Spencer Miliotto is the graduate assistant for Buffalo State College’s English Education program. He will receive his M.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education (7-12) in the spring of 2020. Spencer has worked as the technology instructor at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine's Science and Technology Entry Program for five years, and taught College Writing at Buffalo State during the fall of 2019 semester. His teaching interests focus on creating classroom spaces where students can start to see themselves as agents of change in their communities.
Sarah Turnbull will be completing the undergraduate English Education program at Buffalo State in the spring of 2020. She is a current EESA officer and presented at the National Conference for English Teaching in November of 2018 in Houston, Texas. Sarah is currently employed at the West Side Community Services after school program, where she is a tutor and mentor. Her teaching interests focus on the use of culturally relevant pedagogy in the classroom and culturally diverse literature.
Lindsey will be completing her Bachelors of Science in English Education 7-12 at Buffalo State College in the Fall of 2020. She is a current EESA officer, and works as an academic mentor and writing tutor for EOP students at Buffalo State College. Her teaching interests include integrating creative writing as a purposeful tool to teach in English curriculum, working with English Language Learners, and multicultural literature in the classroom.
Nick has a B.A. in Communications from Buffalo State College. He is currently completing the post-baccalaureate English Education program, with hopes of being certified in the Spring of 2020. He has worked as a substitute teacher in various districts, as well as an English and Writing Tutor at Erie Community College. Nick is interested in using his background in communication to explore the use of popular culture and cinema in the English classroom.
Taylor is a first semester student at Buffalo State College. She is currently studying Secondary English Education and plans to minor in Photography. Taylor just recently joined EESA this fall and is looking forward to getting more involved as her years at Buffalo State continue. She plans to graduate in the year of 2023.
Michelle Mitri will be completing Buffalo State’s undergraduate English Education program in the Fall of 2020. She became an EESA officer during the Spring of 2019 and works with kids in the afterschool program at Shining Stars Child Care center. Her goal is to teach middle school in Western, New York and hopes to show the importance of narrative writing.
Tyler will begin student teaching in Spring 2020. Tyler graduated in May of 2019 and has a BA in History. Tyler is completing the Post- Baccalaureate Program in English Education.He joined EESA in the Spring of 2018 and has helped in a variety of events such as the Alumni Speaker Series and the Youth Voices Conference. His goal is to teach English in the Bronx, New York and focus on culturally responsive pedagogy.
Carolyn is a 2019 graduate of Alden High School. She is pursuing English Education 7 – 12 with a minor in Theater Arts at Buffalo State. She has just recently joined EESA and will be completing her first semester this December. She will graduate in the spring of 2023.
Cheyon is an English Education Major from Buffalo State College. He joined EESA in Fall of 2019 and has lended a helping hand in many events such as planning, Youth Voices Conference and a Student Facilitator for the College Readiness Program. He has volunteered in various schools within his community. He has worked in several schools in different districts as a Writing Tutor, Personal Aide, Teacher’s Assistant and a Team Leader. He is currently employed in the Special Educational Department at Boces. Cheyon plans on teaching High School English Language Arts in his hometown of Buffalo, NY.
William O'Neil-White is a graduate student in the English Education program. Will received his Bachelor's degree in English Education in the Fall of 2015. Will has been involved in many on and off campus events. This involvement includes his attendance at the National Council of Teachers of English Convention in Washington, D.C. Will is currently substitute teaching in the Buffalo-Niagara region while completing his Master's degree.
Karina Serevino is currently an undergraduate student in the English Education program at Buffalo State. She will receive her Bachelor's degree in Secondary English Education (7-12) in December 2016. She is currently running an after-school workshop at John F. Kennedy Middle School. Karina's teaching interests focus on connecting canonical and young adult literature to promote authentic reading and writing in the English classroom.
Chelsey Nabozny received her Bachelor’s Degree in English Education 7-12 from Buffalo State College in 2012. She has worked as a graduate assistant for the English Education program and served as a graduate officer for the English Education Student Association. Chelsey received her Master’s Degree in English Education in May 2015. Her professional interests include inquiry based teaching and learning and the role of community in the classroom. Since graduating with her masters, Chelsey has worked in both urban and suburban districts throughout Western New York. Chelsey is currently teaching English 10 and AP Language at Clarence High School.
Petrina Scaglione is currently an undergraduate in Buffalo State’s English Education program. She received her B.S. in English Education (7-12) in December 2015. Petrina has been a part of the English department community for five years, and has taken part in the English Education Student Association for the past two years. Petrina has also been involved with off campus projects such as the Digital Writing Workshop and the College Readiness Program. She is currently substitute teaching in the Buffalo-Niagara Region, including Elmwood Village Charter School, and will begin her graduate work at Buffalo State in the Fall of 2016.
Alyssa Moretti is currently a graduate student in Buffalo State’s Master’s program. She received her B.S. in English Education (7-12) from Buffalo State in 2014 and currently works as the Graduate Assistant for the English Education program. Alyssa is the graduate officer of the English Education Student Association, an organization she has been a part of for over 3 years, and the 2015 recipient of the Buffalo State Bachelor of Science award in English Education. Alyssa has also been involved in many on and off campus projects such as the Digital Writing Workshop and the College Readiness Program.
Adam Hernandez received his Master's degree in English Education from Buffalo State in 2015. He has experience teaching in diverse classroom settings including the Digital Writing Workshop. Adam is interested in the development of discussion-based classrooms and is currently teaching high school English at La Salle Academy in New York City.
Vanessa has a B.S. and an M.S.Ed. in English Education from Buffalo State College. As an undergraduate student, she co-founded the English Education Student Association and as a graduate student, she was involved in the beginning stages of the English Education Alumni Network. Vanessa currently teaches 8th grade English Language Arts at Sweet Home Middle School. She is the Vice President of the Western New York Network of English Teachers.
Matthew Gorny received his Bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education from Buffalo State. After spending some time teaching in Florida, Matt returned to Buffalo State to complete his Master’s degree in English Education. He has involved himself in the teaching community through his participation in many on and off campus events such as the Digital Writing Workshop. Matt’s teaching draws from inquiry-based learning frameworks and research on communities of practice. Matt is currently teaching in the Buffalo Public School District.
Matthew Hahn, a graduate student in the English Education program, received his Bachelor’s degree from Buffalo State in the summer of 2015. Matthew has been very involved in the teaching community throughout his time at Buffalo State. Matt has worked one-on-one with students at the Digital Writing Workshop and currently substitute teaches in the Cheektowaga-Sloan School District.
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