Leading into and through the start of the 2023-24 school year for students, we are featuring new teachers and staff at Herkimer Central School District in the “Spotlight.” Today, the Spotlight is on Alyson Ratcliffe, who joins the district as a fourth grade teacher.
Spotlight on: Alyson Ratcliffe
Fourth Grade Teacher
Q. What date did you start in the new role?
A. Aug. 17, 2023.
Q. What is your background experience that led to this position?
A. This is my first year teaching!
Q. What makes you excited about working in your new role at Herkimer CSD?
A. I’m excited to meet new faces and have a fun year with my new students!
Q. When did you first know you wanted to become a teacher and what made you feel that way?
A. I have always wanted to work with children, and teaching allows me to use my qualities to give my best to my students.
Q. What do you think makes Herkimer CSD special?
A. Herkimer has immediately felt like a welcoming and positive environment that I am so excited to be a part of.