Stephanie Conklin, New York State Master Teacher, and math teacher at Colonie Central High School was one oftwo teachers selected by New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo to serve on the Reimagine Education Advisory Council.
The 20 person council is comprised of educators, students, parents, and education leaders from across the state as New York prepares a way to safely reopen schools.
Council members will work in collaboration with other experts and stakeholders including the state and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to answer key questions about what education should look like in the future using new technologies.
“When we closed school facilities because of the COVID-19 virus, our teachers and students rose to the occasion, and we owe them a debt of gratitude for their heroic work,” Cuomo said in a statement. “Like everything else, when we do reopen schools it’s not just about reopening as they were before, it’s about building back even better than before. The collective expertise and experience of this new advisory council will help answer key questions about how we can strengthen New York’s entire education system for decades to come.”