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Jeff Peneston

Camp Talooli is proud of its Program Director Jeff Peneston who is the 2011 New York State Teacher of the Year.

Jeff Peneston, the 41st New York State Teacher of the Year, is a high school earth science teacher at Liverpool High School in Liverpool, near Syracuse.  Jeff has taught both academic and honors classes and has collaborated on the Earth Science Symposium, an honors requirement. Known for facilitating student success, he has developed a variety of field experiences designed to enhance student learning via hands-on science exploration.

Jeff has motivated students to take part in science research and competitions and several of his pupils have won significant awards.  Jeff was honored by the President along with the other state teachers of the year in May of 2011.

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