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Professional Standards & Practices Board for Teaching

The State Professional Standards and Practices Board for Teaching is a 31 member board that serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Regents and the Commissioner of Education on matters related to teaching in New York State. The Board is composed of K-12 teachers and administrators, higher education representatives, public representatives, and one teacher education student.

About the Board

The State Professional Standards and Practices Board for Teaching was established in 1998 by the New York State Board of Regents to advise the Regents and the Commissioner of Education on matters related to teaching in New York State. The Board’s mission is to advance and support quality teaching and student learning in New York State through initiating, influencing, and evaluating policy and best practice in the teaching profession.  The Board is composed of 31 members and includes K-12 teachers and administrators, higher education representatives, public representatives, and one teacher education student. Members are selected to represent diverse perspectives, and serve four-year staggered terms, with the exception of the teacher education student, who serves a single two-year term as a non-voting member. 

The Board has two standing subcommittees: the Professional Practices Subcommittee, which examines issues related to teaching practice, and the Higher Education Subcommittee, which handles issues related to teacher preparation.

Board Responsibilities
The Regents initial charge to the Professional Standards and Practices Board was for recommendations on the following topics, as outlined in the Regents policy document, New York’s Commitment: Teaching to Higher Standards (1998):

  • components of mentoring programs for new teachers
  • criteria and training for annual teacher performance reviews
  • certification requirements to ensure that teachers and principals are well-prepared to teach and to lead in New York
  • models and criteria for professional development
  • a Code of Ethics for teachers
  • a plan to attract and retain certified teachers in high need schools.

The Board has made significant progress toward accomplishing this initial agenda. New priorities continue to emerge as determined by Regents Reform agenda, Department initiatives, and Board-identified issues of interest and concern.

Teacher Moral Character Cases
Regarding professional ethics and moral conduct, the responsibilities of the Standards Board are set in Section 3.14 and Subpart 4-2 of the Rules of the Board of Regents, Part 83 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, and Section 316 of Education Law.  The Professional Practices Subcommittee reviews and makes recommendations for action on individual cases brought to the Board under the provisions of Part 83 of Commissioner’s Regulations.

Program Policy and Regulations
The Board reviews and makes recommendations on proposed policy changes and amendments to Commissioner’s Regulations and the Rules of the Board of Regents involving all aspects of teaching education, certification, and practice.  In New York State, a teacher is defined as “any individual who is required to possess a certificate to work in a public school”. This includes classroom teachers, school and district administrators, and pupil personnel service providers.

Apply for Membership

The Office of Higher Education maintains Applicant Registry, a process used to fill vacancies on the State Professional Standards and Practices Board for Teaching. We invite applications from individuals who are interested in helping to shape teaching policy in New York State and who qualify for appointment in one of the following categories:

  • Teacher in a NYS school, either classroom teacher or pupil personnel service professional
  • Representative of a NYS college or university that prepares teachers (not an adjunct)
  • School administrator, either at the building or district level
  • Public member, representing business, parents, school boards, or other community groups involved in education
  • Student matriculated in a teacher preparation program at a NYS institution, either full-or part-time)

Important Features:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Higher Education, at 518-486-2978, or by E-mail at pspb@nysed.gov.

Board Members
2019-2020 PSPB Board Members
Mr. David Babikian
North Syracuse Central School District 
5355 W. Taft Road
North Syracuse, New York 13212 
Term Expires: June 30, 2020
Dr. April Bedford
CUNY Brooklyn College
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11210
Term Expires: June 30, 2021
Mr. Scott Brown
Leptondal Elementary School
19 Main Street, P.O. Box 310
Wallkill, NY 12589
Term Expires: June 30, 2023

Ms. Heather Buskirk
K12 Online Learning
Johnston, NY 12095
Term Expires: June 30, 2020

Dr. David Cantaffa
State University of New York System Administration
State University Plaza
353 Broadway Avenue, Suite S-520
Albany, NY 12246
Term Expires: June 30, 2021
Ms. Clair Carpenter
c/o College of St. Rose
432 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
Term Expires: June 30, 2021
Dr. Frank Chiachiere
Trustee, Valley Stream Board of Education
One Kent Road
Valley Stream, NY 11580
Term Expires: June 30, 2023
Ms. Claudia Engelhardt
42 Park Avenue, Van Schaick Island
Cohoes, NY 12047
Term Expires: March 31, 2023
Ms. Kathleen Ferguson
Jessie T Zoller Elementary School
1880 Lancaster Street
Schenectady, NY 12308
Term Expires: March 31, 2023
Ms. Andrea Fortin-Nossavage
Niagara Falls City School District
630 66th Street 
Niagara Falls, New York 14304
Term Expires: June 30, 2022
Dr. Virginia Goatley, co-chair
SUNY Albany
EDU 309
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
Term Expires: June 30, 2020
Dr. Albert Inserra
Long Island University-LIU Post Campus
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, NY 11548
Term Expires: November 30, 2022
Colleen Lester             
Cambridge Central School District
24 South Park Street
Cambridge, NY 12816
Term Expires: June 30, 2023
Ms. Katie Lobato
Plattekill Elementary School
1270 Route 32
Plattekill, NY 12568
Term Expires: November 30, 2022
Dr. Dwight Manning
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W. 120th St. Box 97
New York, NY 10027
Term Expires: June 30, 2020
Ms. Colleen McDonald
Cambridge Central School 
24 S. Park Street.
Cambridge, New York 12816
Term Expires: June 30, 2020
Mr. Derek Pope
Commack High School
1 Scholar Lane
Commack, NY 11725
Term Expires: November 30, 2022
Ms. Theresa Reynolds, co-chair
Orange-Ulster BOCES
53 Gibson Road
Goshen, NY 10924
Term Expires: December 31, 2020
Ms. Annette Romano
Niskayuna Central Schools
1239 Van Antwerp Boulevard 
Niskayuna, New York 12309
Term Expires: June 30, 2022
Dr. Michael Rosenberg
SUNY New Paltz
Old Main 114
800 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, New York 12561
Term Expires: June 30, 2021
Mr. David Rothfuss
NYS United Teachers
800 Troy-Schenectady Road
Latham, NY 12110
Term Expires: June 30, 2023
Mr. Joseph Schaefer
The College of St. Rose
432 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
Term Expires: June 30, 2021
Ms. Amanda Silvestri
Hudson Falls Central School District
2 Clark Street
Hudson Falls, NY 12839
Term Expires: June 30, 2021
Ms. Pilar Sokol, Esq.
New York State School Boards Association
24 Century Hill Drive Suite 200
Latham, New York 12110
Term Expires: June 30, 2020
Ms. Elizabeth Waite
Union–Endicott Central Schools
1200 East Main Street
Endicott, NY 13760
Term Expires: June 30, 2020
Mr. Keith Wiley
Houghton Academy, PS 69
1725 Clinton Street
Houghton, NY 14206
Term Expires: June 30, 2021
Subcommittee Member List

