Miranda Ferris (left) and Nakeesta Langton (right) at the NAEYC conference in Verona.
Miranda Ferris (left) and Nakeesta Langton (right) at the NAEYC conference in Verona.

Eighteen SUNY Broome students recently attended the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s annual conference at Turning Stone Resort in Verona. They included Early Childhood Education majors and officers from the Broome Educators of Children Association, a student-led organization for future teachers and childcare professionals.  

Participating students attended presentations on a variety of professional development topics.  

Three students — Maya Innarella, Nakeesta Langton and Miranda Ferris – participated in a poster presentation, alongside students from four-year schools and even graduate programs, noted Instructor Christine Duffy-Webb, who accompanied the students on the trip. 

Maya’s presentation focused on “Fitness for our future,” drawing on her personal interests. Nakeesta and Miranda’s presentation, “Characteristics of an excellent teacher with the help of Ron Clark,” was inspired by an author they read in Professor Lenny Grozier’s class. 

“I’m really proud of them,” Duffy-Webb said. 

Learn more about Early Childhood Education at SUNY Broome. 

Maya Innarella at the NYAEC conference in Verona
Maya Innarella at the NYAEC conference in Verona