About the Author
Maryanne Malecki is an educator with extensive experience helping teachers and students enjoy research, writing, and New York State and American history. She has worked as a teacher and/or administrator in residential treatment centers, public and private education (K-12), arts-in-education programs, migrant education, and teacher preparatory courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
The University at Albany honored Maryanne for her work with pre-service teachers, and the Daughters of the American Revolution named her New York State American History Teacher of the Year in 1995. The American School Boards Association recognized her program, Critical Choices: Town Meetings, Elementary Style, as one of its One Hundred Outstanding Curriculum Ideas for 1990.
She has written and developed instructional materials based on documents, objects, artifacts and primary sources for the New York Times, the New York Newspaper Project, the Albany County Hall of Records, McDougal Littell, the New-York Historical Society, the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, and the New York Lottery's mobile exhibits.
Currently, Maryanne is the education director for WAMC Northeast Public Radio, and is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Developmental Studies, Continuing Education Division, Schenectady County Community College.