 Professional Practices Sub-Committee 2019-2020

Practicing Teacher (elem, middle or second)

David Babikian
(Sub-Committee Co-Chair)

Cicero-North Syracuse Central School District- Social Studies Teacher

Practicing Teacher (elem, middle or second)

Kathleen Ferguson

Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School – 2nd grade Schenectady

Practicing Teacher (elem, middle or second)

Andrea Fortin-Nossavage

Niagara Falls City School District – Social Studies Teacher

Practicing Teacher (elem, middle or second)

Katie Lobato

Plattekill Elementary School - TESOL Teacher

Practicing Teacher (elem, middle or second)

Derek Pope

Commack High School - Mathematics Teacher

Practicing Teacher (elem, middle or second)

Keith Wiley

Buffalo Public Schools – Mathematics Teacher

Administrator

Scott Brown

Leptondale Elementary School

Administrator

Theresa Reynolds

Orange-Ulster BOCES

Public

Heather Buskirk
(Sub-Committee Co-Chair)

K12: Online Education

(Public) (Additional member than required in sub-committee membership)

Claudia Engelhardt

Juvenile Justice Administrator, Retired

(Public) (Additional member than required in sub-committee membership)

Colleen McDonald

Cambridge Central School District, Retired Teacher 

(Public) (Additional member than required in sub-committee membership)

David Rothfuss

New York United Teachers

 

Higher Education Sub-Committee 2019-2020

Post-Secondary Institution (that prepares teachers)

April Bedford

(Subcommittee Co-chair)

CUNY, Brooklyn College – Dean, School of Education

Post-Secondary Institution (that prepares teachers)

David Cantaffa

State University of New York System Administration

Ex-Officio, non-voting member of Subcommittee, Post-Secondary Institution (that prepares teachers)

Virginia Goatley

University at Albany – Professor, Dept. of Literacy Teaching and Learning

Post-Secondary Institution (that prepares teachers)

Albert Inserra

LIU Post - Dean, College of Education, Information and Technology

Administrator

Colleen Lester

Cambridge Elementary School

Post-Secondary Institution (that prepares teachers)

Dwight Manning

Teachers College – Associate Director, Office of Teacher Education

Post-Secondary Institution (that prepares teachers)

Michael Rosenberg

SUNY New Paltz - Dean, School of Education

Practicing Teacher (early childhood and/or childhood)

Amanda Silvestri

Hudson Falls Central School District

(Practicing Teacher) (middle and/or second) (Additional member than required in sub-committee membership)

Elizabeth Waite

(Sub-Committee Co-Chair)

Union-Endicott Central School – Mathematics Teacher

Public Representative

Pilar Sokol

NYS School Boards Association – Deputy General Counsel

Public Representative

Frank Chiachiere

Trustee Valley Stream Board of Education

Student Representative

Claire Carpenter

The College of St. Rose

 

 

Member Biographies

Mr. David Babikian
Membership Category: Teacher
Social Studies Teacher
North Syracuse Central School District
North Syracuse, New York

David Babikian has taught social studies at Cicero-North Syracuse High School for seventeen years. Prior to that, he was a social studies and ELL teacher at Proctor High School in Utica, New York.  He has taught nearly every social studies course from seventh through twelfth grade including Global Studies, American History, Participation in Government, and Modern European History.  Babikian created the Modern European History elective to fill a void in traditional social studies curricula.  The course views history through the eyes of the Europeans who lived it by integrating history, film, and other primary sources.  He has served on multiple committees and has been selected for various initiatives throughout the district.  Babikian has participated in curriculum mapping and data analysis of Regents tests for the district.  He has dedicated time to students outside of school by becoming a coach for both Mock Trial and Lacrosse.  A dedicated Union member, Babikian also has been involved in raising awareness through Vote Cope and negotiating fair contracts, and currently serves as the local treasurer.

As part of Babikian’s work with NYSUT’s Innovation Fund, he has helped to shape the way that teachers are evaluated and supported throughout the state.   When North Syracuse was chosen as one of five New York State districts to pilot the new teacher evaluation system, he was selected as just one of five teachers to serve on the district’s PAR (Peer Assisted Review) panel.  The PAR panel, a group of administrators and teachers, is committed to supporting and nurturing new and developing teachers throughout the district, recommending teachers for tenure, and supervising the consultant teacher program.  The PAR Panel has become nationally recognized and Babikian has travelled throughout the country speaking about the positive benefits the program has had in North Syracuse.  Babikian also has extensive background in the use of student surveys to inform practice.  Babikian is currently seeking National Board Certification.

Babikian has a B.S. from Butler University in Indiana in Secondary Education and a M.A. from Oswego State University in History.

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Dr. April Bedford
Membership Category: Higher Education
Dean, School of Education
CUNY, Brooklyn College
Brooklyn, New York

April Bedford is the Dean of the School of Education at Brooklyn College and a Professor in the Department of Early Childhood and Art Education. Before her arrival to Brooklyn College in July 2014, Dr. Bedford was a full professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) at the University of New Orleans (UNO) in Louisiana. From 2010 through 2013, Dr. Bedford served as interim dean of the College of Education and Human Development at UNO.

Dr. Bedford received her B.S. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, Elementary Education with Reading Specialist certification and a Kindergarten Endorsement from Texas A&M University, and from there she went on to Baylor University, where she received her M.S. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with an endorsement in Gifted Education. Dr. Bedford returned to Texas A&M to obtain her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a certification in Women's Studies.

An author of over 20 publications and several edited books, Dr. Bedford's scholarly interests include children's literature, teacher education, and literacy development. She has presented at national and international professional conferences and has served as an elected board member of a number of educational associations. Currently, she is a member of the Editorial Review Board of Urban Education and the co-editor of the Journal of Research in Childhood Education.

