Written by Katelyn Malloy Friday, 19 October 2012 00:00
Headmaster Dr. Jean-Marc Juhel of Buckley says, “Mrs. Sipley is an example of the type of growth-minded professionals that Buckley wants to continue to attract and support.”
Nominated by a fellow colleague and peer, the Garden City native will be leading a online discussion forum designed to share successful strategies and innovative ideas with the independent school community to develop the best practices, along with new skills in technology that are beneficial to the material and students. The program aims to provide a valuable networking opportunity between teachers of independent schools across the country, and gives them a chance to discuss topics relevant to their profession. Sipley will also create a demonstration teaching video in order to inspire others and spread the “tips and tricks” in mastering the craft of educating that will be posted on NAIS’s online community and the NAIS iTunes U website. This will be her third year at Buckley and prior to that, had been teaching a variety of education and age levels for a decade.
The H. Frank Carey High School alum advocates the use of incorporating new age technology such as iPads and SMARTBoards, used in most of Buckley’s classrooms, to connect on a stronger level with students and give them hands-on experience. Using these means of technology results in more in-class time to focus on the individual needs of each student. Along with her passion for English, Sipley is also involved with humanities, environmentalism, and sustainability to adapt to an ever-changing environment. This inspiring growth mindset allows her to continue learning and growing as an educator and as a person.
“Anything is possible,” says Mrs. Sipley. “It is a great time to be an educator.”
Securing a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and creative writing, a Master of Arts in English, and a Master of Education in middle and secondary education, Gina Sipley has been an extremely active and accomplished member of the professional education field and continues to gain recognition for her outstanding teaching and care. She is deeply involved in a monthly seminar at Buckley held with fellow colleagues and faculty to discuss management and leadership. Past prestigious recognitions include a Klingenstein Summer Institute Fellowship, as well as The Thomas J. Reid Excellence in Teaching Award received by the headmaster and assistant heads based upon the quality of instruction and strong commitment to Buckley. This November she will be a presenter at the Conference on English Leadership at the National Convention for the National Council of Teachers of English. A grant received by Sipley will give her the opportunity this summer to work with fellow Buckley English teacher, Barbara Thomas, on designing a new comprehensive vocabulary curriculum for Buckley students in grades 5-8.
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Wayne Wink, Town of North Hempstead town clerk candidate, sat down with Anton reporters recently to talk about what makes him good for the job and the current administration’s shortcomings.
Wink was originally running for county comptroller, however, he decided to step down after a lack of union backing. Wink said that a number of big unions decided to endorse Howard Weitzman and also garnered the support of the working families party for Weitzman.
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For those that are fans of the Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters that are seen on their television screens, Nassau County residents now have the chance to train like them. Starting on June 15, the first ever east coast location for the brand-extended UFC gym opened at 2020 Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park.
UFC Gyms operate under the slogan “Train Different,” which is some of the best training that people come to this type of gym to get, according to Operations Manager Suzanne Silver.
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M. Ogden hit a triple with the bases loaded in Zadnik’a 5-5 tie against Franklin Square 1. Pitchers M. Bleeker and M. Bronzino worked the mound and did very well. Most of the girls are getting some good hits in and getting on the bases.
Ogden again had what would have been 3 triples but held up at second due to a pulled leg muscle and had 5 RBI’s in a 14-11 win over Stewart Manor. Bronzino and Ogden pitched and did a really good job. Sara P caught the entire game and did amazing. She had a couple of tries at picking off the runners but they were a split second quicker to the base. M. Bleeker hit a single and a double. Emily Locker had 3 singles and Mia had 4 singles. Sara P had 2 singles and Vanessa and Brianna each had a single as well. Brianna stole one base and Katie Hop attempted to steal home and was tagged out with a glove to the face, it might not have hurt as much if she would have been safe! As always, it was an exciting game and the girls had fun!