Kristine Cunningham is a new Science teacher at Hudson Junior High School. She loves helping students explore learning through hands-on experiences and make sense of the world around them.
Here are a few things to help you get to know Mrs. Cunningham:
What is your role here at the Hudson City School District, and where do you work?
I work at the Junior High School and I teach sixth grade Science.
When did you start working here?
This is my first year teaching in the Hudson City School District.
What does your job entail? What are your responsibilities/priorities?
I allow students to explore learning through hands-on experiences. Students ask questions and make connections to make sense of the world around them. Our focus this year is on Earth Science.
What do you like most about your job?
I love working with my students and seeing the scientific connections they make. I especially love watching students grow as learners. It is very rewarding to see students’ excitement when we conduct different experiments.
What is your education background?
I completed my undergraduate degree at The College of Saint Rose and studied Childhood Education grades 1-6. I for my graduate degree from Sage College in Special Education grades 1-6.
What is your background like – previous jobs? Before working here, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
Before working at Hudson, I worked in the North Colonie School District teaching third grade and Green Island teaching fourth grade.
Tell us a bit about your life outside of school.
I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends. I also really like going out to eat and shopping for new clothes and decorations for my house.
What is the best advice anyone has given you?
Always live in the moment!
What is your motto or personal mantra?
Always try your best!