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Ms. Heather Buskirk
Membership Category: Public
K12 Online Learning
Johnstown, New York

Originally from St. Louis, Heather Buskirk earned her BA in astronomy-physics and Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Virginia.  She became a Knowles Science Teaching Fellow in 2004, and continues to work with KSTF as a Senior Fellow and a member of their Board of Trustees.  After earning her National Board Certification in 2010, Mrs. Buskirk became a candidate support provider and served on the committee to revise the National Board's Standards for Accomplished Science Teaching.  For twelve years she taught physics and math for the Johnstown School District in both traditional classrooms and in the Learning Project, a STEM academy for Johnstown students.  The Learning Project is a fully integrated project based learning program for seniors for which they receive credit for math, physics, participation in government, economics and English through real-world project experiences.

Now a teacher on special assignment for Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES, Ms. Buskirk is an instructional coach for HFM P-TECH and the Adirondack Academy where she works with students and provides support for teachers using project based learning to design and deliver curriculum.  Beyond the school year, Heather provides professional development in project-based learning, standards-based grading, and differentiated instruction.  She is also a NYS Master Teacher and served on their delegation to the TeachNY Advisory Council, the Common Core Task Force, and the State Education Department's National Board Certification Work Group.

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Mr. Scott Brown

Membership Category: Administrator

Principal K-6

Leptondale Elementary School

Wallkill Central School District

Scott Brown is the Principal of Leptondale Elementary School in the Wallkill Central School District. In his tenure as a Principal over the past 13 years he has collaborated with parents, students and teachers to promote new academic initiatives, optimize the learning atmosphere and promote a safe environment. Being a teacher, Staff Developer, and a Principal for 20 years has enabled Mr. Brown unique insight and perspective on education. He is a pragmatic and sequential thinker who has been able to work successfully within multiple school systems. 

Mr. Brown holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from SUNY New Paltz, an M.S in Educational Technology from the New York Institute of Technology and a C.A.S in Educational Leadership from Massachusetts College. He has been a member of the AFT E3TL Innovation Grant, the facilitator for the Mid-Hudson Principal Council and has been responsible for the daily operation of grades K-6 elementary buildings made up of over 425 – 700 students and 100 staff members. These opportunities have given Mr. Brown the understanding of the K-12 curriculum, state standards, and state and federal mandates. This understanding in combination with his abilities to lead and work effectively with others, allows for the development and implementation of programs that help students achieve success and develop their many talents. He continues to advocate the importance of social emotional support for students and how students and their behavior need to be viewed through different lenses.

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David T. Cantaffa

Membership Category: Higher Education Assistant Provost for Educator Preparation

System Administration of the State University of New York

Albany, New York

David T. Cantaffa is Assistant Provost for Educator Preparation within System Administration of the State University of New York. In this role, he reviews all educator preparation program proposals for SUNY campuses, works with campus leadership, faculty, and staff as related to their implementation of educator preparation programs, serves as educator preparation liaison between SUNY and a wide range of statewide and national educator preparation policy bodies and professional organizations, and is part of the leadership team working on the TeachNY initiative as related to SUNY educator preparation policy and other collaborative policy and practice efforts throughout the state. Dr. Cantaffa is a member of the Clinical Practice Commission of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, member of the Board (and past treasurer) of the New York State Association of Teacher Educators, and has served on various New York State Education Department advisory groups, including the edTPA Task Force (for which he served as co-chair), CAEP Partnership Agreement Work Group, Clinical Practice Work Group, National Board Work Group, and Principal Preparation Advisory Group.

Prior to his position at SUNY, Dr. Cantaffa served as Assistant Dean for Teacher Education and Director of the Teacher Education Institute for the Graduate School of Education within the University at Buffalo. In these roles, he had a range of responsibilities, including leading the office that organized clinical experiences for the teacher education program, serving as teacher certification officer, leading teacher education accreditation and other accountability efforts, and representing the teacher education program throughout the campus, in the local community, and at statewide and national convenings. In addition to his administrative roles, he also served as an adjunct instructor for several education courses. And, while at the University at Buffalo, he was a member of the Board (and past chair) of the Enterprise Charter School.

Prior to the University at Buffalo, Dr. Cantaffa began his career in education as a high school teacher, teaching students in tenth grade biology as well as a senior elective he developed and titled biochemistry of nutrition and disease. His graduate studies were all completed at the University at Buffalo, where he earned a Ph.D. in social foundations of education, Ed.M. in general education within the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, and an M.A. in biochemistry, as well as completed the non-degree initial teacher education program. His undergraduate studies were completed at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, where he studied biology and philosophy.

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Claire Carpenter

Membership Category: Student

The College of Saint Rose

Albany, New York

Claire Carpenter was born on December 26, 1998 and grew up in South Glens Falls, New York. She attended public school in the South Glens Falls School District where she participated in athletics, student government and community service opportunities through the National Honor Society. Throughout her academic career, Claire was a hardworking student who enjoyed tutoring others in her free time.

After graduating top ten in her class in 2017, Claire went on to Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts to study Elementary Education. Since she was young, Claire knew she wanted to be a teacher because she was always passionate about helping others. Through Endicott College, Claire completed an internship at an elementary school, where she grew even fonder of working with children. In her sophomore year, Claire transferred to The College of Saint Rose to be closer to her family and to pursue Childhood Education certification in New York. She found her fit at Saint Rose and continues to look forward to opportunities to learn and grow as a person and an educator.

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Frank Chiachiere
Membership Category: Public
Trustee, Valley Stream Board of Education
Valley Stream, NY

Dr. Chiachiere has served as the President of the Valley Stream UFSD 13 Board of Education as well as President of the Valley Stream Central High School District Board of Education several times during his 26 year tenure on those boards, and was re-elected to his ninth term as a board member in 2017. As a field representative for the New York State School Boards Association, Dr. Chiachiere has visited school boards both upstate and downstate where he has conducted workshops on Roles and Responsibilities, Evaluating the Superintendent, and Goal Setting. In addition, Dr. Chiachiere is Executive Director of Metro EduServe, Inc. an educational consulting company in Malverne, NY, specializing in career coaching for school teachers wishing to become school leaders. Dr. Chiachiere is also an associate with the executive recruiting firm School Leadership LLC where he has recruited over three dozen school superintendents on Long Island and in Westchester and Dutchess Counties.

Dr. Chiachiere spent his professional career as a high school teacher, department supervisor and middle school vice principal where he honed his skills as an observer and mentor of new and seasoned teachers. Dr. Chiachiere also worked at Molloy College in Rockville Center where he supervised student teachers. Currently, Dr. Chiachiere is a member of the Graduate Faculty at Stony Brook University where he teaches a guided research seminar in the School of Professional Development. Dr. Chiachiere has been published in several educational research journals and works with The Center for Integrated Teacher Education in furthering the Center’s goal of developing the next generation of school leaders.

