New York

Dan Hurley

DanHurleyGrowing up in a family of Rochester City School District educators, the talk around the table was always focused on instruction and the latest professional development that had been offered. Without hesitation, I began my first teaching assignment in one of the classrooms that my father had taught in two decades before.... Read more about Dan Hurley

Shirley JA Green

ShirleyJAGreenA proud African American woman who became an educator after realizing my passion was about interacting with people.  As a graduate of the Rochester City School District, it was an honor to begin my teaching career in a district I had grown up in.... Read more about Shirley JA Green

Michele White

MicheleWhiteMichele White began her career in education with the Rochester City School District in September 2001. After 11 years at the building level, Michele transitioned to the District’s Central Office to support the implementation of Race to the Top in the Rochester City Schools.... Read more about Michele White

Dia N. Bryant

DiaDia Bryant is a Doctoral Candidate in the Ed.LD program. Dia is deeply focused on strengthening outcomes for students of color in urban communities similar to her hometown - Detroit, MI.... Read more about Dia N. Bryant

Marisa Sorbaro

MarisaSorbaroMarisa Sorbaro started in the New York City School System 20 years ago as an elementary school teacher. Currently she is an Assistant Principal at P.S. 85 in the Bronx serving over 1,000 students grades Pre-K-5. Marisa is passionate about working with teachers to collaboratively develop curriculum that meets the needs of diverse learners with an emphasis on integrating 21st Century skills.... Read more about Marisa Sorbaro

Leah Sadykov


Leah Sadykov currently works as a School Improvement Coach in Queens, NY within the NYC Department of Education. Prior to that, Sadykov worked within the NYCDOE’s Office of Renewal Schools as Instructional Coach and Inquiry Lead. Sadykov began her...

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Terryl Dozier

TerrylDozierTerryl Dozier is the Director of Data and Inquiry on the School Improvement Team, New York City Department of Education. In his current role, Terryl helped bring the Data Wise School Improvement Process to the Renewal School Program.... Read more about Terryl Dozier

Cherina Booker

CherinaBookerCherina Booker is currently an Assistant Principal of Instructional Support Services at Flushing High School in Queens, NY. Cherina has a commitment to equity and access for all learners and believes that when equipped with the correct tools and support all students can achieve high levels of success.... Read more about Cherina Booker

Tricia Delauney

Tricia DelauneyTricia Dominique Delauney has been the Principal of Elijah Stroud Middle School 353 in Brooklyn, NY since October 2012. Over the span of eighteen years, Ms. Delauney has also  served as a Teacher and Assistant Principal  to the students and families of District 17, Brooklyn, NY.   Ms. Delauney is a passionate champion for all learners. She is committed to ensuring that relationships fostered in her school community are nurturing, caring, compassionate and meaningful.... Read more about Tricia Delauney

Michele Shannon

MicheleShannonMichele is a National Leadership Facilitator for the New York City Leadership Academy. In this role, she works with school, district and state leaders to explore issues of inequity in schools. She served as the Chief of Schools for Boston Public Schools and the Sr. Director of Administrator Development for Los Angeles Unified School District.... Read more about Michele Shannon

Crystal Lindsay

Crystal LindsayCrystal Lindsay has been an educator for 23 years and has served in an Administrative Leadership role for the last years 17 years. She is currently the Director of School District Improvement Initiatives for the Office of State Federal Education Policy at the New York City Department of Education.... Read more about Crystal Lindsay

Lindsay Messina

Lindsay MessinaLindsay is a Senior Research Analyst at the Office of Renewal Schools, New York City Department of Education.  During the 2016-17 school year, she managed an initiative that brought the Data Wise Improvement Process into 21 struggling New York City schools through supportive coaching visits and targeted professional development sessions and there are plans to expand the program for the 2017-18 school year.... Read more about Lindsay Messina

Belinda-Kisiwaa Adefope

Belinda-Kisiwaa AmoakoBelinda-Kisiwaa Adefope is currently a Senior Director of Instruction, AP for All Initiative with the New York City Department of Education. Belinda-Kisiwaa has worked in the field of education for over a decade as a classroom teacher, an instructional coach, regional professional development specialist, adjunct instructor, and full time administrator.... Read more about Belinda-Kisiwaa Adefope

Katie Skalka

Katie SkalkaKatie Skalka began her career in education as an outdoor educator focusing on science, natural history, and team development. As an outdoor educator Katie worked with a variety of student populations and age ranges, specializing in students with disabilities and struggling teens.... Read more about Katie Skalka