November 29, 2016
celebrates a new NYS Master Teacher
Seventh and eighth grade science teacher
Jennifer Jaskolka is the second teacher at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk to
become a New York State Master Teacher. She joins high school physics
and earth science teacher Jolene Hopkins, who achieved the status in
To be considered for the NYS Master Teacher program, teachers must have
a minimum of four years of experience teaching science, technology,
engineering and math (STEM) disciplines and be rated as “effective” or
“highly effective” on their Annual Professional Performance Review.
Jaskolka and Hopkins set themselves apart from countless other
applicants through content tests, personal statements, letters of
recommendation and multiple interviews. The final interview required
them to demonstrate their abilities by teaching a lesson to a small
group which included other Master Teachers and State University of New
for more information about the SUNY Master Teacher Program.