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Jeremiah Best

Jeremiah Best is currently the Educator for New York Agriculture in the Classroom, an educational organization that aims to increase agricultural literacy in grade-schoolers and communities through partnerships with Cornell University, State Agencies, and the NY Farm Bureau.  Best previously taught 5th grade at the Town of Webb School, where he was named the 2020 Teacher of the Year by New York Agriculture in the Classroom. He holds a BS in childhood education and MS as a reading specialist from SUNY Cortland. His experience as a teacher has spanned from teaching K-12th, special ed., reading, as well as agricultural classes. Jeremiah is a firm believer in involving the community in his classroom and his classroom in the community. He is one of the core members of a local grassroots group driving the makerspace movement in the Central Adirondacks. 

Outside the classroom, Jeremiah volunteers as an advisor to high school students, coaches soccer, throws bowls for View’s chili bowl and ice cream socials, and runs the Raku firings for Town of Webb students. He has brought his students to View to present at Neighbor Day and “Trout Tank” night.  He was also one of the leading advocates and organizers of Innovation Challenge NY: Re-imagining Greater Old Forge, a project that brought together students from four upstate NY colleges focused on identification of ideas for economic development in the Central Adirondack Region. Although Jeremiah grew up in Tennessee, his desire was always to move to Inlet. He is the third generation to call Inlet and the Central Adirondacks home, residing there with his wife, Courtney, and recently added a fourth generation with their young daughter, Josie.