My name is Heather Pietryka and I live in Lake George, NY. I graduated from Elmira College in 2013 and have my certification for Social Studies grades 5-12. I don't have my own classroom yet, but I look forward to the day I do so I can use all I have learned here at Albany to engage my students. I am hoping to teach the middle school ages because I find them find and quirky. This is my sixth and final term in the CDIT program!
I currently work at the local YMCA coaching gymnastics. I was a completive gymnast for twelve years so it has been interesting seeing the sport from the other side. In my spare time I enjoy going on hikes with my boyfriend and my dog. I also enjoy doing arts and craft projects. I do most of my school work sitting at my kitchen with my oversized Golden Retriever lying next to the table helping me with the work.
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