July 30, 2012 | College of Staten Island
Katherine Stone graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Teacher Education Honors Academy (TEHA) with a BA in Mathematics. While at CSI, she racked up an impressive list of accomplishments, including the Sherry Blackman Award for Mathematics, she was a Noyce Scholar and a Harcourt Fellow, and she was a finalist for 2012 Valedictorian.
Stone also had the chance to experience a number of exciting educational opportunities, such as serving as an intern in six different public schools on Staten Island, as a result of the TEHA; student teaching at the CSI High School for International Studies; performing research on election fraud in various countries; assisting various Mathematics faculty members in their research through her Harcourt Fellowship; and, last Winter Session, putting the teaching skills that she acquired through the TEHA to the test in the Galapagos Islands, in a K-through-12 bilingual school.
Stone also appreciates her time in the TEHA. “I could not have asked for a better experience here at CSI. The Teacher Academy not only allowed me to concentrate solely on my studies, since I have now left the undergraduate program debt free, but it has also provided me with all of the essential skills needed to start teaching in September. Through the internships, classes, and guidance of Dr. Jane Coffee and Mrs. Marianne Orla [the Director and Advisor to the TEHA, respectively], I feel fully prepared to walk into a classroom and enrich the minds of young people.
Currently, Stone is enrolled in the Adolescent Education Mathematics Graduate Program at CSI. After she finishes the Program, she plans to enroll in the CUNY Graduate Center to pursue a PhD in Mathematics.