Dr. Chiachiere takes great pleasure volunteering his time working as a docent at the Crossroads Farm in his home town of Malverne where he has created partnerships with area schools that are interested in his Farm to Table initiative.

Dr. Chiachiere was honored by the Nassau-Suffolk School Boards Association as Distinguished School Board Member for the Year in 2014. Recently, StonyBrook University nominated and honored Dr. Chiachiere as Phi Delta Kappa International 2017 Friend of Education. In addition, Dr. Chiachiere chaired the NYSSBA Business Meeting in Lake Placid the autumn of 2017.

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Ms. Claudia Engelhardt

Membership Category: Public

Retired Juvenile Justice Administrator

Cohoes, NY

A native of Albany NY, Claudia is a graduate of the College of St. Rose holding both a bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Sociology/ Political Science. She is a member of Delta Epsilon Sigma.  Claudia’s career has focused on children and their social/emotional wellbeing.  She began her career at the Albany County Department of Social Services. After the Department of Social Services, Claudia served as the first Director of Trinity Place Child Care Center in the South End neighborhood of Albany; one of the first Federally funded day care centers. Claudia was the co-founder of The Capital District Childcare Coordinating Council. She was then recruited as the CEO of Samaritan Shelters Inc., a non-secure juvenile detention center housing both boys and girls ages 7 to 17. Claudia served as the Executive Director of Samaritan Shelters for 39 years.      

Claudia is a member emeritus of the Juvenile Detention Association of New York State having served as President, 1st Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Legislative Chair.   She also served as a member of the Delegate Assembly of the American Correctional Association. She is a member of the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents.   Claudia was chairperson of the advisory council of the Albany County Department of Social Services, member of the Albany County Juvenile Justice Steering Committee, member of the City of Albany’s Mayor’s Safe Communities Advisory Board and served as Vice-Chair of the finance committee of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution. She served as Treasurer of the NYS Society of Daughters of the American Revolution.  Currently, Claudia serves on the Boards of Community Maternity Services, Albany County Historical Association and the City Club of Albany.  In addition, she is active in several community organizations.

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Ms. Kathleen Ferguson

Membership Category: Teacher

Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School

Schenectady, New York

Katie Ferguson is a 2nd grade teacher in Schenectady City School District. She grew up in Schenectady and proudly graduated from Mont Pleasant High School in 1992. Her college of choice was SUNY Oneonta, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Upon returning to Schenectady, Katie attended Sage Graduate School to achieve her Masters of Science in Education, became certified in Special Education, and began her career in teaching.

Katie has had a passion for teaching since she joined Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Magnet School of Math, Science, Technology, and Invention as a first grade teacher in 1998.  Katie began her career by embracing professional development and taking numerous additional PD courses. During this time Katie was recognized for her extensive work with videoconferencing through Project VIEW. In 2007, Katie became a part of the Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School community as a 2nd grade teacher where she was lucky enough to join the teachers in participating in a grant which enabled her to learn and grow as a literacy educator and to lead professional development in literacy. Throughout her career she has mentored new teachers. In May, 2010, Katie was awarded Teacher of the Year by the Schenectady City School District, which led to her being selected as the 2012 New York State Teacher of the Year. In her role as New York State Teacher of the Year, Katie has had the opportunity to speak at colleges across the state as well as nationally, lead professional development at numerous conferences, and was fortunate to have several television appearances including Connect NY with Susan Arbetter and the WMHT American Graduate Project. Following her selection as NYSTOY, Katie has also had the privilege of collaborating with teachers from around New York on the New York State Teacher of the Year Council and the Commissioner’s Advisory Council at the New York State Education Department.  She has also been named an NEA Pearson Global Learning Fellow and received the California Casualty Award for Excellence. She is a proud member of Delta Kappa Gamma and was recognized as the Delta Kappa Woman of Distinction for her chapter in 2015.

Katie is currently pursuing National Board Certification as an Early Childhood Generalist.

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Ms. Andrea Fortin-Nossavage
Membership Category: Teacher
Social Studies Teacher
Niagara Falls City School District
Niagara Falls, New York

Andrea Fortin-Nossavage is a native of Western New York, and proud alum returning to teach in the same public school system which she credits for her strong educational foundation. After high school, she attended SUNY Cortland and SUNY College at Buffalo; receiving a B.S. Degree in Social Studies Education in 1991. Andrea holds three Master’s Degrees from Niagara University: Foundations and Teaching, 1996; School Counseling, 2006; and Educational Leadership- School District and School Building Leadership, 2012. In her final semester at NU, she was awarded a full tuition scholarship sponsored by the Department of Professional Studies.

Andrea is NYS Certified in the areas of Social Studies, School Counseling, School District Leadership and School Building Leadership. She has amassed and shared a wide range of experience by delivering professional development, support and training to colleagues at the Classroom, Building, District, and State level. For nearly a decade, Andrea was a Teacher on Special Assignment and Coordinator of the Mentor Program (NYS-MTIP), working out of the Teacher Resource Center. Additional duties in the District Curriculum Office allowed for extensive opportunities to support various programs, grants, and initiatives in New Teacher Induction, Curriculum, Instruction, Professional Development, and Technology Integration. Andrea served as Chairperson of the District’s Character Education Committee, Co-Facilitator of the District’s Shared Decision Making body; the Executive Quality Council. Additionally, she collaborated on the District’s Professional Development Plan, Technology Plan and Annual Professional Performance Review Plans, and maintained numerous District webpages. Andrea has served as Instructional Coach for Social Studies/ELA, and assistant to the Building Administrator for Assessment; serving as PSAT/AP Coordinator and liaison to the College Board.

In July 2016, Andrea was awarded the honor of the Empire State Excellence in Teaching Award. This award honors outstanding individuals who exemplify the highest standard of teaching and work to foster creativity, instill a love of learning, and inspire independent thinking and student initiative. She is currently working on achieving her National Board Certification, teaching United States History and Government, and advising the Local History Club.

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Dr. Virginia Goatley

Membership Category: Higher Education

Professor, Department of Literacy Teaching and Learning

University at Albany

Albany, New York

Dr. Virginia Goatley is the Department Chair and a Professor in the Department of Literacy Teaching and Learning at the University at Albany-SUNY.  With a goal to prevent reading and writing difficulties for children, her recent research focused on teacher preparation and professional development that supports effective classroom practice, including the accreditation and assessment of teacher preparation. In collaboration with colleagues at the Child Research and Study Center, she was co-investigator for two recent federally funded grants through IES and FIPSE, focused on the early literacy coursework in teacher preparation programs.  From 2011-15, she was a co-investigator on a graduate level clinically rich teacher preparation grant funded by the New York State Education Department.  In her recent role as a member of the International Literacy Association’s Literacy Research Panel, she participated in efforts to use research as a framework for improving classroom practice and the policies that influence it.

