March 17 ‘Leading and Learning’ professional development day showcases faculty and staff expertise

Embedded YouTube video featuring professional development activities on March 17 and interviews with district educators Unique professional development day includes 30-plus workshops created by Niskayuna educators to present to district colleagues On Friday, March 17, Niskayuna teachers and staff participated in workshops and training sessions rivaling what they would find at a national conference – …

NHS Counselor Nancy Bushee wins Yale Educator Award

Niskayuna High School counselor Nancy Bushee is was awarded the 2016 Yale Educator Award this month. Educators from across the country and around the world were nominated by matriculating students and a committee of Yale admissions officers reviewed each nomination individually to choose recipients. “I’m truly honored to be recognized with this award, especially because …

Video: Class of 2016 welcomes faculty and staff to new year with a message of gratitude

When faculty and staff returned for the opening meeting of the 2016-17 school year on Thursday, September 1, they were greeted by some familiar faces: This video featuring members of last year’s graduating class with a message of thanks. To the class of 2016, we also wish you well wherever your new adventures are taking …

President Obama honors Niskayuna teacher Daniel Mattoon with national award

Niskayuna High School math teacher Daniel Mattoon was among the 213 mathematics and science teachers from across the nation that President Obama honored on Monday with the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching for 2016. The recipients were announced by the White House. For about a year Mattoon has known that …