Teaching duo Mark and Helen Levy teach several undergraduate
courses in The School of
Education at St. John’s and they believe their collaborative
teaching style is both effective and engaging.
“I believe the best educators care about their students and do
what they can to help them succeed,” said Professor Mark Levy, who
team-teaches courses with is wife, Helen.
“Seeing students use a hands-on inquiry based approach and apply
the content of the courses as they become associate teachers and
teachers is rewarding.” said Professor Helen Levy.
Both have been recognized by the Queens campus Student Government as
Co-Outstanding Professors of the Year from The School of Education.
The Levy’s believe one of the most significant benefits of teaching
at St. John’s is the generous support from administrators and
“The administration and faculty in The School of Education are
the most caring professionals I have ever met,” said Mark. “They
are always available to help students with their educational
decisions and personal life situations.”
“The values and ideals of the school make it a wonderful place
to grow as a person and an educator, give back to the young adults
who want to become educators and continue to learn,” said
One powerful message the Levy’s always leave with their students
is that the best educators are the ones who encourage their
students to think outside the box and set high expectations for
“Teachers should always promote inquiry, have high expectations for
students and generate ideas by asking higher level questions,”
Helen said. “St. John’s School of Education graduates are the most
prepared and qualified teachers that I have seen in all my years as