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Joyce Johnson Valenti ’77

Joyce Johnson ValentiDuring her three decades as an outstanding educator, Joyce Johnson Valenti ’77 has been honored as the New York State Teacher of the Year and inducted into the New York State Academy of Teaching and Learning.

She has played a pivotal role in designing the state’s science curriculum. Valenti served as a core writer for the New York State Commencement Level Regents Living Environment Curriculum and has worked with the New York State Biology Chemistry Professional Development Network to train biology teachers in designing curriculum, instruction and assessment.

A member and presenter in the Cornell Institute of Biology Teachers, Valenti graduated summa cum laude from SUNY Cortland with a bachelor’s degree in biology.