May 21, 2018
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
Mount grad Zackary Francese of Chester, N.Y. was mentored by his cooperating teacher, David Mossey ’93 MSE ’95 during his student teaching experience at Valley Central Middle School in Montgomery, N.Y. in 2014. On Saturday, May 19, Francese was one of 581 graduates at Mount Saint Mary College’s 55th annual Commencement on Saturday, May 19. He earned a master of science in education.
Four years ago, Mount Saint Mary College student Zackary Francese of Chester, N.Y. was enjoying his first largescale experience in the teaching profession under the wing of his cooperating teacher, David Mossey ’93 MSE ’95, at Valley Central Middle School in Montgomery, N.Y.
On Saturday, May 19, Francese was one of 581 graduates to receive degrees at Mount Saint Mary College’s 55th annual Commencement. Almost four years to the day of earning a bachelor of arts from the Mount, Francese proudly accepted a master of science in education.
While those warm spring days spent teaching English in Mossey’s classroom are just a pleasant memory, Francese has used that experience as the foundation for his education career. He is currently a middle school English/special education teacher at Orange-Ulster BOCES in Goshen, N.Y.
Four years ago, Mossey noted that Francese “has worked really hard from the beginning. He’s been wonderfully prepared.”
Two degrees later and in a classroom of his own, the same holds true.