Northport Math Educator Named New York State Master Teacher
Northport High School math teacher Kristen Rozell was recently named a New York State Master Teacher.
The Master Teacher Program is composed of the highest performing teachers and educators in the subjects of science, technology, engineering and math. Once accepted into the program, through letters of recommendation and a rigorous interview process, teachers enter a four-year commitment. This commitment includes peer mentoring and professional development opportunities, as well as monthly regional meetings with other Master Teachers.
“Kristen embraces professional growth,” said Chairperson of Mathematics Robin Rann, “so this is a well-earned accomplishment. We’re extremely proud of her.”
Rozell, a graduate of Northport High School, started her teaching career in 1999. She attributes her inspiration to pursue math in college to the great teachers she had throughout her high school career at Northport. She truly loves being a math teacher and is honored to have been one of the selected Master Teachers.
“I’m really looking forward to jumping into this program,” said Rozell. “It’s exciting. Halfway through my career, I get to try something different. I have the opportunity to learn more and bring new ways of teaching to my classroom.”
Newly selected New York State Master Teacher Kristen Rozell and senior calculus students Joe Barry, Christina Wing, and Julianne Starzee.
New York State Master Teacher Kristen Rozell with students in her senior calculus class at Northport High School.
Photos courtesy of Northport-East Northport Union Free School District