passion for their own learning and for collaborating with colleagues to inspire the next generation of STEM leaders.
Hachadoorian, who has been teaching science at H.B. Thompson Middle School since 1998, earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biology/Secondary Education from Hofstra University and her Master of Arts in Instructional Technology from New York Institute of Technology. She is a Level I Google Certified Educator and is a NY certified Educational Technology Specialist. Currently teaching seventh grade science, Hachadoorian has also held many roles at H.B. Thompson Middle School, including advisor of the HBT Craft Club, and being an active member of district-wide professional development and decision-making committees. She is particularly proud of her participation in many of the innovative technology programs including a pilot Chromebook program which led to a 1:1 Chromebook initiative districtwide.
Outside of the classroom, Hachadoorian enjoys being outdoors and can often be found snowboarding, hiking, kayaking, and paddleboarding. As a New York State Master Teacher, Hachadoorian looks forward to collaborating with other STEM educators and helping mentor upcoming teachers in the best practices within the science classroom.
Created in 2013, the 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.