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Consultant Network

What is a Consulting Network?

The Consulting Network provides coaching/consultant expertise to component school districts by matching expertise with specific staff needs in a district. In contrast with the regional workshop approach, the Network provides customized staff development for teachers and/or administrators in their district. You can search for consultants on our website or you can reach out to request a referral at pdreferral@esboces.org.  

Once you decide to move forward with In-District PD, please visit our "Forms" page and complete the In-District Planning Form.  The completed form must be emailed to pdteam@esboces.org.  

Acosta, Kristen

Kristen Can Help With:

  • Mathematics Routines – Beyond the Textbook
  • Making Number Sense Active
  • Making Math an Active Subject
  • Utilizing Images to Engage Students in Math
Anderson, Dr. Mishka

Mishka Can Help With:

  • Culturally Relevant Teaching
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Secondary Literacy
  • Phonics for Secondary Teachers
  • Differentiated Instruction for Secondary Teachers
Annunziato, Dr. Anthony

Anthony Can Help With:


● Collaborative Leadership
● Collective Mindset
● School Improvement Planning

Banilivy, Dr. Max

Max Can Help You With

Grades K-12
●Creating suicide safety in schools
●Comprehensive Youth Suicide
●Next steps and challenges

Bartholomew, Dr. Selma K.

Dr. "B" Can Help With:

Grades K-12

  • Bridging Number Sense and Algebra
  • Developing Academic Vocabulary
  • Building conceptual understanding in math and STEM
  • Questioning and reasoning in STEM classrooms
  • Implementing a Performance Based Assessment Model

If you are interested in working with this consultant please click here pdreferral@esboces.org

Benjamin, Amy

Amy Can Help With: 

GRADES K-12

  • Understanding and assessing reading comprehension
  • Utilizing academic vocabulary to increase reading comprehension
  • Implementing the writing process in content areas
  • Teaching grammar
  • Utilizing Socratic Seminar to encourage student discourse
Benson, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Can Help With:

  • Strategies for Working with Students Who Challenge Us Most
  • Managing Change in Schools
  • Improve Lesson Plans with SEL

 

Bernato, Dr. Richard

Rich Can Help With:


● Collaborative Leadership and Shared Decision Making
● 21st Century Competencies/ Systems thinking
● School Improvement/School Quality Review

Blair-Braxton, Wendy

Can Help With:

  • Culturally Responsive-Sustaining (CR-S) Education
  • The New York Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework

 

Bollar, Steven

Steve Can Help With:

  • Inspiring Keynote
  • Leadership Development
  • Innovative Ideas to Engage Students and Staff
  • School Climate Strategies
Bovard, Adele

Adele Can Help With:


● Restorative Justice Principles and Practices
● Leadership and Organizational Development
● Site-Based Management

 

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Brown, Dr. Luvelle

Luvelle Can Help With:

GRADES K-12
●The self-reflection, productive conflict, and policy shifts needed to cultivate culturally responsive and inclusive school districts

Buechner, Karen

Karen Can Help With:

GRADES K-12
●Mind mapping in the content areas
●Using a writer's notebook to unlock student potential
●Culturally Responsive Teaching
●Equity literacy for all learners

Cabral, Joshua

Johsua Can Help With:

  • World Languages
  • Language and Culture
  • Authentic Language Learning
  • Grammar as a Concept and in Context
Caliendo, Joan

Joan Can Help With:

  • Social Studies Framework
  • Instructional Strategies for Teaching SS Content
  • Civic Seal
Campbell, Laura

Laura Can Help With:

  • Dr. John C. Maxwell Certified Leadership Trainer
  • The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
  • The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth
Clark, Angela

Angela Can Help With:

  • Differentiated Instruction
  • AIS/MTSS Interventions
  • Instructional Strategies
Cochrane, Glen

Glen Can Help With:

Grades 9-12
●Implementing engaging strategies to teach Living Environment
●Utilizing strategies to increase student success within the Science classroom
●Understanding the standards to improve lesson planning

Cohen, Jess  (Schoolwide, Inc.)

