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Area Superintendent to Speak in Morrisville State College’s Corridor to the Classroom Lecture Series

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.—Michael Drahos, superintendent of the Morrisville-Eaton Central School District, will speak to students at Morrisville State College Oct. 19 during the kick-off for its “Corridor to the Classroom” lecture series.

Sponsored by the college’s Sheila Johnson Institute, the lecture series is targeted to students who are interested in a career in the education field. Drahos is the first speaker in the series, which will run through the rest of the semester.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 1 p.m. in the first floor library instruction room of the Donald G. Butcher Library on the Morrisville State College campus.

Drahos, who has more than 25 years experience in the education field as a teacher, coach and administrator, most recently served as secondary principal in the Madison Central School District. He previously taught in the Bainbridge Guilford Central School District, Cobleskill and Norwich City school districts and also taught, coached and advised student groups at the Sherburne-Earlville school for 17 years. Additionally, he was a staff and curriculum coordinator with the DCMO BOCES where he trained, facilitated and supported administrators and teachers in 16 component districts, and served as an adjunct professor at Morrisville State College’s Norwich Campus.

Drahos received his bachelor of arts degree from Hope College in Holland, Mich., a master of arts degree from Colgate University and obtained his Certificate of Advanced Study and School District Administration Certificate through SUNY Cortland.

Morrisville State College offers six associate degrees in teacher transfer education in three areas: early childhood, childhood and adolescence education.

The teacher education transfer degree is unique because it provides students with an opportunity to work in the field early in their academic careers, instead of waiting until their fourth year as is the typical experience in education coursework.

Morrisville State College offers 13 bachelor degrees and a wide variety of associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine. The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus also offers programs in business, technologies, liberal arts/education transfer, nursing and a new standalone degree in early childhood to Chenango County area residents and employers.