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Sarah English

Sarah English

My undergraduate work was at the University of Rochester with a BA in biology. I joined the Peace Corps in 1995 and taught math in The Gambia, West Africa for two years. Upon returning home I pursued my Masters in Science Education at Niagara University and then continued on for my PhD in Science Education at the University at Buffalo. Concurrently I became a chemistry teacher at Sweet Home High School in Amherst NY where I have been teaching for the last 18 years. I was an adjunct professor at UB teaching their science methods course until I joined the inaugural group of NYS Master Teacher Program for Math and Science Teachers which stems from the Math for America program. That program was the motivator for beginning the flipped classroom model as we had a Flipped Classroom PLT. Last year I was part of the first cohort of NYS Empire Excellence in Teaching Award recipients and also received the Western New York American Chemical Society Science Teacher of the Year. I have presented about my experiences of instituting the flipped classroom and other aspects of technology education at both local and national conferences. Currently I am in the process of adding more videos to my YouTube channel and continuously evaluating how my classroom environment will evolve.