Jess (Schoolwide, Inc.) Can Help With:

  • Using Reader's Notebooks
  • Using Writer's Notebooks
  • Embedded Grammar Instruction
  • Supporting Independent Reading
  • Curriculum Audit/Literacy Review
Cordova, Sarah

Sarah Can Help With:

GRADES K-8
●Utilizing literacy assessments to inform instruction
●Writing Curriculum and units of study for using Google Docs
●Providing administrator/parent workshops in the area of literacy
●Implementing poetry Workshop

Daggett, Dr. Bill

Bill Can Help With:

  • The Future of Artificial Intelligence and Its Implications for Education
  • Restoring Balance to Schools While Preparing Students for Their Future
  • Learning 2025: National Commission on Student-Centered, Equity-Focused Education
  • Career Ready Trumps College Ready
  • Moving Vision to Action
  • Creating Future-Focused Schools
Darvin, Dr. Jacqueline

Jacqueline Can Help With:

  • Instructional Strategies for English Language Learners (ELLs) and Multi-Lingual Learners (MLLs)
  • Literacy in Content Areas Grades 6 – 12
  • Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
  • Teacher Induction
Deeb Westervelt, Dr. Wafa

Wafa Deeb Can Help With:

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity
  • Culturally Responsive Educators
  • Strategies for English Language Learners/Multilingual Learners
  • Federal Grants
Della Valle, Joan (Core 21 Educational Services)

Joan Can Help with:

  • Personalized Learning
  • Problem Based Learning
  • Instructional Strategies that Make an Impact
  • Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)
  • Mathematics Best Practices
  • Science Methodologies and Practices
De Luca, Dr. Deborah

Deborah Can Help With:


● Leadership and Organizational Development
● Social Emotional Learning
● Book Studies

Despagni, Trish

Trish Can Help With:

  • Mathematical Conceptual Understanding Within and Across Grade Levels 
  • Building Fact Fluency
  • Number Sense Routines in Mathematics 
  • Formative Assessments in Mathematics
  • Differentiated Instruction in Mathematics
  • Math Discourse in the Classroom 
  • Curriculum Writing/Scope & Sequence Aligned to Next Gen Math Standards
Dinota, Kathleen

Kathleen Can Help With:

Grades 6-12
●Implementing AP, honors and Regents Chemistry curriculum
●Creating outdoor education lessons
●Planning NYSSLS-aligned lessons
●Enhancing instruction with three- dimensional teaching and learning
●Providing Sci21 training

Dougherty, Edward

Ed Can Help With:

  • Project based learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Personalized Learning
  • Master based Learning
Edwards, Dr. Steven

Steven Can Help With:

Grades K-12
●Project Based Learning (PBL)-Including Introductions, framework, curriculum mapping, lesson planning, interdisciplinary studies; questioning techniques and applying Webb's depth of knowledge to lesson planning
●Curriculum development and planning
●Interdisciplinary teaming
●Developing professional learning communities

Edwards, Jillian

Jillian Can Help With:

  • Level 1 Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator Training (Tier 1 and 2 Teachers)
  • Level 1 Practicum
Flynn, Dr. Michael

Mike Can Help With:

  • Building teacher's math knowledge
  • Effective math teaching practices
  • Embedded professional learning labs
  • Gap theory - uncover knowledge they don't have and fill in
  • Fact fluency
Forbes, Paul

Paul Can Help With:

  • Implicit Bias The Work Behind the Work
  • Identity and Implicit Bias
Foster, Christina

Christina Can Help With:

  • Teacher Mentoring for Administrators
  • Introduction to Teacher Mentoring Program
Francis, Erik

Erik Can Help With:

  • Deconstructing Depth of Knowledge (DOK)
  • Good Questioning and Inquiry
Fredrickson, Erik

Erik Can Help With:

