Virtual Guest Speakers

Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school welcomed virtual guest speakers Mariel Mirra, Tyrone Dixon and Lucas Pettit who shared with the students their hobbies, wisdom, knowledge and career expertise.

Monday, February 22nd, 2021—Late February, and early March, Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school had the special privilege of welcoming three virtual guest speakers who shared their wisdom, knowledge, career expertise, hobbies and more with the Atoms. The virtual guest speakers included:

  • Lucas Pettit - Physician’s Assistant
  • Tyrone Dixon - Small business owner & Life Coach
  • Mariel Mirra - Design Director for the Division of Marketing and Communications at Syracuse University

Lucas shared with the Atoms why he chose the profession of a Physician's Assistant, and how he helps keep the community safe and healthy. Lucas also shared why it is important for Atoms to not only stay healthy and safe, but how they can continue to keep these practices in place for years to come.

As a Life Coach, Tyrone shared with the Atoms how they can stay positive and motivated. He also shared various presentations he has done throughout the community and gave them internal tools they need for long term success.

Atoms enjoyed a creative presentation from Mariel who shared the various responsibilities she has as a Design Director for the Division of Marketing and Communications at Syracuse University. Mariel also shared some of the design pieces she completed, and examples of how her designs were incorporated into magazines and common souvenirs that our students may have seen before. In addition, Mariel shared with the Atoms some of her hobbies such as Letterpress (she has her own printing press), and candle making (founder of Candle Company Forge Co.).

Thank you to all of our virtual guest speakers, you have all made an impact not only in the greater Syracuse community but with our students as well. We appreciate you all taking time out of your busy schedule to speak with the Atoms.


Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School is part of Science Academies of New York.

SAS Elementary School

4837 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13205
Phone: 315-469-9404
Fax: 315-469-9408

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200 West High Ter. Syracuse, NY 13219
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