Joyette Walton

LPP Alumni School

Marist Liberty Partnership Program


Suny Newpaltz


Elementary Education, Special Education (Masters)

What are you up to now?

As an Alumni of the Marist Liberty Partnership Program, I completed my elementary, middle and high school education in the Poughkeepsie City School District. While doing so, I also completed the LPN program at Dutchess County Boces. I later went on to complete my undergraduate studies at Suny Newpaltz in Elementary Education and earned a masters in Special Education.

In the midst of this accomplishment I began subbing at the Poughkeepsie Middle School. This led to a long term position, which I have continued in for the past 8 years. Once I got married, purchased our home and had our first daughter, I went on to complete my CAS and obtained my School Administration degree. Two beautiful daughters later, and a wonderful memory and experience in the Marist Liberty Program, I got the opportunity to be of service to the program.

I joined Liberty the summer of my 10th grade year at PHS. With Ms. Denise Kenney as the leader of Liberty, I learned many valuable experiences. Taking pride in what we did as Liberty Students and having the older students preparing for college and visiting colleges my senior year broaden my perspective and built my confidence to enter an institution of higher education.