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Corinth Corner

The Corinth Corner is a staff recognition web series that began in the fall of 2018.

Throughout the year, the Corinth Corner series will highlight those in our district who help our students reach their fullest potential. It is a chance for the Corinth community to get to know our teachers, administrators, and staff on a more personal level. 

Lynne Jenkins - January 2019

Mrs. Lynne Jenkins is in her thirteenth year of working in the Corinth Central School District as a school counselor and director of guidance. She currently works in the Oak Street campus counseling office. Mrs. Jenkins previously worked for eight years as a school counselor in the Granville Central School District, for three years as a school counselor and director of guidance in North Warren Central School District, and for a year as CSE chair and 504 coordinator for Argyle Central School District.

Mrs. Jenkins grew up in Chestertown, NY and graduated from North Warren Central School District.  She earned a bachelor's degree in sociology/philosophy from Siena College. Additionally, she earned a master's degree in education and a CAS in school counseling from SUNY Plattsburgh.

Learn more about Mrs. Jenkins: 

  1. What do you like most about working in the Corinth Central District?
    The community as a whole is so supportive.  Especially in times of crisis or need, everyone pulls together. I have worked in other communities and I really feel this is a unique and special part of Corinth which I have never taken for granted.
  2. What do you like best about being a School Counselor?
    It is different every day! We have an opportunity to work with students on so many different levels. It is such an incredible privilege to work with students and their families as they plan for the next step in their lives.
  3. What is your favorite event that happens at Corinth?
    Most recently I would say, being involved in “Hoops for the Holidays” and being able to assist with bringing some holiday joy to our older students.
  4. What is your favorite memory from your time in Corinth?
    I don’t think I can select just one, each year there seems to be something or someone that leaves me in awe and proud to be part of Corinth.
  5. What made you want become a School Counselor?
    I always thought I wanted to be a lawyer, right up until my senior year of college when I started to have second thoughts.  I decided to take a year off before going to law school. During that year, I had the opportunity to coach modified Field Hockey and Basketball at Fort Ann CSD, I loved it!  I especially enjoyed talking with the girls on the bus and learning about their lives and their goals. I knew I wanted to work in education and school counseling seemed to be the perfect fit.
  6. When you were in high school, what did you want to be when you "grew up?"
    I always thought I wanted to be a lawyer...my school counselor thought I should be an underwater welder...neither one of us ended up being right!
  7. What is the most unusual job you've ever had?
    I don’t know if any of them are really unusual but, I worked at an ice cream counter in Bolton Landing, sold tickets at the Lake George Steamboat Co. and worked as an insurance agent, before becoming a school counselor.
  8. What would co-workers and students be surprised to know about you?
    As a child I lived in Huntington Beach, CA until moving back to the area just before starting school.
  9. If you could doing something else, what would it be and why?
    I still have an interest in law and could see myself working as a law guardian for young people.
  10. What do you like to do in your free time?
    I enjoy spending time with my family and pups, Jack and Shea. We like to boat on Schroon Lake in the summer, ski in the winter when we can, and travel together.
  11. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
    Ireland has always been on my bucket list. I would love to visit the area my family is from and it  seems like such a beautiful country.
  12. If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?
    The counselors recently discussed what we would do if we won Mega Millions and we would love to buy the ‘main street building” and turn it into a multi-purpose youth center!
  13. What are the top three items on your "bucket list?"
    I want to learn to play pickleball, coach again, and of course visit Ireland.
  14. What are you currently reading/listening to/watching?
    I just started reading the book, Becoming by Michelle Obama, it was a Christmas gift from my son. I am also a huge “Law and Order” fan.
  15. What are your favorite sports teams?
    To name just a few….the Tomahawks, Giants, Mets, The Marshall Thundering Herd and the Kentucky Wildcats!

Hillary Haskell - December 2018

Ms. Hillary Haskell is in her twenty-first year of working in the Corinth Central School District, where she currently acts as athletic director and teaches middle school physical education. Ms. Haskell is also coaching field hockey for the 2018-19 school year and has coached many other sports during her time in Corinth.

Ms. Haskell currently resides in Queensbury, however, she grew up in Athol, NY and graduated from Warrensburg Central School District. She earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Castleton University, formerly known as Castleton State College, in Vermont. Additionally, she earned her master's degree in general education from St. Joseph's College.

