Haldane Has “Master Teacher”

Simon Dudar among 228 honored

Simon Dudar (File photo)

The state department of education named 228 new “master teachers” of science, technology and mathematics, including Simon Dudar, a fifth-grade teacher at Haldane Elementary.

The state has recognized more than 1,200 master teachers, with applications open through Feb. 22 for the next round at suny.edu/masterteacher. Teachers participate in the program for four years, during which they receive a $15,000 annual stipend and professional development.

Aaron Burke, a library and technology teacher at South Avenue Elementary in Beacon, is currently a Master Teacher.

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