Carly Reiter

Science Teacher, STEAM Coordinator

B.S., Zoology, University of Florida

M.S., Science Education, City University of New York – Lehman College

Carly teaches a combination of science, engineering, and statistics in the 5th, 7th, and 8th grades.  Carly came to SGS via New York City public schools and Lakeside School. In addition to teaching, Carly also coordinates SGS’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) efforts and serves as co-chair of the Curriculum Council. She holds a Bachelors degree in Zoology from the University of Florida and a Masters in Science Teaching from the City University of New York. When not teaching Carly can be found searching out adventure in its many different forms, fixing up a new-to-her sailboat, and spoiling her two furry children.

In addition to  teaching 7th and 8th grade science and serving as our STEAM Coordinator, Carly serves on the Curriculum Council and is the NWAIS Self-Study Coordinator for SGS.

Why do I love middle school? Middle schoolers are a goofy and awkward bunch — and I love them for that. I also appreciate middle school kids for their willingness to laugh, their natural curiosity, and their exuberance for all things science. I especially like teaching science to middle school girls because I can provide them with opportunities for traditionally “un-girly” experiences like (safely) setting things on fire, using power tools, and engrossing themselves in an array of slimy and stinky stuff. In a single-gender middle school science classroom, the girls have to be the ones to take all of the chances because there are no boys to defer to like they often do in mixed-gender classrooms. Not at SGS!

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