Social Studies Faculty

Joni Clemmer, 6th Grade Social Studies and French Teacher

After spending time in France as an “au pair”, I developed a love of the French language and culture. I enjoy sharing my love of French and Social Studies with students. Learning both language and Social Studies helps students open their minds to other cultures and mindsets. Both areas of study lead students to become greater & more compassionate “global citizens”.  Understanding and celebrating other cultures and languages opens the door for future adventures and opportunities. Frank Smith once said, “One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.”

B.A. Political Science, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

B. Ed French Immersion - University of Alberta, Campus St. Jean

Began My Career in Education: 1997

Began at ASMS: 2017

Amy Robbins, 6th and 7th Grade Social Studies Teacher

As an educator and anthropologist, I enjoy exploring humanity's rich socio-cultural diversity with students, encouraging them to question taken-for-granted assumptions. In doing so, we open up new opportunities for understanding the world and learn to engage with it as thoughtful citizens. 


Ph.D. Anthropology (Binghamton University, SUNY)

M.A. Anthropology (Binghamton University, SUNY)

B.A. Anthropology (SUNY Geneseo) 


Began My Career in Education: 2013

Began at ASMS: 2016 (full-time 2019)

Jack Donnelly, 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher

I decided to enter the teaching profession because I wanted to make a difference in students' lives to prepare them for their academic and non-academic lives. I take pride in my students' learning experiences and promote diversity and equality in the classroom. History allows me to give students the opportunity to interpret an event and relate it back to their opinions and experiences. 

B.A: Adolescent Education (Elmira College) 

Began my career in education: 2019 

Began at ASMS: 2019

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The Alternative School for Math & Science

P.O. Box 114

Corning, NY  14830


The Alternative School for Math & Science

291 East First Street

Corning, NY  14830

The school's main entrance is located on East First Street between Steuben and Columbia Streets.

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