Green Island Union Free School District
Sodelys Hilario Gonzalez joined Green Island for the start of the 2021-22 school year after launching her teaching career in a small Adirondack Mountain community school district.
A 2019 graduate of SUNY Potsdam with a degree in early childhood/childhood education, she earned her master’s degree just a year later in special education from the state institution.
She serves as a grades K-6 special education teacher in Green Island where she enjoys the energy her students bring to education and the impact she can have on their lives.
“I enjoy the positive energy and the ability to help my students succeed not only academically, but also socially and personally,” she said.
Gonzalez said she enjoys “being back in the classroom with students and doing fun, hands-on activities.”
When not teaching at Heatly, Gonzalez said she is enjoying learning more about the region and getting to know the community.