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Presenter ELA Biographies Common Core Learning Standards & Assessments rapidly changing world of digitized information resources. As a Library of Congress American Memory Summer Fellow, she developed inquiry activities with teachers and librarians that enhance the teaching of K-12 history and culture using primary sources and multi-media artifacts. She found working with colleagues at Scarsdale High School to develop inquiry skills among ‘student historians’ exhilarating.

has worked with many Westchester school districts in the fields of leadership, English language arts, and most recently, in aligning district ELA curricula with the Common Core Standards and with best instructional practices. Edgar Glascott is the Coordinator of School Safety for Southern Westchester BOCES. For the last 15 years, he has served as Special Education teacher, Middle School Assistant Principal, Middle School Principal and High School Principal. Edgar holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, a Masters in Science in Special Education and an Advanced Certificate in Educational Administration and Supervision. Edgar has presented nationally on many topics including turn around schools, contract negotiations, building the master schedule, and changing the culture of low achieving schools. Edgar facilitated the successful implementation of two School Improvement Grants. He has an extensive background supporting central administration, staff, students and parents to strengthen teaching and learning. He demonstrates educational leadership and management skills and has exceptional knowledge in school restructuring.

Suzanne Doherty is the Assistant Director of Professional Development at Southern Westchester BOCES, working as a staff developer, program director and resource expert. She founded and directs the Section One Physical Education and Health Education Professional Development Consortium, currently enrolling 37 districts in three counties. Suzanne is the Project Director for the development of the SWBOCES Consortium Curriculum Guide for Physical Education. As a master level certified trainer for the Crisis Prevention Institute, she has trained over 1400 educators in the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention program, and consults with 20+ districts per year in the safe management of disruptive, assaultive, and violent student behavior. As Director of Teen Institute, Suzanne designed and facilitated retreats for teenagers focusing on leadership skills and positive healthy choices. Ms. Doherty has a NYS School District Leader Certificate, Master's degree in Counseling Psychology and Rehabilitation and a Certificate of Advanced Study in School Based Counseling.

Gravity Goldberg Ed.D. is an educational consultant and author who partners with districts to support meaningful learning opportunities for teachers and students. She specializes in literacy, special education, curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Gravity’s work ranges from demonstrating lessons and leading workshops on balanced literacy to working with administrators developing curriculum and customizing professional development programs. Dr. Goldberg was recently an assistant professor of education at Iona College in New York. She is co-author of the book, Conferring With Readers: Supporting Each Student’s Growth and Independence (2007) and her upcoming book is called Regarding Readers (2015).

Kathleen Evans has worked in the field of special education for over 30 years. She has taught special education at the elementary, middle and high school level. Kathy has been a Director of Special Education and has worked in collaboration with the New York State Education Department to develop and implement successful inclusive programs for students with disabilities. In addition to private sector and public education experience, Ms. Evans is an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Education, Curriculum and Teaching Department at Fordham University.

Steven Goldberg is the secondary social studies department chair of the City School District of New Rochelle. A past president of the National Council for the Social Studies, he has served as chairman of the Social Studies Content Advisory Panel to the State Education Department and the Board of Regents since its creation in 2012. He has been instrumental in social studies curriculum, instruction, and assessment in the state for over forty years.

Anne Gargan, Ed.D. has spent over 40 years in the field of education. She has served as a teacher, reading coordinator, assistant principal, principal and director of curriculum and professional development in the New York City schools. As an assistant professor in the Graduate Education division of Fordham University, she taught many courses at the Masters, P. D. and doctoral levels. At the present time, as a consultant, she

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