CV-TEC Instructor Selected as New York State Master Teacher
New Visions Medical Careers Instructor, Jennifer Gero, has been selected by the New York State Master Teacher Program. Master Teachers are teachers who have grappled with ideas that are central to their STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics) discipline and who have a deep understanding of professional knowledge for teaching. They continually evaluate, refine, and adapt their practice to better meet the needs of students.
“The Master Teacher Program allows for our best classroom leaders to share their expertise with their peers, furthering student success and helping to build the foundation for college readiness and the skilled workforce that will keep New York competitive in the 21st century global economy.”
– SUNY Chancellor Dr. Nancy Zimpher
Jennifer Gero began her educational background by earning a BS in Pre Veterinary Medicine from the University of New Hampshire and Masters of Science in Teaching from SUNY Plattsburgh. Throughout her history as a graduate, she has strived to not only teach and mentor science and medical knowledge to her peers, but lifelong learning, interpersonal, and communication skills. She stays on the cutting edge of technology trends in education to stay on top of the diversifying platforms students are using to learn and attend classes going into the 21st century.
Instructor Gero has been teaching in the North Country for the last 12 years, nine of which were with the New Visions Medical Careers program at the UVM Health Network Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital through CV-TEC. She teaches aspiring young students to becoming medical professionals in her class on the UVM campus and through CV-TEC.
According to supporting principal, James McCartney III, “Over the past nine years, Jennifer has shared her love of the medical profession through the use of an outstanding array of teaching skills. She has made a profound difference in the lives of her students, many of whom have entered the medical profession. Truly, Jennifer is a Master Teacher.”
Once selected, Master Teachers make a commitment to engage in professional development (PD) work in addition to their regular school responsibilities. They also participate in the Empire State STEM Learning Network, partnering with local businesses and agencies to better prepare students for STEM careers.
“It’s exciting to have years of hard work and dedication honored and showcased with the Master Teacher Fellowship acceptance.” Jennifer Gero elates. “I’m excited to learn from other highly motivated teachers and share my own knowledge and experiences.”