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Presenter ELA Biographies Common Core Learning Standards & Assessments Alison Telsey, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist, possessing additional certifications in special education, administration and deaf education. She worked as a professional developer and school improvement specialist for BOCES Southern Westchester for over 30 years. In that capacity, she has provided technical assistance (workshops, coaching, planning) to educators to maximize educational opportunities for students with disabilities. Dr. Telsey has had international experience in the country of Bhutan. She has spent several summers conducting professional development for educators and government officials to expand special education programs. She has co-authored and published two articles focusing on her work in the country. Alison believes in providing teachers practical hands-on strategies that are easily implemented to help students meet success.

Darlene Westinghouse, Ed.D. is a supervisor of Instructional Services at Rockland BOCES and is Harvard trained on Universal Design for Learning. She has a vast background and knowledge of technology integration in the classroom, as well as 21st century reading for all students. Dr. Westinghouse has also attended two years of training at NYSED on all aspects of the Regents Reform Agenda. She is a NYS certified Business Teacher, Education Technology Specialist and School District Administrator. She has worked as a high school business teacher, CIO and as an Instructional Technology Specialist Administrator offering professional development in many facet of 21st century teaching and learning. Mary Elizabeth Wilson, Ed.D. is a teacher and teacher educator with more than 20 years of experience in public and private education across Pre K-20 learning environments. She is a former assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, director of curriculum and instruction, director of research in education, consultant, supervisor of secondary science, science department chairperson and science teacher (elementary, middle and high school).

Mirell Walden, Ph.D. has had extensive experience as a teacher in New York City Elementary Schools. For the last 12 years she has worked as a Teacher Center Specialist, Literacy Coach, Staff Developer and Literacy Consultant. Having spent many years in the classroom, she knows that teachers are always looking for ways to perfect their practice. Her workshops focus on practical, "how-to" ideas, while also including some theoretical underpinnings. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, a Master of Science in Elementary Education, a Master of Arts in English, and a Ph.D in English.

Jim Wright, M.S. is a certified school psychologist and school administrator in central New York State. He is the creator of Intervention Central (www.interventioncentral.org), a popular website featuring free student intervention ideas. Jim has over 17 years experience working in public schools and has taught remedial writing at the community college level. He is now a full-time trainer and consultant to schools and organizations on issues relating to educational change and at-risk learners.

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