  • Professional Coaching
  • Staff Communication/Team Building Workshops
  • School Wellness Workshops for Admin and Staff
  • Informed decision-making initiatives
  • Qualitative and Stakeholder Engaged Hiring Process Development
Gallagher, James

James Can Help You With

Grades K-12
●Leadership Trainings
●Socially and Emotional Learning
●Search Inside Yourself (SIY)
●Powerful Practice of Mindfulness for building emotional intelligence and cultivating well being

Grable, Laura

Laura Can Help With: 

Grades K-12
●New Teacher Mentoring
●Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education
●ELL/MLL

Grant, Alice

Alice Can Help With

Grades 6-12
●Developing a Vertical Alignment Model for teaching Inquiry Skills
●Infusing literacy instruction into the Social Studies curriculum
●Integrating the teaching of historical thinking skills into Social Studies instruction
●Strengthening Advanced Placement History instruction as per the new Frameworks
●Pre AP/Vertical Teams in Social Studies
●Mapping Social Studies Curriculum 6-12 (Content and Skills) to integrate the elements in the new Social Studies Framework
●Providing US and Global History content support for teachers of Special Education and English Language Learners

Grasso, Brian

Brian Can Help With:

  • Growth mindset
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Neurological health and mental resilience
  • Teacher/Student communication
  • Cooperative working environment

 

Grella, Rebecca Ann

Rebecca Can Help With:

  • STEM Consultant
  • Curriculum development
  • NYS SMART NY grant team
  • Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards
Guastello, Francine

Francine Can Help With:

  • Multi-Sensory Language (Orton-Gillingham)
  • Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator (OGCE) Level
  • Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator (30 hour course)
  • Orton-Gillingham Practicum (100 hours)
Jaccarino, Victor

Victor Can Help With:

GRADES K-12
●Creating standards based curriculum, units, lessons
●Implementing best practices for reading and writing promoting close reading, raising text complexity, developing argument
●Teaching literacy in the content areas
●Applying critical thinking strategies
●Utilizing teaching protocols and student collaboration

Jackson, Ryen

Ryen Can Help With:

Grades K-12
●Scaffolding Instruction of Mathematics
●Equity in Mathematics
●Using Differentiated Math Stations

Jorgensen, Dr. Raymond

Ray Can Help With:


● Boards of Education Retreats
● Leadership and Team Building Practices
● Strategic and Organizational Development

Kang, Dr. Emily

Emily Can Help With:

Grades K-12
●Introduction to NYSSLS Lesson Planning and Assessment
●Aligning Curriculum to the NYSSLS
●Developing NYSSLS-Aligned Formative and Summative Assessments
●Supporting English Language Learners in Science
 

Keany, Michael

Michael Can Help With:

● Coaching/Mentoring and Providing Feedback for Professional Growth
● Leadership Development
● SWOT Analysis and Decision Making

Kilmek, Emma

Emma Can Help With:

● Organizational Development
● Data Driven Instruction
● Inquiry Teaming

Kirkwood, Duncan

Duncan Can Help With:

  • Grit in Education
  • Psychological Resilience
  • Building Student Resilience

 

Kolbeck, Lauren

Lauren Can Help With:

GRADES K-12
●Balanced Literacy
●Reading and/or writing workshops
●Role of readers' and/ or writer's notebook 
●Science of Reading

 

Kolhoff, Diana

Diana Can Help With:

Grades K-12
●Mathematics Education Training for Elementary Teachers
●Implementing Research Based Best Practices for Mathematical Pedagogy K-12
●Increasing Rigor: deep conceptual understanding, fluency and application
●Understanding and applying mathematical practices
●Utilizing data driven instruction for differentiation
●Understanding Acceleration Pathways

Kros, Frank

Frank Can Help With:

