Chris Dolgos

Chris Dolgos started teaching at Genesee Community Charter School in 2001 and was on the team that helped write the school's original charter.  Prior to teaching at GCCS, Mr. Dolgos taught in the Rochester City School District, was a Museum Educator in New York City, and coordinated education exchanges between the USA and USSR.  Mr. Dolgos has a bachelor’s degree from Manhattanville College and a master’s degree from Bank Street College of Education.

Mr. Dolgos is a proud dad of three - two daughters in college and a son in middle school - who likes traveling with his wife and kids during the summer break. Although Cape May and Ocean City, NJ, are favorites, Mr. Dolgos loves hiking and exploring the Finger Lakes region, too. He is a bit of a "bird nerd" and is especially enthralled with birds of prey.  Each spring, Mr. Dolgos looks forward to the raptor migration at Braddock's Bay and enticing the chickadees to eat from his hand at Mendon Ponds Park each winter.

Professionally, Mr. Dolgos has contributed to EL Education publications, mentored teacher candidates, and taught graduate level courses for Nazareth College. He is a three-time Fund for Teachers fellow, a National Endowment for the Humanities / Landmarks of American Culture Fellow, and a Keizai Koho Center fellowship recipient. He is a 2015 NY Educator Voice Fellow and is the proud recipient of the EL Education Klingenstein Teacher Award in 2016. He is also an adult mentor for the Rochester Youth Climate Leaders and coordinates GCCS’ Eco-Schools USA activities.

About the Genesee Community Charter School, Mr. Dolgos states:  “I think fieldwork is one aspect of our school that enriches both students and teachers. Not many kids - let alone adults - get to follow the Genesee River from its source to its mouth or get to go on a fossil dig or get to fly across the country to collect research on a topic that could transform our city. The fieldwork our kids do at Genesee Community Charter School has real significance and gets kids collaborating, questioning, and thinking deeply about their community and their world.

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