WFSD appoints new Director of Secondary Education & STEM

The William Floyd School District recently appointed Christine Rosado as the new Director of Secondary Education and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) for the William Floyd School District. In this role, she will develop and monitor the integration of STEM curricula into the core content, monitor academic content which supports the district’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, monitor and implement the Next Generation Science Standards and Next Generation Mathematics Standards and provide leadership in all district CTE and STEM initiatives, among her numerous responsibilities. In this role, she will report to Kathleen Keane, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education. She is taking over for Dr. Donna Watkins who recently retired after six years of service to William Floyd in this role.

WFSD appoints new Director of Secondary Education & STEMMs. Rosado has spent nearly 15 years at William Floyd High School as a mathematics teacher including the past three years as the Mathematics Department Chairperson. As a teacher, she has instructed students in various courses such as Integrated Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus Honors and Advanced Placement Calculus BC.

Ms. Rosado has achieved various accolades in her career including earning the prestigious National Board Certified Teacher designation from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, which is the most respected professional certification available in teaching. This voluntary and rigorous certification process signifies that she has voluntarily gone much further; and has developed and demonstrated the advanced knowledge, skills and practices required of an outstanding educator.

Additionally, Ms. Rosado was named a New York State Master Teacher in 2014, the first year of Governor Cuomo’s program recognizing New York’s best teachers. She was selected in the first round of this program and is one of only 70 teachers in the Long Island region to achieve this honor. William Floyd has five New York State Master Teachers.

“Ms. Rosado’s expertise in instructional practices and use of data to drive departmental improvements make her an invaluable addition to the secondary leadership team,” said Ms. Keane. “She has tremendous respect among her colleagues and vast institutional knowledge, so she is hitting the ground running.”

Ms. Rosado earned her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Dowling College, a Master of Arts in Adolescent Education from Dowling College, a Master of Arts in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers from Stony Brook University and her SBL/SDL Post-Master’s Advanced Certification from Stony Brook University. She is also a William Floyd High School alumna.

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