GRADES K-12

  • Trauma-Informed and Trauma-Responsive Care
  • Neuroscience-Informed Learning Techniques
  • Mental Health Support Strategies
  • Tools and Techniques for Managing Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Brain-Aligned Organizational Leadership
  • Building Resilience
  • Education and Poverty: Bridging the Gap
  • Effective Communication and Public Speaking
  • Constructive Feedback for Positive Change
  • Enhancing Executive Function
  • Tools for Self-Regulation
  • Keynote Speaking Engagements
  • Personalized 1:1 Coaching
Krownapple, John

John Can Help With:

GRADES K-12
●Dignity Framework for educational equity as a solution to the common challenges district face when attempting to implement equity.
●Eliminating the Stereotype Thread through Belonging
●Envisioning a School Where Everyone Belongs

Kussin, Steven

Steven Can Help With:

GRADES 9-12
●Creating effective scheduling
●Manipulating and innovating the traditional schedule
●Increasing instructional time
●Maximizing the impact of the school day

Lakretz, Beth

Beth Can Help With:


GRADES K-12
●Implementing/ sustaining the co-teaching model
●Making curriculum accessible to all
●Providing inclusive Education
●School and District-Level Planning
●Developing classroom communities and social/peer interactions
●Completing individual student studies
●Applying Person-Centered Planning
●Implementing disability specific strategies

Leadership GRADES K-5
●On site consulting with elementary school administrators on ways to establish and maintain successful integrated co-teaching models in their elementary schools
●Additional (before & after) coaching & consulting with co-teaching teams will be scheduled to facilitate and secure the success of their ICT programs

Lalor, Angela

Angela Can Help With:

Grades K-12
●Assessment based approach to learning
●Maximizing learning
●Supporting students as independent learners

Lauckhardt, Dr. James

James Can Help With:

  • Strategic Planning 
  • Survey development and implementation
  • Goal setting and identifying key performance indicators
  • Improving data literacy to inform instruction
  • Data analytics
L' Ecuyer, Tiffany (Research for Better Teaching)

Tiffany Can Help With:

  • Studying Skillful Teaching
  • Foundations in Teaching: Preparing for the First Years
  • Making Student Thinking Visible: With & Without Coaching
  • Analyzing Teaching for Student Results
  • Framework for Central Office Leaders
Leo, Kerry (Davinci Collaborative)

Kerry Can Help With:

GRADES K-12
●Dyslexia and/or Reading/Language-Based Learning
●Dyscalculia and Math Related Learning Challenges
●Executive Function
●How to Help Students Succeed
●Learning and Technology Tools and Assistive Supports for Students

LGBT Network

LGBT Can Help With:

  • Creating safe spaces for LGBTQ people
Linscott-Feinstein, Deborah

Deborah Can Help With:

GRADES K-12
●Balanced Literacy
●Reading and/or writing workshops
●Role of readers' and/ or writer's notebook 
●Science of Reading

Maglisceau, Dr. Tom

Tom Can Help With:

GRADES K-12
●Distraction, Disruption, Motivation & Grit: Our Brains on Adolescence

Marcin, Dr. Marisol

Marisol can help with: 

  • Updating pedagogical practices in world language education
  • Mentoring and training for language educators
  • Teaching strategies for equity and inclusion
  • Mentoring and coaching for supporting multilingual learners
  • Turnkey training on multilingual learners' education

 

McDermott, Dr. Carrie

Carrie Can Help With:

Grades K-12
●Complying/sustaining TESOL mandates
●Implementing mentor programs and staff training
●Utilizing curriculum writing to enhance ENL/ELL student success
●Applying various instructional methods

McGee, Natalie

Natalie Can Help With:

GRADES K-12
●Equity Institute Training
●Equity Action Planning
●Districtwide Equity Action Planning Services
●DEI Strategy Consultation
●Cultural Proficiency

McTighe, Jay

Jay Can Help With: 

GRADES K-12
●UbD Curriculum Design
●Designing Authentic Assessments
●Rubrics
●Curriculum Mapping

Moody, Howard

Howard Can Help With:

