Joan Soldano is the recipient of the 2014 New York State Air Force Association's Teacher of the Year Award
Joan Soldano is the recipient of the 2014 New York State Air Force Association's Teacher of the Year Award. In the spring, she was awarded the Air Force Association's Long Island Chapter Teacher of the Year. Joan was selected for going above and beyond her typical school day to promote science, engineering, mathematics and engineering (STEM) to students in the Patchogue-Medford School District. Joan is the advisor of two First Lego League robotics teams, Oregon's Space Club, and an Air Force Association's national CyberPatriot team. This past summer, Joan spent two weeks in Trinidad as a faculty member for Inspiring Educational Systems, who hosted an aerospace themed STEM camp for over 400 Trinidad students and teachers. In March, Joan will be presenting a 90 minute workshop at the upcoming ASSET Conference (Association for Suffolk Supervisors for Educational Technology) in coordination with the Challenger Learning Center. In April, four time shuttle astronaut Don Thomas will be skyping with Oregon's Space Club students and, in May, her students will be participating in the e-Missions program entitled, "Target Moon." Let's wish Joan luck, as she is now in the competition for the 2015 National Air Force Association's Teacher of the Year!
Joan with Sandra Bullock at the screening of the movie Gravity
PMCT Members Volunteered at the Patchogue Turkey Trot - Dec. 2014
PMCT Blood Drive a Huge Success - over 50 Pints Collected! - Nov. 2014
PMCT Raises over $4000 at 2014 Breast Cancer Walk - Oct. 2014
NYSUT News Release
NYSUT: Public schools not a monopoly but a centerpiece of democracy - New York State United Teachers responded today to comments by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to the Daily News editorial board
ALBANY, N.Y. October 28, 2014
PMCT Executive Board T-Shirt Swaps with The Chicago Teachers Union
PMCT and Patchogue Lions Team Up in Back to School Backpack Drive
Back To School Rally
PMCT Political Action Chairperson - Syndee Zegel
Kathy Bucaria with NYSUT State Assembly Candidate Jason Zove
PMCT Welcomes all our New Teachers!
Pictures from New Teacher Mentor/Mentee Luncheon during Orientation - August 27, 2014
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August 14, 2014 - Diane Ravitch Blog - Two teachers from Long Island, New York, wrote a letter to Whoopi Goldberg to explain to her that "tenure" means "due process." - One of them PMCT High School Vice President Alicia Connelly-Foster!!
July 28, 2014
NYSUT: Due process rights for teachers also safeguard students - New York State United Teachers President Karen E. Magee released the following statement today in response to a lawsuit challenging due process rights for New York's teachers.
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