Meet the New Elementary Teacher: Jennifer Marciniak

image of Elementary Teacher, Jennifer MarciniakJennifer Marciniak joins MCS this year as an elementary school teacher. 

Everyday is new and different,” she said.  “As a teacher I get to wear many hats. Teaching is being able to pivot and change on a moments notice to meet the needs of the students.”

Jennifer graduated from Schoharie Central School and went on to earn her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education (Pre K-6) from the College of St. Rose. She also received her Masters as a Reading Specialist (K-12) from SUNY Albany and is partially certified in K-6 Special Education.

Jennifer has taught in New York, New Jersey and North Carolina. In 2006, she moved back to Schoharie County and started working in Higher Education – working at SUNY Cobleskill, Hartwick College and RPI over the course of twelve years. She served as an academic advisor, coordinator for disability services and as an adjunct professor. 

“I knew my true passion was elementary teaching, which brought me to Schenectady,” said Jennifer, who spent the past seven years working as a Reading Specialist in the Schenectady City School District.

Many of Jennifer’s family members taught in Middleburgh and her mother was also an educator. She is excited to start this new chapter and is looking forward to being part of the Middleburgh Central School family.

“I couldn’t be more excited to have finally accomplished my goal of being able to teach in my home community.”

Question: What do you look forward to in your work at Middleburgh?

I look forward to building relationships with students, staff and families.

Question: What are your favorite hobbies? 

I enjoy exercising and long walks with my dog.

Question: Do you have a motto?

“If children feel safe, they can take risks, ask questions, make mistakes, learn to trust, share their feelings and grow.”