# About Steam Coaches

**Math/STEAM Coaches help the teachers and students better understand Common Core Mathematics and Science/Engineering at the Elementary Level. **

**We help bring meaning to math instruction and help explain the why behind the math the students are learning! **

Michelle Pollack started her teaching career in Nanuet UFSD as a 7th grade math teacher. She also taught 6th grade mathematics and ELA during her time there. She is certified in elementary education, grades preK - 6 and mathematics education grades 7-12 with a Masters of Arts in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College. In 2012 she became a math coach and AIS math teacher in Pine Bush CSD. In 2017 she became a Math Coach and Steam Coach for the District.

Mariann Bott started her teaching career in Highland Falls, NY as a K-1 teacher. She also taught in Goshen as a K,1,2,multi age teacher. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Education with a Minor in Science from NewPaltz. Her Masters in Special Ed was earned from CCNY. She has been teaching in Pine Bush since 2004 as a Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade teacher. in 2018 she became a Math Coach and Steam Coach for the district.

Michelle Pollack - (K-6 District - Wide)

Mariann Bott - (Pre K - 5 District - Wide)

**Contact Information**

**Michelle Pollack: michelle.pollack@pinebushschools.org**

**Mariann Bott: Mariann.bott@pinebushschools.org**