Melissa Gergen NBCT

Melissa Gergen NBCT

NBCT since 2005 Policy Board Member of the Greater Capital District Teacher Center

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Melissa Gergen has been teaching in NY schools for 24 years. She began her career as a Secondary English Teacher before obtaining a second certification in Library Science, allowing her to become a high school librarian. Melissa now teaches in the Guilderland High School Library in Guilderland, NY. Along with her colleague, she operates a busy library program, which features a makerspace area, teen and faculty book clubs, a student-run computer Help Desk, and an independent study program titled E=MC2, which allows students to study anything they would like for an entire year (or more). Melissa also initiated a roundtable inservice opportunity for secondary librarians through the Capital Region Library System which has existed since 2015 and which she is moderating this year. 

Melissa has been National Board Certified in Library Media since 2005 and thought so highly of the program that she facilitated a cohort through her area Teacher Center for several years, assisting many other educators in working towards their own certification. Melissa believes in the need for high quality professional learning opportunities to support teachers and their work, which led her to become a member of the Greater Capital Region Teacher Center Policy Board as of January of 2018.

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