Dr. Goatley is currently the Chair of the IB Commission and a Board member (ex-officio) for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).   She is a committee member for the International Literacy Association’s Standards for Specialized Literacy Professionals (2017 edition) and is chair of the Standard #3 Assessment and Evaluation sub-committee.  She is a  co-editor of the Journal of Literacy Research, a publication of the Literacy Research Association.  Her publications have appeared in several journals including the Journal of Educational Research, Language Arts, Language and Literacy Spectrum, Reading Research Quarterly, Reading and Writing Quarterly, and The Reading Teacher. She is a co-author of Engaging Elementary Students in Disciplinary Learning and Literacy (TC Press, 2014).

After teaching first grade for three years, she received her MS in Reading Instruction and PhD in Educational Psychology/Literacy from Michigan State University.  A faculty member at the University at Albany since 1995, Dr. Goatley also served as the Associate Dean for Professional Studies (2003-08) and Vice Dean (2008) in the University at Albany School of Education.  In 2011-12, she was the Director of Research for the International Reading Association.

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Dr. Albert Inserra

Membership Category: Administrator

Dean, College of Education, Information, and Technology

LIU Post

Brookville, New York

Dr. Albert Inserra is Dean of LIU Post’s College of Education, Information and Technology and is the Interim Dean for the School of Education at LIU Brooklyn.

Dr. Inserra began his career as a high school biology and chemistry teacher. He was then appointed to the position of Superintendent of Schools, a position he held for 10 years in the Carle Place Union Free School District and 7 years in the Port Washington School District. Following his public education career, he joined the Dowling faculty as an Associate Professor, achieving tenure and becoming a full Professor in 2010. As chair of Dowling’s Department of Educational Administration, Leadership and Technology, Dr. Inserra oversaw more than 40 doctoral students, many of whom went on to become leaders in their fields after completing research in areas related to public and private education, health care, and higher education. He was asked to assume Dowling’s presidency in 2014 and held that position until the College’s closing on August 31, 2016. Dr. Inserra maintains a research interest in public school finance, the future of liberal arts education in the United States, and the potential for partnerships between higher education and public schools.

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Colleen Lester
Membership: Administrator
Principal
Cambridge Central School District
Cambridge, New York

Since 2009, Colleen Lester has served as the Elementary Principal and CSE chair at Cambridge Central School. Before coming to Cambridge, Colleen was the principal at Jansen Avenue Elementary School in the Johnstown City School District. Prior to the principalship, she taught middle and high school in the Clarence Central School District.

Colleen received her B.A. from Saint Bonaventure University. She completed her graduate work, a Master of Science in Social Studies Education and Certificate of Advanced Leadership in Educational Leadership at the State University College at Buffalo. She is NYS certified in the areas of Elementary Education, Social Studies, School District Administration and School Administration and Supervision.

Colleen has a strong interest in teacher leadership and supporting professional learning for current and pre-service teachers. As a teacher and administrator, she has been involved in a myriad of policy and committee work, including mentoring, professional development and professional performance and review.

Colleen is a member of the National Association of School Principals and the Council of New York State Special Education Administrators. She is involved in several PLCs and professional networks with her teaching staff as well as other regional school leaders. Last year she was awarded the SAANYS Excelsior Award for commitment to excellence and outstanding contribution to the community and educational process.

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Ms. Katie Lobato

Membership Category: Teacher

Plattekill Elementary School

Plattekill, New York

After earning her B.A. in Inclusion Elementary and Special Education from Niagara University in 2001, Katie Lobato began her career as a middle school instructor of Spanish as a foreign language in the Hyde Park CSD. In 2007 with her M.S. in Education from SUNY New Paltz, Ms. Lobato switched to the field of TESOL and currently teaches English as a New Language in the Wallkill Central School District.  Katie has 18 years of classroom experience and has focused on collaborative co-teaching in grades K-8 for the past 11 years.  As a Mentor Teacher in the District ENL department, Katie facilitates professional development opportunities, designs ENL curriculum, and coordinates district wide ENL parent and family events. She has also served as a cooperating teacher for future TESOL educators.

As a member of the Ulster BOCES Title III Consortium team, Ms. Lobato has been a presenter for designing successful Student Learning Academies. She has developed curriculum and project- based learning experiences to help meet the needs of English Language Learners at both the elementary and secondary levels.  Ms. Lobato serves on a wide variety of school and district improvement teams, including the Professional Development Committee, CDEP team, and the RtI team. She is an advocate for bringing the spotlight to culturally and linguistically relevant teaching practices district wide.  Ms. Lobato has been a member of the NYSUT Subject Area Committee for English language Learners since 2014. This group’s work has included partnering to create guidance publications including “Yours, Mine, Ours: English Language Learners (ELLs) in New York State,” as well as putting forth recommendations to SED.

With a passion for volunteer service, Ms. Lobato serves as a liaison for Spanish speaking families in the community. She dedicates countless hours teaching families how to gain access to programs and resources as well as fundraising to help families in need. Ms. Lobato recently volunteered to serve as Co-President of Wallkill Nursery School and helped to improve the teacher performance evaluation process. As a dedicated advocate for all students, her goal is to continue to improve resources and enhance understanding of our diverse learning community.

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Dr. Dwight Manning

Membership Category: Higher Education

Associate Director, Office of Teacher Education,

Teachers College

New York, New York

Dr. Dwight C. Manning, a first generation college graduate, has over twenty years of experience as a teacher, teacher educator, and administrator. He holds Lifetime Teacher Certification from the Texas Education Agency and taught middle school in the Garland Independent School District. While still in graduate school, he was appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia and rose to the rank of tenured Associate Professor and Graduate Faculty. In 2008, he won a competitive Excellence in Teaching Award presented by the University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. In 2010, he relocated to New York to accept a position as Senior Lecturer and Music Education Program Director in the Arts and Humanities Department at Teachers College, Columbia University.

He currently serves as Associate Director for Assessment, Outreach and Programming Support, and edTPA Coordinator in the Office of Teacher Education at Teachers College, where he supports teacher candidate preparation of certification assessments; serves as liaison between internal offices and the New York City Department of Education, the New York State Education Department, and the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities; collaborates on international projects; and engages in research presentations disseminating institutional findings in wider educational contexts.

