Dr. Drey Martone, an associate professor of teacher education, had a new role at the 2019 commencement ceremony: graduate.
Martone pursued an Advanced Certificate in Special Education, grades 1 to 6, while teaching her full course load and balancing other academic responsibilities. The pursuit of the certificate, and the student teaching that came along with it, was to better grasp how to support elementary school students with diagnosed and undiagnosed challenges.
“I enjoy teaching, and I enjoy research very much,” said Martone, who has a doctorate in education and more than 20 years of teaching under her belt, along with an extensive vitae of fieldwork, published papers, and conference presentations. “But my goal is to get my Saint Rose students and myself as close as possible to where the actual learning happens. I want to infuse my teaching with what I learn from elementary students.”