October 25, 2017
“New Hartford Central School’s Jason Bradley Selected by New York State as Master Teacher”
New Hartford Senior High science teacher Jason Bradley has been selected by New York State as a 2017 “Master Teacher.” Bradley is among the 214 teachers recently recognized by Governor Andrew Cuomo to earn this distinction.
Bradley is also among the seven teachers at New Hartford Central Schools to earn Master Teacher since the program began in 2013. All master teachers have proven expertise in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and embody a unique cohort of dedicated educators.
“I feel extremely fortunate to have been given this opportunity,” Bradley said. The goal of the New York State Master Teacher Program is to strengthen America’s grades K-12 STEM education through professional development, learning, and collaboration with colleagues, Bradley explained. “I am excited to be involved in this wonderful community of professionals and am looking forward to honing my pedagogy and providing even greater opportunities for my students.”
Master Teachers will mentor new teachers and peers, and continue to meet with educators from around New York to consider common instructional challenges. In addition, Master Teachers will guide curriculum development and participate in ongoing professional development programs in their home districts and throughout the region.
Bradley currently teaches chemistry. He first studied at SUNY Oneonta earning a bachelor of science in dietetics. He holds two master’s degrees-- one in exercise physiology from Ithaca College, another in education from Utica College--as well as a Certificate of Advanced Study in educational leadership from SUNY Cortland. Before joining the New Hartford Central School faculty, Bradley taught science at Westmoreland Central School, and led the regional effort to develop next-generation science kits at Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES.
Robert J. Nole
Superintendent of Schools