Manning earned a Bachelor degree in education (cum laude) at the University of Texas at El Paso; Masters degree at the University of Oklahoma; and his Doctorate degree at the University of North Texas. His research, peer-reviewed articles, and critical editions appear in four languages in professional journals and in library holdings worldwide. He has served on conference selection committees and presented at professional conferences of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE), American Educational Research Association (AERA), European Educational Research Association (EERA), and NYACTE-NYSATE.

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Ms. Colleen McDonald
Membership Category: Public
Retired English Teacher/ Director of NBCNY
Cambridge Central School District
Cambridge, New York

Colleen McDonald is a native of New York, educated in New York State public school system from kindergarten through graduation. She then continued in NY with her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the College of St. Rose. During her  NYS career, Colleen has worked as a special education teacher with BOCES and as both a special educator and an English teacher in a small rural public school in upstate New York. At one point, Colleen moved into administration as Director of Pupil Services but was drawn, by the desire to interact more directly with students, back to the  classroom. After, teaching in a middle school inclusionary special education model, Colleen pursued National Board Certification in English Language Arts and moved into a new stage of her career as a middle school and high school English teacher where she has served as a classroom teacher, department chairperson, and professional developer.

Colleen recently retired from a 32 year career in public education, yet continues to work at NBCNY, as site director for the NYS SEED grant  and write competitive district grants as well.

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Mr. Derek Pope

Membership Category: Teacher

Commack High School

Commack, New York

Derek Pope is a teacher at Commack High school, where he has taught multiple levels of mathematics, including International Baccalaureate courses, for the past twelve years. For the past three years he has also worked as an adjunct professor at Stony Brook University, where he teaches courses in methods for teaching mathematics to undergraduate and graduate students. Besides working with pre-service teachers in this capacity, he has hosted student teachers and observers, and worked as a mentor.

Mr. Pope is a National Board Certified Teacher as well as a NYS Master Teacher. In the beginning of his career he was a Teaching Fellow for the Knowles Teaching Initiative and continues to work with them as a Senior Fellow. As a classroom teacher, Mr. Pope is passionate about using various tools to teach his students to understand mathematics conceptually. He recently published an article in NCTM’s Mathematics Teacher journal highlighting one example of how technology can be used to help students understand mathematics more deeply. Beyond the classroom, Mr. Pope has led professional development experiences in his district, notably using the method of “lesson study” as a tool for professional growth. Mr. Pope holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Seton Hall University and an M.A.T. in Mathematics from Stony Brook University.

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Theresa Reynolds

Membership Category: Administrator

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction at Orange-Ulster BOCES

Goshen, NY

Theresa Reynolds (Terry) is the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction at Orange-Ulster BOCES. She is responsible for the Special Education, Career and Technical Education, Adult Education and Instructional Support Service Divisions. Within Human Resources, Terry supervises all personnel needs and requirements for certified staff and is the Title IX Officer. In addition to the role she plays in the BOCES, Terry also provides support to 17 component school districts. Prior to joining the BOCES team, she was the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction in the Marlboro Central School District for four years and a Principal in the Monroe-Woodbury Central School District for fifteen years.

Terry possesses a clear understanding of K-12 curriculum, new State initiatives including Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR,) New York State Learning Standards, Data Driven Instruction, and Dignity for All Act, as well as, state and federal regulations and grants. In her work with Human Resources, she has experience in K-12 certification requirements, labor management relations, and state and federal labor laws. She was a member of the design team that created one of the NYS approved Teacher Rubrics and is a trainer for the APPR process.

Terry is on the Executive Board for Staff/Curriculum Development Network (SCDN) and a member of Orange County’s Interagency Collaborative Team, Traffic Safety Board, Suicide Prevention Committee, and Youth Bureau Board. She is also on Sexually Aggressive Youth Assessment and Review Team (SAYART), the Education Committee for Dutchess-Orange United Way, and is certified by the New York State Education Department as a State trainer for the Dignity for All Act. Terry has presented at numerous state and national conferences focused on helping schools develop effective teacher evaluations and practices.

Terry has a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration from the State University College at New Paltz, an M.S. in Secondary School Administration from the University of Scranton, and a B.S. in Art Education from the State University College at New Paltz. She is certified as a Grade 1-6 Elementary Education Teacher, K-12 Art Teacher, and School District Administrator.

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Ms. Annette Romano
Membership Category: Teacher

Special Education Teacher/National Board Certified

Niskayuna Central School

Niskayuna, New York

Annette Romano is a first grade teacher in the Niskayuna CSD. She has a B.S. Degree in Special Education from SUNY Plattsburgh and a M. S. Degree in Reading from University at Albany. Annette became a Nationally Board Certified Teacher, Early Childhood Generalist, in 2001. Annette has taught elementary and special education in the Capital Region of New York for over twenty-five years.

From 2007-20012, Annette was a Teacher on Special Assignment, as the National Board Coordinator for New York State. She established the National Board Council of New York Network in 2007. Through the National Board Council of New York State Network, Annette collaborates with Teacher Centers, school districts, higher education, New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), and the State Education Department to increase awareness about National Board Certification, provide candidate support, and promote teacher leadership throughout the state. She is currently the NBCT consultant on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards-- Supporting Effective Educator Development Grant.

In 2010, Annette received the Bertha Brimmer Medal from the University at Albany Alumni Association and in 2013, she receive an Excellence in Education Award from NYSUT. Annette is also a member of the NBPTS Faculty and NYSUT. Teacher Leader Network, IRA, and ASCD. She has expertise in National Board Certification, Common Core Learning Standards, Teacher Leadership, edTPA, Teacher Evaluation, and CAEP.

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Dr. Michael Rosenberg

Membership Category: Higher Education
Dean, School of Education
SUNY New Paltz
New Paltz, New York

Michael S. Rosenberg was appointed as dean of the School of Education at the 
State University of New York at New Paltz, effective August, 2012. As the Dean of the School of Education at New Paltz, Rosenberg serves as the chief academic and administrative officer for the School. His responsibilities include mentoring department chairs; recruiting and developing new faculty; supporting and initiating regional partnerships; and coordinating with faculty to promote innovative programs responsive to the needs of the region and to the State University of New York (SUNY). Rosenberg also manages financial resources and external fundraising; oversees accreditation procedures; and implements SUNY and State Education Department policies.

Rosenberg previously served as the associate dean for research in the School of Education and a professor in the Department of Special Education at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Prior to his 26 years at Johns Hopkins (11 as department chair), Rosenberg was an assistant professor for four years at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., and also a visiting scholar at Westminster College in Oxford, England. Prior to his return to graduate study, Rosenberg taught secondary students with learning and behavior disorders for the Orleans-Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Services in New York.

