South Colonie Teacher Feature: Jim Brown

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Jim Brown, Sand Creek Middle School

Meet Jim Brown

Jim Brown teaches 5th-grade renewable energy and 6th-grade robotics/programming at Sand Creek Middle School. He was recently named a finalist for Teacher of the Year by the New York State Education Department.

Read what Mr. Brown has to say about engaging with his students.

I make an impact on students by connecting what they do in school to their interactions with the world around them.  Students often hear me say “ If this was round one of a job interview, would you be called back for a second?”  Employers are looking for people who are self learners, problem solvers, effective communicators, collaborators, and critical thinkers.  Students today might have careers in jobs that currently do not exist.  I encourage students to craft skills that will help them make informed decisions to be employable in future careers, regardless of what the future brings.