Victor Jaccarino is recognized throughout New York State as an expert in standards based curriculum and teaching, Victor has presented numerous workshops on literacy, and best practices in both the ELA and Content Area classrooms, conducting workshops throughout the state and country. Over the last five years, he has been working in many school districts with teachers and administrators promoting pedagogy that supports critical thinking, collaboration, and literacy in all subject areas. In addition, he has worked with school districts to develop curriculum that is standards based. Victor, a retired Chair of English from the Herricks Public School System, Program Director for Graduate Studies in English Education at Hofstra University, a Past President of both the Long Island Language Arts Council and the New York State English Council, has sat on the Board of the Conference on English Leadership, and chaired the NCTE convention in New York City. He has worked closely with and been a team leader for the NYSED, writing and reviewing State Learning Standards. In addition, he has worked on a number of Regents initiatives on standards based instruction and assessment projects. Victor represents Eastern Suffolk BOCES on the Statewide ELA curriculum development team.