Rosenberg was the co-editor of Teacher Education and Special Education, the journal of the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. He also co-authored five textbooks on various topics in special education. Rosenberg has authored or co-authored more than 60 articles and chapters, and served as a field editor for a number of special education journals.

Rosenberg completed a term as president of the Higher Education Consortium for Special Education and has served as research committee chair, publications chair, and secretary for the Council for Learning Disabilities. He was the first president of the Maryland Council for Learning Disabilities and completed a term as PTA president for Rodgers Forge Elementary School. He has advised over 35 doctoral graduates and was a recipient of the 2007 Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children/Merrill Teacher of Excellence Award.

Rosenberg holds both his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in special education from the State University College at Buffalo (Buffalo State). He earned his Ph.D. in special education at Pennsylvania State University, and was a 2008 Fulbright Fellow at Saint Patrick's College in Dublin, Ireland.

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Mr. David Rothfuss
Membership Category: Public Member
New York State United Teachers
Albany, New York

David Rothfuss holds permanent New York State certification in elementary education and special education and is currently an Associate in Research and Education Services for New York State United Teachers (NYSUT). He has been with NYSUT for almost 18 years and works on a wide range of federal and state educational policy issues. Areas of particular interest include services for students with disabilities, teacher certification and evaluation, and educational technology.

Mr. Rothfuss currently serves the Department as a member of the University of the State of New York Technology Policy and Practices Council (USNY TPPC) and the New York State Alternate Assessment Educator Advisory Panel (NYSAA EAP). He also regularly attends the meetings of the Commissioner’s Advisory Panel (CAP) for Special Education Services as a public observer.

Prior to coming to NYSUT, Mr. Rothfuss was a 14-year member of the NYS Education Department (SED) staff. While at SED, he gained extensive experience addressing statewide special education program concerns and the provision of appropriate services for students with disabilities.

Mr. Rothfuss began his career as an early childhood and special education teacher and worked in in a variety of educational settings in NYS and Colorado.

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Joseph Schaefer

Membership Category: Higher Education Dean, Coordinator of Student Teaching Supervision College of Saint Rose

Albany, New York

Joseph Schaefer is currently the Coordinator of Student Teaching Supervision and faculty member at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. He has held these positions at the College since 1999. Mr. Schaefer retired from public school administration after thirty-one years of service to the Guilderland and Bethlehem School Districts. Prior to school administration he taught at the elementary level for four years in the Guilderland Central School District.

Mr. Schaefer earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the State University of New York, Plattsburgh; a Master’s Degree in Education from the College of Saint Rose, Albany; and additional graduate work from the State University of New York, Albany.

Mr. Schaefer teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in the Teacher Education Department at the College of Saint Rose. He has presented at ACTE conferences in Montreal, New York City, and San Diego and the annual Constructivist Conference in Canton, NY. Joseph has also presented more locally for the New York Reading Association, Empire State College, New York State Home Economics Association, and the New York State Education Department.

Mr. Schaefer has been a curriculum associate for the Eastern Regional Institute for Education and has published several articles for Ambit Publications’ Principal’s Principles. He is an Honorary Life member of the New York State Congress of Parents and Teachers and received the Distinguished Educator Award from the Institute for Development of Educational Activities (a Charles Kettering Foundation affiliate).

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Amanda Silvestri

Membership Category: Teacher Hudson Falls Central School District

Hudson Falls, New York

Amanda Silvestri is originally from Fredericksburg, Virginia. She earned her BS in Human Development and Learning from Lynchburg College, and her MS in Teacher Education from SUNY Plattsburgh. Immediately following graduation from Lynchburg College, Amanda began her career in elementary education teaching kindergarten at Smith Station Elementary School, located in the Spotsylvania County School District, in Spotsylvania, Virginia. After moving to New York State, Amanda became the Director of the Thelma P. Lally Childcare Center in Scotia, New York. In the fall of 2008, Amanda began teaching kindergarten in the Hudson Falls Central School District. She currently remains in this position. Beginning in 2012, she has taken on the role of kindergarten grade level coordinator. This role has allowed Amanda to continue to pursue her passion for teaching and learning both inside as well as outside of the classroom. Amanda enjoys working with fellow colleagues to help strengthen and foster faculty and student engagement practices and assist in the process of effective teacher development. Amanda appreciates her administrative teacher leadership roles in addition to her teaching, as she truly loves to share her limitless passion for teaching and learning with others.

While serving in her current faculty role as a kindergarten teacher, as well as her administrative role as grade level coordinator, Amanda has also created, presented and participated in a vast array of faculty development initiatives, and other professional development opportunities within her district, region, and the state. She has served as a mentor teacher within the Hudson Falls Central School District. Amanda was also selected to be a contributing member of the Washington County School District Collaborative in 2015. Currently, she is a member of the Hudson Falls Central School District’s Learning Team.

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Ms. Pilar Sokol, Esq.
Membership Category: Public
Deputy General Counsel
New York State School Boards Association
Albany, New York

Pilar Sokol, Esq. is deputy general counsel to the New York State School Boards Association.  She holds a B.A. Degree in History from the College of the Sacred Heart in Santurce, Puerto Rico and a J.D. degree from Albany Law School, Albany, New York where she was a member of the Albany Law Review.  First joining the Association in 1989, she returned following a two year absence to work in private practice representing school districts.  Prior to joining the Association, Ms. Sokol clerked for the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department.  Before attending law school, she worked on Wall Street, primarily in the area of investor relations.

Ms. Sokol is the editor of the Association’s School Law publication, and a frequent lecturer for the Association and other organizations on legal issues related to public education.  She is a member of the State Education Department’s ESSA Think Tank and committee of practitioners. Throughout the years, she also has served as a member of the Department’s former NCLB committee of practitioners, APPR Task Force and Race to the Top Sustainability workgroup, among others.  Ms. Sokol is also a member of the Council of School Attorneys of the National School Boards Association where she serves as an officer of the Council’s board of directors, and as a member of the Council’s Special Education Task Force.  She sits, as well, on the board of directors of the New York State Association of School Attorneys.

