ELIZABETHOWN - It is widely recognized that teachers are seen as very important people in the lives of today's youth, but for Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School science teacher Kaitlin Fielder, "VIP" has taken on a whole new meaning.
The Science Teachers Association of New York State recently contacted Fielder to inform her she was selected from a pool of applicants all across New York State by their organization to receive the STANYS Fellow's New Teacher Award.
Each year, STANYS recognizes a new teacher and invites them to attend their annual conference free of charge. As a VIP at this event, she will have an all-access pass to attend any workshop at any time.
"We are absolutely thrilled that Mrs. Fielder has received this award," said ELCS principal Ken Hughes. "She is a strong educator who not only brings excellent energy to our science department, but demonstrates a solid understanding of her content area as well as a strong compassion for working with children.
"We couldn't be more thrilled for her," he added.
This prestigious award will be presented to her when she attends the STANY annual conference in November. Science teachers from all across New York State gather to learn about best practices in the field of science as well as receive updates on news from the State Education Department as well as meet vendors who help supplement science education.
For more information about STANYS, visit www.stanys.org