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Andover Central School announces teacher Zachary Owen selected as NYS Master Teacher

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Read the letter of congratulations from Principal Molly Turner

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Zachary Owen has been selected as one of the New York State Master Teachers! Mr. Owen was one of 221 teachers chosen for the program across the state. The Master Teacher program is a network of teachers who “Inspire the next generation of STEM leaders.”

Please join us in congratulating Mr. Owen! To read the full congratulatory letter released from School Principal Mrs. Molly Turner:

January 12, 2023

Dear Andover Community,

I want to take a moment to announce that our own Mr. Zachary Owen has been selected as one of the new New York State Master Teachers. Mr. Owen was one of 221 teachers chosen for the program across the state. The Master Teacher Program is a network of teachers who “inspire the next generation of STEM leaders.” It has been a long six-month wait for the decision. Last year, Mr. Owen was recognized by the New York State Technology and Engineering Association as one of its 2022 Regional Teachers of the Year.

According to SUNY Interim Chancellor Deborah F. Stanley, “Great teachers can change lives and guide students toward success.” We know that Mr. Owen has been a driving force in the success of Andover Students for several years and is an excellent asset to our local community and region.

Mr. Owen and his students have created many projects that have benefited the community. From homeless shelters to a compost bin for the Fassett GreenSpace and a variety of other projects too numerous to count to beautify our school and town.

We are thankful to have Mr. Owen as part of our outstanding faculty and staff here at Andover. He will use his deep understanding of STEM to collaborate, mentor, and participate in several professional learning opportunities and field excursions to develop STEM curricula further.

Congratulations, Mr. Owen, on your accomplishments, and I look forward to your continued work with our students.

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