STEM Master Teacher Fellows

Teacher Fellows in STEM

Preparing STEM Master Teacher Fellows in the Greater New York City Area

This intensive program of STEM pedagogy courses and professional experiences will prepare 14 in-service K-12 teachers of math and science to become quality STEM Teacher Leaders, with the goal of improving K-12 STEM instruction in four partner high-needs school districts through leadership projects. 

These Fellows will be supported during a five-year period by scholarships, tuition waivers, and mentoring by faculty from the Mercy University School of Education; the Center for STEM Education; and community partners: New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering and the Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak (CURB).

Mercy Academic Leaders Featured at the National Science Foundation STEM for All Video Showcase

“I appreciate the pedagogical aspects that have been woven into the program that strengthen us as teachers not just as STEM, but also as teachers, because vertical teaming is something that you can do in any discipline.”

Marguerita Street, Cohort 1, Spring 2020

Induction of Cohort 2

Induction of Cohort 2

Congratulations to Cohort 2 of STEM Master Teacher Fellows, who were inducted on September 5, 2019.
From left: Daniella Kay (Port Chester); Maureen Corrigan-Connell (Yonkers); Virginia Peterson (Port Chester); Terri Agravat (New Rochelle); Anny Vanegas (New Rochelle); Christian Esposito (Yonkers); Anjinette Piccirella (Yonkers - not pictured)


Induction of Cohort 1

On January 23, 2019, we introduced our first cohort of teachers (left to right): Marguerita Street (Yonkers); Kiowa Garcia (Yonkers); Michelyn Goodin (Yonkers); Julianna Shallo (Elmsford); Richard MacLeish (Elmsford); Johanna Vasquez (New Rochelle); Lindsay Chudoba (Port Chester)

Teacher Fellows Program Components

  • 3 grant-funded Mercy College graduate courses (nine credits) in STEM pedagogy:
    • Enhancing Mathematics with STEM
    • Engineering for the Classroom
  • Leadership in STEM Education 
  • Mentorship by Mercy College faculty and community partners
  • Grant-funded salary supplement of at least $10,000 per year
  • Week-long summer Teaching the Environment workshop through CURB
  • Monthly Fellow meetings
  • Fellows must engage in leadership projects at their school - Projects must be active and measurable, e.g., completing a lesson study model with other Chemistry teachers or revising 7th grade math curricula to include programming applications (mini-grants available to support Fellow leadership projects)
  • Present leadership project at Mercy College annual STEM Education Conference

Community Partners

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We are pleased to partner with these local school districts


This grant is funded by the National Science Foundation. 
Grant award: 1758317