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Teacher of Science and Math - Over 15 Years Experience - New York State Certified

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 Maureen A. Milligan

59 Winspear Avenue  Buffalo, NY 14214  Telephone: (716) 310-5885  Email: mmilligan@tutorialsolutions.com


Degree/Certification Programs:

Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY

Master of Science in Chemistry and Secondary Science Education; GPA 3.9; December 1999  [link to diploma] 209K

University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Certification Program in Secondary Science and Math Education; GPA 4.0; May 1986

NYS Certification in Secondary "Chemistry and General Science 7-12" [link to certification] 225K

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry; GPA 3.0; May 1986 [link to diploma] 1691K

Additional Programs:

Universidad Autonoma "Benito Juarez" de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico

Spanish Study, March 1991

Four-week intensive language program in Spanish

State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY

Undergraduate work in Chemistry, September 1981- May 1982

Teaching Experience

Tutorial Solutions, Buffalo, NY

Owner; Private Tutor; September 1999 - present

Math and science, secondary and college levels; including SAT and other standardized testing preparation


Buffalo Board of Education, Buffalo, NY

Substitute Teacher; all grades and subjects, September 2005 - present


Young Audiences of Western New York, Buffalo, NY

 Teacher; Art & Technology Residency @ Boys & Girls Clubs, September 1999 – present


Buffalo Board of Education, Bennett High School, Buffalo, NY

Classroom Teacher; Earth Science, Earth Science Lab, Living Environment Lab, September 2003-June 2005

Buffalo Board of Education, Native American Magnet School #19, Buffalo, NY

Classroom Teacher; 7th & 8th Grade Science, September 1998-June 1999

Tutorial Services, Houston, TX

Private Tutor; February 1993- December 1994

Math and science, secondary and college levels; included SAT and other standardized testing preparation

Child and Family Learning Center, Jacksonville, NC

Tutor; February 1992- December 1992

All subjects; focused on math and science; primary; secondary, and college levels; included a "before school" science program for Jacksonville Public Schools, SAT and other standardized testing preparation
[link to NC effective teaching course certificate] 332K

Gowanda Central School District, Gowanda, NY

Tutor of Math and Science, May 1991- January 1992

Individual science and math instruction of special needs students

Substitute Teacher; September 1990- January 1992

All levels and subjects, emphasis on math and science

Rochester City School District, Rochester, NY

Substitute Teacher; June 1986- November 1989

All levels and subjects; emphasis on math, science, and special education

RIT Pre-Freshman Engineering Program (PREP), Rochester, NY

Coordinator/Counselor/Teacher, July 1986- December 1989

Summer science enrichment program for middle school students; assisted in development of the pilot, on-campus, summer program and enrichment programs for the participants throughout the school year

School Without Walls, Rochester City School District, Rochester, NY

Student Teacher; Secondary Science; September 1985- May 1986

Designed and taught a "Science and Ethics" class; assisted Mentor Teacher in developing and teaching an integrated science and language arts class

Professional Chemistry Experience

Fujisawa USA, Inc., Grand Island, NY

Associate Scientist, March 1995- June 1998

Analytical handling, receiving; sampling; and testing of raw materials, in-process, and finished goods for the Quality Control department of a pharmaceutical production plant. All aspects of United States Pharmacopeia (USP) analytical testing: organic and wet chemistry; HPLC; GC; AA; UV/Vis; IR; FTIR; and many other methods of testing for potency and impurities; training of other analysts; SOP drafting and revision; instrumentation troubleshooting; and testing schedule organization

Bioassay Laboratory, Inc., Houston, TX

R&D Chemist, January 1994- February 1995

HPLC and GC method development, method validation, instrumentation troubleshooting, procedure and result record keeping

Health and Safety Officer, July 1993- February 1995

Compiled, organized and updated MSDS information, developed and wrote Health and Safety Program for the laboratory, cataloged and kept inventory of the chemicals in the facility, and alerted the management to any potential Health or Safety hazards in the laboratory

Chemist, February 1993- January 1994

Wet chemistry, liquid-liquid, solid phase extraction and protein precipitation of organic compounds from biological material, HPLC analysis

Pennwalt Pharmaceutical Corporation, Rochester, NY

Laboratory Technician, December 1984- March 1985, May 1985- September 1985

Assisted in the organic synthesis of peptides and subsequent HPLC analysis in a research laboratory

Rochester Gas and Electric, Chem/Environmental Laboratory, Rochester, NY

Laboratory Technician, December 1983- March 1984

Assisted in the collection, preparation and analysis of water, coal, oil and gas samples

Other Professional Experience

Hunter James Kelly Research Institute, University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Research Foundation of SUNY, Buffalo, NY


Research Administrator; October 2010 - present


Buffalo State College, Research Foundation of SUNY, Buffalo, NY

Project Coordinator; Buffalo Science Teachers’ Network (formerly PD3P); September 2002– September 2009

Coordinate all aspects of this Teacher/Leader Quality Partnership (TLQP) professional development grant, through the Department of Earth Sciences and Science Education



Project Assistant; Professional Development District Demonstration Project (PD3P);

February 2000 – August 2002

Administer the activities, budget, and all functions of the Professional Development grant, through the Department of Earth Sciences and Science Education


Skills & Other Interests

  • Computers:

Word, Word Perfect; Excel; Lotus 1-2-3; PowerPoint; Access; dBase; Corel Draw; Netscape; HP ChemStation; DOS; Windows (3.1, 95, NT 4.0, XP); and Apple operating systems


  • Languages:

Working knowledge of Spanish (written and spoken); studied German; American Sign Language (ASL); Spanish and Latin; familiarity with the Chinese written language


  • Instrumentation:

Gas Chromatographic systems; HPLC Auto Injectors; UV-VIS; Refractive Index and Fluorescence Detectors; Data Recorders/Integrators; Data Capture Computer Systems; HPLC Pumps; Infrared, FTIR, and UV/Vis Spectrophotometers


  • Memberships:

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); American Federation of Teachers (AFT); New York State United Teachers (NYSUT)


  • Travel:

Mexico; Belize; Japan; South Korea; Taiwan; Hong Kong; the People's Republic of China; Macao; West Germany; Austria; Cuba; and Turkey


  • Community:

Winspear Avenue Block Club president; University Heights Problem Properties Task Force; University of Buffalo Police Chief Selection Committee; University of Buffalo Community Relations Advisory Council; New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) supporter; Citizen Action of Western New York; Annual Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk participant; Urban Roots owner-member


  • Physical Fitness:

Running; swimming; riding bike; and participate in athletic events that raise funds for charity, such as the bike-a-thon for the Blind Association of Western New York, the Vietnam Veterans Scholarship Run in Buffalo, NY, the Sheltering Arms Thanksgiving Run to Grandma's in Houston, TX, the Delaware YMCA Turkey Trot in Buffalo, NY, and the Big Sur International Marathon, Carmel, CA.


References Available Upon Request