Hello! My name is Jackie and I am 25 years old and currently teach in the Cohoes City School District. I teach Life Science in Grade 7, Living Environment in Grade 8, and Natural Disasters and Green Energy at the High School level. I did my undergrad at SUNY Oneonta and graduated in December 2014. I am currently certified in Biology and General Science Grades 7-12. I am from Newburgh, NY; about an hour North of NYC. My parents still live there but I keep moving around. In addition to teaching, I am also a Summer Camp Director back in my hometown. My staff includes about 22 other counselors and about 200 kids. Our home base is at a beautiful park across the street from my parents' house. We go on several trips each week. I consider myself lucky because of how much I enjoy the work I do. Sometimes I feel as though I never have a minute to spare, but it is all worth it in the end. When I finally get a minute to spare I try to get outdoors. I've always been one to enjoy camping and more recently I have been getting into hiking and kayaking. I guess you can say I am more of a Spring/Summer/Fall kind of girl.
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