O’Rourke Middle School math teacher Kodi Kibler has been selected as a New York State Master Teacher. Governor Hochul announced the selection of 18 educators from around the capital region and a total of 221 educators from around New York State to join the NYS Master Teacher program.
The Master Teacher program is a network of the state’s highest performing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers dedicated to growing as educators and providing exceptional learning experiences for students.
“Great teachers can change lives and guide students towards success,” SUNY Interim Chancellor Deborah F. Stanley said. “For nearly a decade, New York’s Master Teacher program has done just that and has recognized the critical contribution of New York State educators in setting students on that path toward rewarding careers in STEM.”
Mrs. Kibler has been teaching at O’Rourke since 2016. In addition to teaching grades 6-8 math, she is the yearbook advisor, math club advisor, and she has coached Odyssey of the Mind. She is a member of O’Rourke’s Building Council, the District Technology Committee, and the District Diversity Committee.
“I am really looking forward to collaborating with other passionate Master Teachers and bringing everything I learn through this program back to my math classroom to inspire BH-BL students.”
Mrs. Kibler joins other BH-BL teachers who have gone through the Master Teacher Program: high school math teachers Sabine Erickson and Carolyn Lytinski; high school science teachers Regina Reals, Daniel Swan, and Melissa Thomas; middle school technology teacher Margaret Kelliher; and Pashley teacher Sara Verga.