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Nicole Lener:  6-12 Science - Biology

Educational Background

SUNY Canton   
Associates in Applied Science - Mortuary Science

SUNY Cortland
Bachelor of Science -  Biology and General Science/Secondary Education  - Summa Cum Laude
                                 Minor in Chemistry

Masters in Secondary Science Education- Biology

Certifications Held

     General Science 7-12

     Biology 7-12

     Chemistry  7-12

Work Experience in Education

2002 - Present      McGraw Central School

Additional School Involvement

Coached Modified Boy's Soccer @ Groton Central School in 2001

Coached Modified Girl's Soccer @ McGraw in 2002 -2004

Director of McGraw High School Musical 2005 -2006

Advisor for McGraw Students for the Environment 2003-Present

Advisor for Cortland County Envirothon Team 2002- 2015

McGraw Faculty Association Vice President 2017 - Present

Special Achievements

New York State Master Teacher Certification - Present Active Participant 

Natural History Museum of the Aidrondacks -"Coolest Project of the Century"  Grand Prize Entry 2008  - Advisor

Lexus EcoChallenge National Air/Climate Winners.  $10,000 awarded - Advisor

Lavona Schneider Cortland Rotary Club Teacher of the Year for McGraw Central School 

American Goju Karate - Brown Belt

New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling  Green School Grant Recipient 2018 - $500

University of Rochester- Department of Environmental Science Curriclum Reviewer -  Summer 2020

Courses Taught

Order of Video Course Descriptions Above:

7th Grade Life Science 

CollegeNow Environmental Science 101 & 102 

Regents Living Environment 

"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it."   -Thoreau


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