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93 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine EDUCATION 2013. Subsequently, she earned an MA in special education from Manhattanville College in 2018. She is also certified in CPR and first aid. At the inception of her career, Ms. Kellner worked in a school for autistic children from ages 3 to 21. In 2012, she served as a prekindergarten teacher for the Montessori Charter School until 2014. Since departing from that role, she has been a physical education teacher and coach for P.S. 36X Unionport with the New York City Department of Education. Likewise, she has taught at the Bronx Science High School. Throughout her career, Ms. Kellner is especially proud of starting the first basketball team at the elementary school, which she built from the ground up. She has since put together an entire league of student players. Currently active with the PBIS Committee, Ms. Kellner attributes her success to her perseverance through obstacles, the support she receives from friends and family, and the teachers who have mentored her over the years. Although her career has been filled with highlights, she finds the most rewarding aspect of her vocation to be watching the lights go on within her students’ mind when they understand a new skill or strategy. She has also enjoyed watching her students find a love for a sport. When asked of advice to give to aspiring educators, Ms. Kellner emphasizes the importance of pushing forward despite the hurdles that may come their way. She notes that education is a rewarding career path despite how tough the profession may seem. Looking forward, she intends to continue teaching and begin new programs, as well as advance to head of the physical education department. In addition, she would enjoy becoming a union representative to better represent the other teachers in her school. From a xyoung age, Katherine Kellner desired to teach children about the benefits of sports and how to learn new skills. Combining her love for children and her passion for sports, she decided to delve into the education sector, and received a BS in physical education from the State University of New York at Brockport in KATHERINE KELLNER PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER, COACH P.S. 36X Unionport, New York City Department of Education Nyack, NY