We remember former President of NYSATE Marcia Swiatek, a mother, grandmother, friend, and lifelong educator who dedicated herself, her knowledge and her expertise to the teaching and teacher education profession, to ATE and to NYSATE. Marcia was an extremely active member of ATE, serving on several standing committees, representing New York as a delegate, and serving as a member or leader on numerous conference planning committees, as well as past President of the New York State ATE in 1990-91. Marcia was active in ATE and found ways to reach new members to show them how to become effective ATE volunteers.
Marcia began her career as an elementary school teacher in the Lancaster, NY school district, where she taught for several decades before retiring. After she retired from public school teaching, she decided she had more to share and started as an adjunct professor before moving into a full-time clinical professor position at Medaille College. She shared her years of knowledge and experience of teaching by training future teachers and continued as an active advocate for education and what she felt was fair and right in society for children and families.