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Jean Belford P’24

  • Computer Science Teacher, Upper School
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  • Binghamton University (BS), Brooklyn College (MA), Teachers College, Columbia University (MEd)

Jean Belford, who joined the Poly faculty in 2015, teaches Poly’s Digital Life Skills course. Jean grew up in Rockaway and earned a B.S. in accounting from Binghamton University. Jean, who is a CPA, worked as an auditor and consultant for Arthur Andersen LLP, but decided she wanted to teach. Jean earned an MA in elementary education from Brooklyn College and an EdM in education administration from Teachers College. She holds a number of certifications in teaching and administration, as well as certification in teaching gifted and talented students. She taught PreK through 8th grade in the New York City public school system for nine years. Jean has been a strong supporter of women in the STEM fields while at Poly. She was an organizer of W.I.S.E., an all-day symposium at Poly for middle and high school girls led by female professional engineers and scientists. She is also the advisor to the Girls Who Code club. In 2019, Jean’s AP Computer Science Principles class won a Female Diversity Award for attaining female student representation in AP CSP for 2018.
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