Learn some fun facts about Ms. Haskell below:

  1. What do you like most about working in the Corinth Central District?
    Most definitely having the opportunity to work  with a wonderful group of students, faculty and staff.
  2.  What do you like best about being an Athletic Director?
    I like the opportunity to work directly with our coaching staff to try improve upon our athletic programs.
  3. What is your favorite event that happens at Corinth?
    It is a toss up between the Hoops of the Holidays event in which we raise money for family in needs and our Unified basketball team.
  4. What is your favorite memory from your time in Corinth?
    Not my favorite but my most memorable was returning to school in May of 2018 after a Cancer diagnosis and the way the entire staff welcomed me back and made feel so loved and appreciated. I was terrified to return to school but the students all surprised me in the cafeteria wearing their baseball hats and all was good.
  5. What made you want become an Athletic Director?
    I never had this position in mind, it was a position that was left vacant when Jeff Higgins left. I took the position over in March of 2014 to help get us through the school year. 
  6. When you were in high school, what did you want to be when you "grew up?"
    A physical therapist.
  7. What is the most unusual job you've ever had?
    I drove the mail truck at Castleton State College for my work study job to pay for college. 
  8. What would co-workers and students be surprised to know about you?
    I am a bit of a germaphobe.
  9. If you could teach a different subject area, what would it be and why?
    Elementary classroom. I just love the innocence and curiosity of young people.
  10. What do you like to do in your free time?
    Spend quality time with my son, Camden. He is the reason for everything in my world. 
  11. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
    Bora Bora - looks like paradise.
  12. If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?
    Take my entire family on a vacation with no technology.
  13. What are the top three items on your "bucket list?"
    Pay off my student loans, take my son on many more experiences/vacations and SLOW DOWN. 
  14. What are you currently reading/listening to/watching?
    How Lucky You can be by Buster Olney.
  15. What are your favorite sports teams?
    Any Orange and Black team that represents the Tomahawks and the Red Sox.

Jennifer Crave - November 2018

Ms. Jennifer Crave is in her third year as a school counselor and licensed mental health counselor in the Corinth Central School District, where she currently works in the Oak Street campus counseling office. Ms. Crave previously worked as a mental health counselor for an outpatient mental health provider in Albany for nine and a half years.

Ms. Crave currently resides in Niskayuna, however, she grew up in Albany and graduated from Albany High School. Her first three years of undergraduate was spent at Northeastern in Boston and then she transferred to the University of Albany where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology and  a master's degree in school counseling.  Additionally, she earned a degree in mental health counseling from Medaille College.

Learn more about Ms. Crave: 

  1. What do you like most about working in the Corinth Central District?
    I love working with the students and staff! I feel lucky to be able to work with students in both the middle and high school! I also feel very lucky to be able to bring my dog Toby to school with me each day. 
  2. What do you like best about being a school counselor and licensed mental health counselor? 
    I appreciate that my job allows me to really get to know the individuals I work with. I feel lucky to be able to spend time connecting with people and watching them work towards achieving their goals.
  3. What is your favorite event that happens at Corinth?
    I like all of the events that happen in Corinth. This is a close knit community and it is great to see how people work together and support each other.
  4. What is your favorite memory from your time in Corinth?
    I have enjoyed all of my time in Corinth so far! I loved seeing the students who work on the Back Pack program featured on the news - they did an awesome job!
  5. What made you want become a school counselor and licensed mental health counselor?
    Initially I thought I wanted to become a teacher. I completed a year of service through AmeriCorps where I worked with 5th grade students and saw there was a definite need for additional supports in the school. I learned about the different career options in school settings that support students and felt becoming a School Counselor was the job for me! 
  6. When you were in high school, what did you want to be when you "grew up?"
    When I was in high school I wanted to become either a teacher or a nurse.
  7. What is the most unusual job you've ever had?
    I don't think I have had any really unusual jobs....yet!
  8. What would co-workers and students be surprised to know about you?
    I have gone sky-diving! I also have four brothers and three sisters.
  9. What do you like to do in your free time?
    I love to read, run, and spend time with my family. 
  10. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
    I would like to go to Thailand. I'd like to travel there, spend time with some of the elephants and enjoy the food. 
  11. If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?
    I would pay off college loans for myself and my siblings, invest some money and donate to the things I am passionate about. I would also take a nice vacation with my family!
  12. What are the top three items on your "bucket list?"
    I want to volunteer in the Peace Corp after I retire, travel the world, and get a motorcycle (I might need a side car for Toby).
  13. What are you currently reading/listening to/watching?
    I am in a book club and read all the time. Currently, I am reading a spooky novel that was picked for the Halloween time of the year. I listen to NPR on my drive to work every day and then listen to all different podcasts on my drive home. I like listening to all different types of music as well. 
  14. What are your favorite sports teams?
    I am a Red Sox fan. I went to school in Boston during my Undergraduate time so it is hard not to love them when you live there. 
  15. What is your favorite food?
    My all time favorite food is rice! It has been since I was a young kid. I also like chicken marsala...yum!

Craig Falkenbury - October 2018

Mr. Craig Falkenbury is in his seventeenth year as a teaching assistant in the Corinth Central School District, where he currently works in the middle school. Mr. Falkenbury has also coached softball, football, baseball, and basketball for over 26 years in the district. He has coached Varsity Basketball and JV Baseball for the past 9 years.

Mr. Falkenbury resides in Corinth, where he grew up, and graduated from Corinth High School in 1990. He earned an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts Math and Science from SUNY Adirondack.

