New Lebanon CSD is excited to welcome third grade teacher Molly Joyce to the district. Learn more about our new teacher in her own words.
What is your education background?
I graduated from Columbia High School in East Greenbush. I then received my bachelor’s degree in child development from SUNY Plattsburgh. After a couple of years working as a preschool teacher, I decided to go back to school and earned my master’s degree in early childhood education with additional certifications in childhood education and special education (B-6) from The College of Saint Rose.
What is your background like – previous jobs?
My previous jobs have always involved working with children. My first job was working at a before and after school program during the school year and a camp counselor during the summer. After I graduated with my bachelor’s degree, I taught preschool for three years in Schodack. While working towards my master’s degree, I substitute taught at various elementary schools in the area. I also student taught at Heatly Elementary in Green Island and Van Rensselaer Elementary.
Tell us about your family?
My husband and I got married last October, so we are coming up on our first anniversary. We have one dog and one cat. I also have two younger sisters.
What are your interests outside of school?
I enjoy spending time with friends and family, baking, working on DIY projects, exercising, and watching movies.