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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. 

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!