Cameron Cassidy Bio
After graduating from Franklin & Marshall College, Cameron began his teaching career in 2004 through the New York City Teaching Fellows program and received his M.S. in Teaching at Pace University. After three years of teaching at ACORN High School for Social Justice in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, he took a step back from the classroom to mentor new teachers in the Math for America fellowship as a New Teacher Advisor. In 2009, he returned to teaching at Gotham Professional Arts Academy, a small project-based school also in Bedford-Stuyvesant where he worked closely with the math department to develop hands-on and inquiry-based projects to spark his students’ curiosity in math and science. In 2012, he obtained a partnership with NYU-Poly’s Applying Mechatronics to Promote Science through the Central Brooklyn STEM Initiative, allowing him to work with a graduate student in Electrical Engineering to develop labs and demonstrations using Robotics in the classroom, as well as create a Robotics club to compete in the citywide First Tech Challenge Robotics competition. In both 2009, 2013, and 2017, he was awarded a four-year Master Teacher fellowship with Math for America, and in 2012 he was awarded the Sloan Award for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics and Science through the Fund for the City of New York and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. When not teaching, Cameron enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter Adeline, and son Cullen, cooking and trying out new recipes, and training for marathons.