Chelsea Brandimarte

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I was born in Bayside, Queen on April 19, 1996. The youngest of three children and the only girl, I grew up in a single-parent home. My mother was an elementary school teacher and worked two jobs to send my brothers and me to private schools. After graduating from St. Francis Prep, I attended Molloy College to begin my study of becoming an accountant. Nearly half a year into the curriculum, I quickly learned that the business world was not for me. During this time, I had been coaching basketball for my high school team and found a passion for being around children. Using my love for teaching and my skill in mathematics, I decided to pursue a career in Mathematics Education.

I graduated in May 2018 with my bachelor's in Secondary Mathematics/Special Education. On the morning of my graduation, I received a call from the East Meadow School District offering me a full-time, tenure track position for the local high school. I began my teaching journey building a foundation for the new Special Education Program in my school that welcomed a new self-contained and a new co-teaching program.

I currently am beginning my second year of teaching Algebra I in inclusion and self-contained setting. I Co-Advise the school's Key Club and coach the middle school boy's soccer team.

I am continuing my education at SUNY Albany pursuing a Master's in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology. On my free time, I enjoy working out, watching the Mets, traveling, and spending time with family, friends, and my boyfriend.