• Marcy Gamzon



    Permanent certification, English, 1996

    BFA, Carnegie-Mellon University

    Masters, 39 hours, Brockport, English Literature

    MA, University of  Rochester, English Literature

    Ph.D. candidacy University of Rochester, English Literature

    12 hours, education courses, Nazareth College

    Advanced Placement Institute, English Literature and Language, summers 2004, 2008

    Pacesetter Training, College Board

    Harvard Project Zero course---Teaching for Understanding

    Chaperone, workshop participant, New England Young Writers Conference, Bread Loaf, 2003, 2006, 2009

    Fellow, National Writing Project, Genesee Valley Writing Project, 2008-


    RCSD Teacher 1987-present, 8 years, Drama, School of the Arts, grades 7-12,; 15 years, Creative Writing, School of the Arts, grades 7-12;  taught English 11th grade Honors (3 years), AP English Language (4 years)

    • Curriculum development for Drama and Creative Writing departments
    • Nominated for Who�s Who�s in American Teaching several times
    • Team Liaison, Creative Writing
    • School Based Planning Team, 6 terms, 12 years
    • Natural Helpers
    • Faculty advisor, Masterminds, 17 years
    • Faculty advisor, Speech and Debate, 17 years
    • Faculty advisor,  Sotacrat and Chronicle, school newspaper, 10 years--the newspaper won 2nd place for General Excellence as a high school newspaper in New York State, 2003, from NY Press Association
    • Co-Editor, RTA, The Rochester Teacher, 2004-present
    • Director of school productions (27 productions, including Big River and Ragtime, which both won Outstanding Production in Stars of Tomorrow)
    • Writers and Books, 2003 Literary Award--Teacher of Writing for Young People
    • Ch. 10 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in teaching, 2008
    • Winner, 5 years, Teacher Award ($500), Orrin T. Shapiro Creative Writing contest
    • Active in community theatre as a director, adjudicator, and panelist (see professional resume)
    • Cooperating Teacher: worked over the years as mentor/cooperating teacher with 11 student teachers from the University of Rochester Warner School of Education
    • Attendance at all Parent/Teacher conferences---maintain contact with parents as appropriate to student needs and expectations
    • Students have participated and won awards in national, regional, and local writing contests such as NFAA, Scholastic, Reflections, Bennington College, Emerson College, Gannon University, Princeton University, Hollins College, Goucher University, Alfred University, Sokol writing contest, Penfield Public Library, etc.