Ms. Lipinsky teaches Advanced Placement Biology, coordinates the Science Research program, and is the instructional leader for the Science Department at John Jay High School. She also coordinates the Westchester-Rockland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium which is held each February. This is her thirtieth year at John Jay High School.
“We can think of no one more deserving to be recognized as a Master Teacher, as I am sure her students, colleagues, and administrators, past and present will attest," said Principal Siciliano. "She is a leader of our professional staff and a role model for all educators everywhere. We warmly congratulate her.”
Ms. Lipinsky is the second teacher at John Jay High School to receive this honor. Mr. Francesco Noschese, a physics teacher, was named a Master Teacher in 2017.
New York State Master Teacher Program was launched in 2013 by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in partnership with The State University of New York and Math for America in response to the call to strengthen our nation’s K-12 STEM education.
Master Teachers teach science, technology, computer science, robotics, coding, engineering, and math courses across grades K-12 including Advanced Placement, honors, Regents and International Baccalaureate levels.
Teachers apply to become named a Master Teacher. Successful candidates include specific evidence of deep mastery of and goals for growth in three domains: knowledge of STEM content, knowledge of pedagogy, and knowledge of students, their families and their communities.
"Education is the cornerstone to success, and it is the brilliant, dedicated teachers in New York who make a difference in countless lives and inspire the leaders of tomorrow," Governor Cuomo said. "Congratulations to the 275 newest members of the Master Teacher Program who will join the ranks of the top educators in the state as they work to further their skills and their impact on students in every corner of this great state."