Company: Bronx High School for Medical Science
Location: Yonkers, New York, United States
Nadine Y. Blackwood, B.S., M.Ed., Teacher at Bronx High School for Medical Science, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in mathematics education.
After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in actuarial science from St. John’s University Manhattan Campus, formerly known as the College of Insurance. Ms. Blackwood continued her education with a Master of Education in mathematics education. Since 2013, she has provided superior education as a mathematics teacher with Bronx High School for Medical Science, specializing in algebra, calculus, pre-calculus and geometry.
Ms. Blackwood’s professional memberships include the National Council of Teachers in Mathematics and the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State. In addition, she has been honored with a College Life Leadership Award, Wall Street Journal Achievement Award and Building A Better Community Award. Deeply involved in assisting her community, Ms. Blackwood’s volunteer work is extensive: she serves as a volunteer mentor with the Pathfinder Group for youth 10 to 16 years old; youth ministry with the Adventist Church; a volunteer teacher with New York City Department of Education’s “Algebra for All”; and president of the Home and School Association in Northeastern Academy, a Seventh-Day Adventist school.
Ms. Blackwood attributes her success to her upbringing on the island of Jamaica. She came from a family of teachers, but they encouraged her to try other professions. She tried to explore a career in science, but she developed an allergic reaction to chemicals. Ms. Blackwood thereupon studied actuarial science and later decided to pursue her passion for teaching. She considers having the courage to shift careers then go back to school to earn her master’s degree to be her career highlight.
In the future, Ms. Blackwood would like to return to school to earn her master’s in leadership and work on her school administrator and district license. She looks forward to contributing to education whether in the United States or overseas. She would also like to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy in education.
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