Math teacher named Educator of the Year at Lyndonville

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 July 2019 at 2:26 pm

Provided photo: Jeff Qamoos, a high school math teacher at Lyndonville, is congratulated by Jason Smith, the district superintendent, when Qamoos was named Educator of the Year last month.

LYNDONVILLE – A Lyndonville math teacher who has utilized technology in the classroom and helped students connect coursework to real life has been named the district’s Educator of the Year.

Jeff Qamoos was recognized during last month’s Board of Education meeting.

“He is incredibly innovative,” said Dr. Aaron Slack, the middle-high school principal. “He utilizes coding and basic programming to illustrate algebraic concepts to students.”

Qamoos also leads robotics and STEM learning projects at school. He has been a leader in using computers in the classroom and helps other teachers with the digital conversion, Slack said.

Qamoos has a hands-on approach to working with students and helps them make practical connections with math, so it doesn’t just feel like abstract concepts, Slack said.

“He really engages leaners with math,” Slack said.

Qamoos uses Google Classroom and Khan Academy as online tools to engage and educate students, Slack said.

Qamoos currently is working for the district in a summer enrichment program for sixth through eighth grade.

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