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For Immediate Release
March 17, 2009

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Nicholas Mascari

Think About Teaching Conference Targets Minorities

Press Release Photo Admissions Adviser Andrea Rodriguez talks about teaching

Brockport, NY – More than 400 Monroe County High school students came to campus to explore the teaching profession at the 9th annual “Think About Teaching Conference,” 8:30 am – noon, Tuesday.

They heard keynote speakers and College at Brockport alumni Nyree Strong’04, director of African and African-American studies at the Rochester City School District, and William Ruiz ’08, a middle school foreign language teacher in the East Irondequoit School District, describe how they chose the teaching profession

In addition, attendees got to choose from among 17 presentations in the areas of “exploring teaching,” “teaching in practice,” “college preparation for teaching,” and “college life” during the two sessions that followed the keynote talks.

The conference was organized by the Think About Teaching Architect Committee which is made up of representatives from area schools and colleges with the goal of bringing together college-bound high school students from groups underrepresented in the teaching profession for an informative day of workshops designed to spark an interest in a career in the classroom. This is the second time that The College at Brockport has hosted the event.


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