  • Building trust with 'Heart Play'
  • Nurture Heart Approach for ADHD
  • Restorative Justice
  • Communication
Newton, Dr. Nicki

Nicki Can Help With:

  • Running Math Records - assessment system for basic math fluency
Noel, Dr. William

William Can Help With:

GRADES K-12
●Assessing Cultural Competencies
●Implicit Bias, Equity & Cultural Competence in Schools
●Reaching the Sometimes Hard-to-Reach

Pacinello, Dr. Christine

Christine Can Help With:

  • Math Talks
  • Differentiated Instruction in the Elementary Math Classroom
  • Fractions - including strategies specific for ELL/MLL & students of varied ability levels

 

Paget, Mike

Mike Can Help With:

GRADES K-12
●Behavior Consulting
●Managing Classroom Behavior
●Crisis Intervention

Pecorale, Erica

Erica Can Help With:

GRADES K-8
●Creating literacy rich environments
●Coaching and Modeling best practices
●Implementing a Balanced Literacy approach
●Developing literacy strategies

Pelcher, Stephanie Burt

Stephanie Can Help With: 

  • Develop trust and rapport

  • Utilize conversation structures for planning, reflecting and problem resolving

  • Utilize the coaching tools of pausing, paraphrasing, and posing questions

  • Use data to mediate thinking

  • Cognitive Coaching

Peppe, Rose

Rose Can Help With:

GRADES K-12
●Every Student Succeeds Act
●Effective Instructional Practices

Ripple, Diane

Diane Can Help With:

GRADES K-12
●Inclusive Education
●Co-Teaching
●Differentiated Instruction
●Para Professional Training
●Community Building

Roman, Lizette

Lizette Can Help With:

  • Culturally Responsive Education through the Lens of MLL Students in All Content Areas
  • Second Language Acquisition, Translanguaging, Scaffolding, Comprehensible Input 
  • SIOP Methods-Language Objectives & Comprehensible Input
  • Effective Communication w/ parents of ELL/MLL students
Rosenbaum, Dr. Harold

Harold can help with:

  • Choir Clinics
  • Conducting Workshop for Music Teachers
  • Vocal Coaching for Concerts and Soloists

 

Photo of Anne Rullan

Anne Can Help With:

GRADES K-12
●Standards based grading

●DASA

●MTSS

●Standard Based

Russo, Charles

Charles Can Help With:

  • Conversational Leadership
  • Strategic Planning
  • Boards of Education
Russo, Dr. Concetta

Concetta Can Help With:

GRADES K-12
●Dyslexia: What It Is and What to Do About It
●Specialized Program Individualizing Reading Excellence (SPIRE) Training
●Customized Trainings as needed

Santaromita, Nicolle

Nicolle Can Help With:

  • Next Gen Math Standard
  • Model small group math instruction
  • Develop individualized math assessments
  • Demonstrate Record keeping for formative assessments
Schroeder, Dr. Mubina K.

Mubina Can Help With:

  • Artificial Intelligence in Education
  • Leveraging Virtual Reality as a Learning Space
  • Educational Technology
  • Using Educational Technology to Promote Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Skills
  • Digital STEM Curriculum

 

Seeley, Kristina

Kristina Can Help With:

GRADES K-8
●Analyzing current literacy programs and setting goals for school-wide transformation and growth

●Equipping teachers to administer the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment with fidelity, analyze results, and teach with intention through small group instruction for accelerated growth

●Providing guidance on effective literacy teaching methods through whole-class, small group, and individual instruction, including Fountas and Pinnell Classroom

●Offering effective literacy workshops tailored for administrators, literacy coaches, and other leadership roles 

●Equipping parents with practical reading strategies to support student growth at home

 

Serrano, Carol

Carol Can Help With:

  • Critical Thinking in the Classroom
  • The Question Formulation Technique
  • Inquiry based learning/curious classroom
  • Literacy Workstations
  • Balanced Literacy
  • Strategies for Teaching the Big Six for Effective Literacy Instruction
  • Book Studies for Elementary Classroom Teachers
  • Strategies for Phonemic Awareness and Phonics in the Intermediate Grades
Photo of Randy Simmons

