Cristina D’Angelo earned her B.S. in Exercise Science from SUNY Buffalo and worked as an Exercise Physiologist in Cardiac Rehabilitation at Buffalo General for 6 years prior to teaching. She received her certification in Biology and Physical Education from St. Bonaventure University and a M.S. in Multidisciplinary Studies at Buffalo State College. Cristina teaches 7th grade Science at Transit Middle School. Early on she attended an intensive study of differentiated instruction at the University of Virginia, which serves as the foundation of her teaching. Cristina provides students with a variety of ways to engage in learning and believes in crafting lessons that meet students’ varied readiness levels. Outside of the classroom, Cristina is on the Wellness Committee, the science curriculum writing team, is a Science Fair Coach and on the Social Emotional Learning Team. She volunteers for school musicals, Community Day, annual fundraisers and especially enjoys teacher versus student events. Cristina is a proud member of NSTA and STANYS as well. In the greater community Cristina is a leader in the Soka Gakkai International Buddhist organization, which promotes peace, culture and education. In the past year since taking multiple science mini-courses her teaching has transformed. Cristina is looking forward to revolutionizing her teaching as she participates in the Master Teacher Program.