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Introducing our newest Master teacher!

January 11, 2024

Congratulations to High School West’s Renee Chalmers, who has been accepted to the Master Teacher Program, which recognizes outstanding K-12 public school STEM teachers and counselors who share a passion for their own STEM learning and for collaborating with colleagues to inspire the next generation of STEM leaders.

In the classroom at West for over 20 years, Ms. Chalmers has taught AP Biology, Project Lead the Way: Principles of Biomedical Science and Human Body Systems and Regents Living Environment including English Language Learner and inclusion settings.

“I am excited to be a participant in the NYS Master Teacher Program which will allow me to collaborate with fellow teachers and to learn with them and from them,” Ms. Chalmers told us.

SCSD Director of Science, Dr. Stephanie O'Brien, says "Ms. Chalmers is passionate in finding what motivates her students to be their best selves as learners and individuals. She has had the privilege of being a mentor teacher, as well as a student teacher advisor, and she finds it rewarding to work with new and upcoming teachers."

Well done, Ms. Chalmers!

HSW Principal John Coady, Stephanie O'Brien, Ms. Chalmers & HSW Asst. Principal Chris Elsesser