Randy Can Help With:

GRADES K-12

●Providing AIS mentoring services informed by data
Enhancing instructional coaching in all content areas by analyzing student data
●Implementing and maintaining effective data teams
●Facilitating the training of teachers and administrators in the design of rigorous assessments at all grade levels and in all departments
●Linking Webb's Depth of Knowledge as well as other criteria related to classifying the objectives and rigor of assessment tasks

Singer, Dr. Alan

Alan Can Help With:

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity
  • History of Long Island Race Relations
Siris, Dr. Karen

Karen Can Help With: 

GRADES K-12
●Understanding anti bullying protocols
●Implementing Dignity for All Students
●Creating New York State Safe Schools

Photo of peggie staib

Peggie Can Help With:

GRADES K-12
●Developing & Fostering positive school culture
●Teacher Mentor Training
●Social Emotional Learning

Stein, Dr. Rita

Rita Can Help With:

GRADES K-12
●Implementing and sustaining character education
●Applying effective behavior management strategies
●Understanding =instructional strategies
●Implementing administrative practices that impact culture and climate

Sulla, Dr. Nancy

Nancy Can Help With:

Grades K-12
●Designing learner active classrooms
●Designing equitable learning environment
●Building executive function

Taldone, Catherine

Catherine Can Help With:

Grades K-12
●Coordinating self- sustaining programs
●Increasing grant writing & management
●Implementing program planning and development
●Creating school & community partnerships

Thomas, Dr. Andrea

Andrea Can Help With:

  • Learn and Understand AI
  • Create opportunities for Global Learning
  • Intercultural Learning
  • Mentorship
  • Project Based Learning

 

Photo of AlanVanCott

Alan Can Help With:

GRADES K-12
●Leadership Development
●Moving Schools from good to great

Villani, Dr. Jeanne

Jeanne Can Help With:

GRADES K-12
●Identifying and Supporting Students on the Autism Spectrum
●Assessing Students with Autism
●Strategies and Interventions for Students with ASD
●Making curriculum accessible to all
●Providing inclusive Education
●School and District-Level Planning
 

Vorwald, Brian

Brian Can Help With:

Grades 6-12
●Incorporating inquiry into the Science classroom
●Applying inclusion and co-teaching strategies in the science classroom.
●Developing curriculum that aligns science curricula with NY State Standards
Leadership GRADES 6-12
●Fourteen years as middle school and high school science department chairperson
●Responsible for comprehensive 6-12 science curriculum and master schedule
●Supervision of teachers including strategic planning and shared decision making
●Communication Skills
●Development and management of the 6-12 science budget

Whitaker, Dr. Todd

Todd Can Help With:

  • What Great Leaders Do Differently
  • How To Get All Teachers To Be Like The Best Teachers
  • Rewiring and Recharging Your School Culture
  • Classroom Management From The Ground Up
  • Motivating People During Difficult Times
  • Leading School Change: 9 Strategies to Bring Everybody On Board
  • Reaching All Learners through Win-Win Discipline?
  • Building and Enhancing Staff Morale/ Motivating & Inspiring Teachers
  • Motivational Workshops and Speeches
  • Supervision-Evaluation and Instructional Improvement
  • Middle Level Development
  • The Power of Positive Communication
Photo of Debra Winter

Debra Can Help With:

GRADES K-12
●Special Education Collegial Circles

Yoel, Selene

Selene Can Help With:

  • Instructional Strategies for students in special education, ELLS and MLLS
  • Response to Intervention (RTI) and Multi-Tiered Support System (MTSS) strategies

 

Zinn, Dr. Kelly

Kelly Can Help With:

  • Educator Self-Care
  • Supporting Student Mental Health
  • Creating Trauma Sensitive School Environments