Jeffrey Welton earned his BS in Public Communication and a MS in Creative Studies and Change Leadership at Buffalo State College. After seven years of teaching at Bryant & Stratton College and ITT he earned his MAT in math education in 2008 from SUNY Empire State. He currently teaches 7th and 8th grade mathematics at Harvey Austin School #97 in Buffalo. In 2010 he participated in Honeywell’s Space Academy for Educators. He is a member of the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State, the New York State Math Association of Two Year Colleges and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. After school he coaches a FIRST FLL Robotics team and commands simulated space missions at the Challenger Learning Center of Lockport. Since 2006 he has coordinated the Western New York Middle School Science Bowl and serves as a judge for the Buffalo Area Junior Solar Sprint. As a Master Teacher, he is excited to gain new ideas and strategies to help all students succeed.