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Meet staff member Adam Rosenbarker

man in dark polo shirt in classroomHi! My name is Adam Rosenbarker. I am a science teacher at Central Valley Academy and teach Living Environment.

How long have you been teaching or working in the district?

This is my first year at the district.

What do you like best about what you do?

What I enjoy the most about teaching is the daily interactions that I have with my students. They usually put a big smile on my face haha.

What event here at Central Valley CSD has made/makes a difference to you personally and in your career?

Since I have started my career here at CV the administration, staff, and especially the science department have been incredibly helpful to me. They are always looking out for me as well as giving me advice and encouragement. I sincerely am grateful for them. The science department here is awesome! (The best department)

Where are you involved outside of school and what do you like best about it?

I coached modified boys cross country for CVA in the fall and I am coaching boys varsity swimming for New Hartford in the winter. I also try to be involved in church activities.

What former jobs have you held?

Oh, tons of random jobs from a Stewart’s Shop, to a dinning hall in college, to a moving company in the summers since high school, to a substitute teacher, and more.

Where were you educated?

I went to Maine-Endwell High school and got my undergrad and grad degrees from SUNY Oswego.

Where have you lived?

Until moving to Oswego for college, I lived in Maine, NY down near Binghamton all of my life. After college I lived in Liverpool for a year. This is my first year living in the Mohawk Valley, and currently I live in Utica.

If you could do anything on a weekend, what would you do?

Netflix and chill with good friends. But I also enjoy exploring new places and being outdoors. Fishing, hiking, etc.

What book and/or author are you currently reading?

Stephen King.

If we were to listen to your iPod or sound system, what would be playing?

Oh I listen to a little bit of everything. Mostly rock, some country, some rap…and I got into House and EDM music in college.

What is your favorite television show/movie/actor?

Alright I narrowed it down to three shows (and that was difficult): Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and LOST.

What one thing would you share that people might not know about you?

I enjoy creative writing (even though I’m not very good). I thought about writing to be published before I decided to go for teaching. Oh and here’s a sad truth: I’ve never owned a dog. Yeah, I know right?