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Ms. Elizabeth Waite

Membership Category: Teacher

Mathematics Teacher

Union-Endicott Central School District

Endicott, New York

Ms. Waite has been teaching mathematics for 25 years, most recently at Union-Endicott High School for 7 years. Prior to teaching at Union-Endicott she was a mathematics teacher at Binghamton High School and East Middle School in Binghamton, New York. Elizabeth also spent 3 semesters as an adjunct professor of mathematics at SUNY Broome. Ms. Waite has experience teaching all levels and types of mathematics, ranging from 7th grade math to AP Calculus. She has taught math to students in co-taught classrooms, classrooms consisting entirely of English language learners, classrooms with adult learners, and classrooms filled with students on an accelerated math pathway. Throughout these diverse experiences she has had the opportunity to teach using traditional schedules, semester block schedules, and double period lab based schedules.

Over the years, Elizabeth has been an active leader in mathematics education, volunteering in numerous positions for the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State. Ms. Waite has served on the AMTNYS Executive Board many times, and since 1997 her service to AMTNYS has included a multitude of capacities such as presenting workshops to other teachers, coordinating the Annual Fall Conference in 2012, and serving as President for the 2015-2016 academic year. In addition to volunteering in the state level professional organization for mathematics teachers, Ms. Waite has worked with the New York State Education Department on various projects including being a member of the Math Content Advisory Panel for the Common Core, reviewing Algebra 1 modules, working on the Integrated Algebra Format Committee, and being involved in the review process for several Regents exams.

Elizabeth Waite has a B.A. in both Mathematics/Statistics and Mathematics Education from Canisius College and a M.S.Ed in Mathematics Adolescence from Binghamton University.

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Keith Wiley

Membership Category: Teacher Buffalo Public Schools

Buffalo, NY

Keith Wiley has taught 7th and 8th grade Mathematics at Houghton Academy for 16 years. Prior to that he was in venture capital and investment banking. In response to growing concern with helping Buffalo’s inner-city students pass the New York State Math A Regents exam, Mr. Wiley began tutoring high school students in preparation for the exam. His 100% success rate was noticed by parents, students and members of the Buffalo Board of Education. Mr. Wiley has experience teaching all levels of Mathematics from 7th grade to college Calculus. He has taught in co-teaching environments, 8th grade advanced algebra classes, single gender classes and semester block schedules.

In 2013, Mr. Wiley led Houghton Academy students, with an 85% poverty rate, in the Buffalo City School Middle School Math League competition and toppled one of the top ranked schools in the nation, City Honors. This tremendous accomplishment was recognized and featured on the front page of the Buffalo News Sunday September 22, 2013 edition entitled. “An Underdog Story of Academic Glory.” Four years later, on May 19, 2017, Houghton Academy won the League Championship again. Over the past seven years, Mr. Wiley has served as an Adjunct Professor at Medaille College, teaching Math Methods for undergraduate and graduate teaching candidates. He has won numerous awards including the Buffalo News 2014 Outstanding Citizen Award.

Mr. Wiley has a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Canisius College, a M.B.A. in Finance from Canisius College; and a Secondary Math certificate from Canisius College.

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Schedule and Meeting Rooms

Professional Standards & Practices Board for Teaching

2019-2020 Schedule and Meeting Rooms

Date Meeting Room

Breakout Room

2019

July 23, 2019

EB 5A/B

EB 5C

 September 19, 2019

EB 5A/B

EB 982

September 20, 2019

EB 5A/B

EB 982

November 7, 2019

EB 217

EB 216 A/B

November 8, 2019

EB 217

EB 216 A/B

December 13, 2019
Video Conference
EB 150

2020

January 16, 2020

EB 217

EB 216 A/B

  January 17, 2020

EB 217

EB 216 A/B

** Snow Date for January **

February 6, 2020

EB 217 EB 216 A/B

February 7, 2020

EB 217

EB 216 A/B

March 19, 2020

EB 217

EB 216 A/B

March 20, 2020

EB 217

EB 216 A/B

April 23, 2020

Video Conference

EB 150

May 18, 2020

EB 217

EB 216 A/B

May 19, 2020

EB 217

EB 216 A/B

July 10, 2019

EB 217

EB 216 A/B

 
 
Agenda

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Education Building, Albany, NY MEETING AGENDA 

New Member Orientation and Training 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Lunch 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EB 5 A/B

FULL BOARD MEETING 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Room: EB 5 A/B

SUBCOMMITTEE MEETINGS 10:45 a.m. –12:00 p.m.
SUBCOMMITTEE MEETINGS 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Higher Education Room: EBA 982
Professional Practices Room: EB 5 A/B

Call to Order / Welcome / Information Items
9:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Presentesr: Co-chairs Terry Reynolds and Ginny Goatley

  1. Review of Agenda
  2. Approve Minutes: Mayl 2019
  3. Subcommittee appointments

Full Board

Review of ongoing assignments

9:30 a.m. -10:00 a.m.

Result: Discussion
Presenters: Co-chairs Terry Reynolds and Ginny Goatley
Process: Discussion 
Priority: P

Full Board

John D’Agati, Deputy Commissioner of Higher Education, Anael Alston, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Access, Equity and Community Engagement Services, Laura Glass, Coordinator Education Programs, Office of Teaching Initiatives

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Result: Discussion
Presenters: John D’Agati, Deputy Commissioner of Higher, Laura Glass, Coordinator Education Programs, Office of Teaching Initiatives Education
Process: Discussion
Priority: P

Subcommittee Meetings 
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

Higher Education

 

 

Professional Practices

Result: Subcommittee Work
Process: Small Groups
Priority: P

Room: EB 982

  • Continuing Data work
  • Continuing CTLE FAQs

Room EB 5 A/B

  • Mentoring Standards

LUNCH 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Subcommittee Reports
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Higher Education

 

 

Professional Practices

Result: Subcommittee Work 
Process: Small Groups
Priority: P

Room: EB 982

  • Continuing Data work
  • Continuing CTLE FAQs

Room EB 5 A/B

  • Part 83 and TSU cases
  • Mentoring Standards

Full Board

Laura Glass, Coordinator Education Programs, Office of Teaching Initiatives Education

3:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.

Result: Discussion

Presenters: Laura Glass, Coordinator Education Programs, Office of Teaching Initiatives Education, update CTLE FAQ

Process: Discussion

Priority: P

Subcommittee Reports

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Result:  Report on Subcommittee Sessions,

Presenters:  Co-chairs Professional Practices Subcommittee and   Co-chairs Higher Education Subcommittee

Process: Report, Summarize, and share Recommendations

Priority: P

Adjournment 4:30 p.m.

O =  Ongoing work     P = Priority agenda     C = (other identified) Concern

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New York State Education Department
Office of Higher Education
Attn: Virginia Kirby
89 Washington Avenue, EBA 975
Albany, NY 12234
518-486-3633