George Wolfe

George Wolfe

Wilson Magnet High School
Rochester, New York
Total years as a classroom teacher: 30

“I often use my own life experiences to help my students realize that
life is indeed a journey and not a destination.” – George Wolfe

George’s goal is to reach young people, to help them grow up, and to teach them about the excitement of learning science.

He measures success by the number of lives he can touch, the amount
of help he can give, and the differences he can make for people.

“He is so enthusiastic; not only about teaching the curriculum, but
also about teaching his students values that would help them grow up as
successful individuals .” –Marie E. Zettek, Former Student

“George Wolfe prepares lessons that are aimed at gaining the interest
and maximizing the involvement of hi sstudents. Activities are created
to be learning experiences that stimulate inquiry, creativity, and
discovery; the lessons he plans for his students reflect his interest in
motivating them to learn and achieve high academic excellence.” —
Deasure A. Matthew, Program Administrator, Wilson Magnet High School

Education

1975-80

New York State Teacher Certification, State University of New York-Geneseo

1970-74

Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences, State University of New York-Brockport

Teaching Experience

1984- present

Biology, Marine Biology, AP Biology, Research in the Biological
Sciences, and Integrated Physical Sciences, Rochester City Schools,
Rochester, New York

1982-84

Physics, Biology, and Marine Biology, Caledonia-Mumford Schools, Caledonia, New York

1976-82

Biology, Marine Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, and French, Keshequa Central Schools, Nunda, New York

1975-76

Biology, Rush-Henrietta Schools, Henrietta, New York

1974-75

Biology, Chemistry, English, and Political Economics, U.S. Peace Corps, Zaire, Africa

Special Recognition

2002

Radio Shack National Science Teaching Award

2002

Proclamation by the Monroe County Legislature

2001

State University of New York at Brockport Alumni Award for Outstanding Community Service

2001

Shell Science Teaching “National Science Teacher of the Year” Award

2000

State University of New York at Brockport Alumnus Convocation Address

2000

Amherst College Zebediah Swift Excellence in Teaching Award

1999

University of Rochester Excellence in Secondary School Teaching

1999

Charter One Bank Career Achievement Award

1998

Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching

1995, 1987

Wilson High School Teacher of the Year

1992

Tufts University National Teacher of the Year

1992

Kodak 21st Century/RCSD Science Teaching Award

1991

Wilson High School Teacher of Excellence

1990

National Association of Biology Teachers – New York State Outstanding Biology Teacher

1986

Ball State University “Honors Seminar in Genetics and Bioethics”

1985

Clarkson University “Honors Program for Biology Teachers”

1985

University of Rochester “Honors Program for Biology Teachers”

1984

Clarkson University “Honors Program for Physics Teachers”