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Meet staff member Neil McCraith

Photo of Neil McCraithHi! My name is Neil McCraith. I am a special education teacher at Jarvis Middle School and have been teaching for 12 years.

What do you like best about what you do?

I love it when the students learn how to do something and get excited about it.

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

I really enjoy spending time with family. I recently became a grandfather of twin girls. They’re fun to be around.

What former jobs have you held?

I worked in sales with my father for many years. I was also a cook right out of high school.

Where were you educated?

Frankfort Schuyler, Mohawk Valley Community College, SUNY Oneonta and St. Rose College.

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

Spend time with my grandkids.

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

Probably a variety of music. I like rock as well as many songs from newer artists.

What is your favorite television show/movie/actor?

I watch many cop shows like Criminal Minds and CSI. My favorite is Blue Bloods.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

I’d like to travel the US and visit the different attractions. There is so much history here.

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

I grew up in a large family with 15 brothers and sisters.