Learn more about Mr. Falkenbury:

  1. What do you like most about working in the Corinth Central School District?
    There are two things that I really like about working at the Corinth Central School.  The first is that I am lucky to work with such an amazing staff that genuinely care about the kids, and the other is that I work in the school that I graduated from.
  2. What do you like best about teaching?
    The thing that I like best about teaching is being able to make a difference in the lives of all of our students in a positive way.  I also like to see how the students progress from September to June.
  3. What is your favorite event that happens at Corinth?
    I enjoy all of the events that happens in Corinth. It is nice to see how much our community comes together to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.
  4. What is your favorite memory from teaching at Corinth?
    My favorite memory of teaching at Corinth are the five years that I worked with Amy Adams.  We worked with some great kids and I learned a lot from her in how to work with the students.  
  5. Tell us about one of your favorite projects/units of study and why you enjoy sharing this with your students.
    I would say that I really am amazed at how much kids use technology today and how much they know about it.  I enjoy the use of technology because there are so many different ways that it helps our students.
  6. What made you want become a teacher?
    Some of the teachers and coaches that I had made me want to work with kids and get into coaching.  I had some incredible role models to learn from.  I would be remiss if I didn't mention a few of them. Tom Rentz, Bruce Healy, Ron White, Marty Sherman, Richard Bartholomew, Bill Haskell and Carol Bredenko.
  7. Since you teach in many different subject areas, what is your favorite and why?
    I would say Math because I am always working with numbers.
  8. When you were in high school, what did you want to be when you "grew up?
    When I was in High School, I wanted to get into coaching and teaching.
  9. What is the most unusual job you've ever had?
    I would say that I never really had an unusual job.
  10. What would your students be surprised to know about you?
    I collect puzzles.
  11. What do you like to do in your free time?
    In my free time I play golf, but my favorite thing to do is spend time with my family and friends.  
  12. If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?
    I would take care of my family first and my closest friends. I would also get some golf lessons.
  13. What are the top three items on your "bucket list?"
    My top three things on my bucket list are to go a UNC/DUKE game at Chapel Hill, meet Bill Russell and Larry Bird, and to play a round of golf at St. Andrews.
  14. What are you currently reading/listening to/watching?
    I am currently reading a great book called "The Legends Club."  I also listen to 80's music a lot.
  15. What are your favorite sports teams?
    My favorite sports teams are the New York Mets, Boston Celtics, New York Giants, North Carolina Tarheels, and of course the CORINTH TOMAHAWKS!

Lisa Frinton - September 2018

Mrs. Lisa Frinton is in her thirty-second year of teaching in the Corinth Central School District, where she currently teaches second grade. Mrs. Frinton has also taught sixth grade, kindergarten and first grade during her time in Corinth. She also teaches online graduate courses through NYSUT ELT.

Mrs. Frinton grew up in Hadley in Saratoga County where she still lives today. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Cedarville University in Cedarville, OH and a master's degree from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.

Learn more about Mrs. Frinton:

  1. What do you like most about working in the Corinth Central District?
    I love the small town and the feeling of community.  The kids are amazing. I love that I am now teaching former students’ children.
  2. What do you like best about teaching?
    I love that look when a child “gets it”.  You can tell when they have mastered a tough concept.  That smile and sense of pride is such a reward.
  3. What is your favorite event that happens at Corinth?
    I enjoy Flag Day.  I like how we honor our Veterans and community members.  The students have the opportunity to learn Patriotic songs.
  4. What is your favorite memory from teaching at Corinth?
    I try really hard to remember all of my students but I will always remember my first Kindergarten class.  I can still remember all of their names. One of them is one of our newest teachers this year!
  5. Tell us about one of your favorite projects/units of study and why you enjoy sharing this with your students.
    I use Google Classroom with my 2nd graders and introduce them to Web Quest where they can do independent learning and projects.  I love watching how their minds work and how much they have to offer to each other. I learn so much from them.
  6. What made you want become a teacher?
    I don’t ever remember not wanting to be a teacher.  It was always my goal from the time I was very little.  I drove my siblings crazy because I was always “playing school.”
  7. If you could teach a different subject area, what would it be and why?
    I wouldn’t want to change what I am doing.
  8. When you were in high school, what did you want to be when you "grew up?
    Always a teacher.
  9. What is the most unusual job you've ever had?
    The only other job that I have had besides teaching is working in a corner grocery store (a family business) making subs and salads.
  10. What would your students be surprised to know about you?
    I have taken a flight in a hot air balloon. Twice.
  11. What do you like to do in your free time?
    I love boating and camping with my family.  I also like to read and scrapbook.
  12. If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?
    I would save a little and spend the rest on family and friends.
  13. What are the top three items on your "bucket list?"
    I don’t have a bucket list.  I like to live every day in the moment.  My best times are with my family and love when we are all in the same place.  That doesn’t always happen with adult children.
  14. What are you currently reading/listening to/watching?
    I am reading a book called, “Gracie’s Secret” about a young girl who was in a terrible accident and is afraid to tell the truth about it.
  15. What are your favorite sports teams?
    All NY teams: Yankees, Giants, Rangers, and Knicks.  Not necessarily in that order!