Acknowledgments

Albany City School District, Albany Public School Teachers Association, and Greater Capital Region Teacher Center

  • Cathy Corbo, TA President
  • Tresa Diggs, Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education
  • Margaret Digiulio, ELA Supervisor (Retired)
  • Rita Floess, Teacher and Mentor Coordinator
  • James Grove, Teacher
  • Christina Howard, Teacher
  • Brenda Mahone, Principal
  • Sara McGraw, Teacher
  • Linda Rudnick, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education
  • Vibetta Sanders, Principal
  • Lisa Thompson-Villa, Teacher
  • Kimberly Young Wilkins, Principal

Hempstead Public Schools, Hempstead Teacher Center, and Hempstead Teachers Association

  • Valerie Barnett, Site Coordinator
  • Julius Brown, Assistant Superintendent for Personnel
  • Richard Brown, Principal
  • Maria Cady, Teacher Center Director
  • Patricia Garcia, Superintendent of Schools
  • Cheryl McCue, Teacher
  • Elias Mestizo, Teacher
  • Wendy Niles, Reading Specialist
  • Nichelle Rivers, Executive Director for School Improvement and Accountability
  • Regina Armstrong Robinson, Principal
  • Dawn Sherwood, TA President

Marlboro Central School District, Mid-Hudson Teacher Center, and Marlboro Faculty Association

  • Michael Bakatsias, Assistant Superintendent for Personnel/Technology
  • Raymond Castellani, Superintendent of Schools
  • Debra Clinton, Middle School Principal
  • Marion Lyons, Teacher
  • Timothy McInerney, Teacher
  • Kerry McCarthy, Teacher
  • Erin Nagel, Teacher
  • Joe Pesavento, FA President and Teacher Center Director
  • Theresa Reynolds, Assistant Superintendent and Curriculum & Instruction
  • Cindy Retcho, Teacher
  • Sarah Santora, Teacher
  • Marie Toombs, Principal

North Syracuse Central School District and North Syracuse Education Association

  • David Babikian, High School Teacher
  • John Cole, Principal
  • Stanley Finkle, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
  • Tammy Harris, Teacher
  • John Kuryla, EA President
  • Sylvia Matousek, NYSUT Board Member
  • Jerome Melvin, Superintendent of Schools
  • Pamela Mertens, Administrative Assistant
  • Colleen O'Connor, Teacher
  • Alicia Pizzuto, Director of Mathematics
  • Barbara Poole, Teacher
  • Nikki Slater, Associate Principal
  • Annette Speach, Director of Human Resources
  • Jennifer Sullivan, Teacher
  • Felicia Viscome, Teacher
  • Steve Wolf, Principal

Plattsburgh City School District, North Country Teacher Resource Center, and Plattsburgh Teachers Association

  • Patricia Amo, Principal
  • Marje Brown, Teacher
  • Kathleen Fessette, Teacher Center Director
  • Mary Gertsch-Cochran, Teacher
  • Glenn Hurlock, High School Principal
  • Mary Louise Lamberti, Elementary School Principal
  • Mary Lou Megarr, Teacher
  • Karen Rock, Teacher
  • Claudine Selzer, Director of Special Education
  • James Short, Superintendent of Schools
  • Roderick Sherman, TA President
  • Thomas Via, Teacher
  • Scott Waite, Teacher
  • David Hill, Former SUNY Plattsburgh Dean of Health Education and Human Services

Poughkeepsie Central School District and Poughkeepsie Teachers Association

  • Debra Brooks, Teacher
  • Jose Carrion, Assistant Superintendent
  • Sal Contes, Asst. Principal
  • Ronel Cook, Principal
  • Mary Ficht, Teacher
  • Edgar Glascott, Principal
  • Debbie Kardas, TA President
  • Rose Kline, Teacher
  • Heidi Murphy, Teacher
  • Nadine Straughn, Principal
  • Laval Wilson, Superintendent of Schools

Contributors

  • Don Benker, President, Kenmore TA
  • Robert Bentley, Former Assistant Commissioner ,
  • New York State Education Department
  • Joan Brown, Teacher, Syracuse TA
  • Marie Costanza, Director of the Career in Teaching Program, Rochester TA
  • Anne DeFiglio, Associate, New York State Education Department
  • John Falco, Director of The Institute for New Era Educational
  • Leadership and Innovation, College of Saint Rose
  • Angela Minnici, Associate Director of Educational Issues, AFT
  • Gail Moon, Associate, New York State Education Department
  • Stephanie Pelcher, Staff Development Specialist, Syracuse Teacher Center
  • Annette Romano, NYS National Board Certification Coordinator
  • Kathy Schadewald, Project Director, Questar III
  • Dean Spaulding, Associate Professor, College of Saint Rose
  • Joanna Valente Orr, Regional Representative,
  • School Administrators Association of New York State
  • Robert Michaels, Former Dean, School of Education, SUNY New Paltz
  • Germaine Washington, Teacher, Kenmore TA

Consultants

  • The American Institute for Research
  • Kietha Biggers, Educational Testing Service
  • Bernadette "Bernie" Cleland, Danielson Group and Teaching and Learning Solutions
  • Megan Dolan, Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Center
  • Laura Goe, Research Scientist, National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality
  • Shirley Hall, Educational Testing Service
  • Douglas Harris, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin
  • Eric Hirsh, Director of Special Projects, New Teacher Center, University of California at Santa Cruz
  • Susan Moore Johnson, Professor, Harvard University Graduate School of Education
  • Albert "Duffy" Miller, Danielson Group and Teaching and Learning Solutions
  • Andrew Sioberg, Policy and Research Analyst, New Teacher Center, University of California at Santa Cruz
  • Shelly Rafferty Withers, Writer/Researcher, Upstream Communications

NYSUT Staff

  • Barbara Back, Administrative Assistant
  • Charmaine Calhoun, Administrative Assistant
  • Maureen Caccavale, Administrative Assistant
  • Carol Forman-Pemberton, Project Research Assistant
  • Dan Kinley, Director of Policy and Program Development
  • Vida Prophet, Project Administrative Assistant
  • Charles Santelli, Former Director of Policy and Program Development
  • Ellen Sullivan, Assistant, Educational Services and i3Grant Coordinator
  • Larry Waite, Manager, Educational Services and Project Manager
  • Carolyn Williams, Assistant, Educational Services and Project Coordinator
  • NYSUT Education & Learning Trust
  • NYSUT Communications staff
  • NYSUT Travel and Conference staff
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