Debate and Current Events Teacher (2017-present) Writing Composition Specialist (2017-present) Chesterton Academy of Buffalo www.buffalochestertonacademy.org
I have a passion for authentic assessment, and I love coming up with innovative ways for students to learn. I believe that if students are granted a level of autonomy in the educational process, they will be free to learn within an environment where they are able to apply their own unique gifts and talents to the subject matter. It is my belief and experience that this increases information retention, develops leadership skills and team building techniques, and allows students to enjoy the assessment process.
Nominated for Outstanding Graduate Thesis (2017-2018) "'I Am the Handmaid of the Lord': The Spiritual Development of Mary Ward Amidst English Catholic Clerical Crisis, 1585-1630" Link to text: http://digitalcommons.buffalostate.edu/history_theses/43/; Edward O. Smith Scholarship Award (2013) Excellence in British History; Donald & Barbara Leopard Memorial Scholarship Award (2011) Excellence in European History; All College Honors Award (2011) Awarded for maintaining a GPA above 3.5
Master of Arts, History (2017) State University of New York College at Buffalo; Bachelor of Arts, History (2012) Minors in Political Science & Art History Cum Laude State University of New York College at Buffalo
Mrs. Alyson Borowczyk is a 2012 graduate of Buffalo State College, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree (cum laude) in History, with a minors in Political Science and Art History. During her undergraduate work, Mrs. Borowczyk earned several departmental and institutionally-granted awards and scholarships, including the All College Honors Award and the Donald & Barbara J. Leopard Scholarship for Excellence in the Field of European History. She was also an active member of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society, and in 2011, her paper entitled "From Hopelessness to Action: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943" was chosen to be presented at the annual Phi Alpha Theta Northeastern Regional Conference in Grove City, Pennsylvania. Lastly, Mrs. Borowczyk's undergraduate work fostered an interest and appreciation for secondary and post-secondary education. As a member of Phi Alpha Theta, she tutored students in History and edited and critiqued student papers. She also conducted her undergraduate internship at Lackawanna High School in the English as a Second Language department in 2011. Mrs. Borowczyk completed her Master's Degree in History at Buffalo State College in 2017. Her thesis entitled, "'I Am the Handmaid of the Lord': The Spiritual Development of Mary Ward Amidst English Catholic Clerical Crisis, 1585-1630" was nominated for Outstanding Graduate Thesis. During her graduate work, she was awarded the Edward O. Smith Scholarship for Excellence in British History. Mrs. Borowczyk is currently the Debate and Current Events Teacher and Writing Composition Specialist at Chesterton Academy of Buffalo. She also serves as the Director of Donor Relationships at The Station of the Cross Catholic Radio Network. She thoroughly enjoys sharing her passion for writing with her students.