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Indian Lake Central welcomes Emily Stephan as new science teacher

Emily Stephan, new science teacher at Indian Lake Central School

Emily Stephan, new science teacher at Indian Lake Central School Photo by Bill Quinlivan.

— The Indian Lake Central School Board and the Indian Lake community are extending a warm welcome to Emily Stephan as its new science teacher.

Stephan teaches sixth- and seventh-grade science, earth science, environmental science and general science. Originally from Waterloo, N.Y. in the Finger Lakes area, she is a graduate of SUNY Potsdam with a master’s degree in education and a bachelor’s degree in geology, minoring in biology.

During college, Stephan took part in a research project that studied coastal rock formations in the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nova Scotia.

“It was when I was presenting my research, that I realized that teaching was the field I would like to go into,” she said. “Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always had a passion for science. Here at Indian Lake, I really enjoy working with students. I am driven by the goals of helping students gain a better understanding and appreciation for science, while relating the content to their everyday lives.”

Stephan enjoys the outdoors and spends her free time fishing, hiking and bike riding,

“Living in the Adirondacks is certainly different than what I’m used to, but I am really enjoying it here,” she said.

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