BRONXVILLE TEACHER CENTER POLICY BOARD MEETING DATES
September 17, 2019 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, November 14, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, January 15, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Friday, April 17, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Monday, June 9, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
BEING THE CHANGE by Sara K. Ahmed
Book Study Diversity Workshop
D.r Minu Thomas & Mr. Derrick DiRienzo, Facilitators
October 28, 2019
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Bronxville & Chapel School Teachers Meet for a Book Study on
A Teacher's Guide to Reading Conferences by Jennifer Serravallo
Meghan Hand, Facilitator
October 10, 2019
Welcome New Faculty Members!
2019 - 2020
Left to Right: Vanessa Lawson, Middle School English; Gina Perl, Third Grade; Valentina Kalaj, Fifth Grade; Kerry Casto, Fifth Grade Andrew Burke, Computer Science High School; Leigh Merin, Elementary School Art; Brian Halling, High School Mathematics; Kathryn Westherheim, First Grade; Jason Wofsey, Middle School Technology; Allyn Flaherty, Middle School Math ; Daniel Tocci, Middle School Science; Wyeth Tvenge, Middle School Orchestra; Jessica Liberatore, Middle School Special Education; Kris Hart, High School Social Studies; Lisa Azria, High School Special Education Life Skills; Uma Karkala, Middle and High School Band; Dr. Thomas Viviano, High School School Psychologist ; Michael Whelean, High School Special Education; Erin Doolan, Elementary School Physical Education; Cesar Sanchez, Middle and High School Spanish
Welcome Interns and Residents!
2019 - 2020
Left to Right: Lily O'Neil, Kindergarten Teacher Resident; Elise Capozzi, Fourth Grade Teacher Resident; Gina Sciacca, Psychology Intern; Amarella Hamo, Psychology Intern; Samantha York, First Grade & Special Education Teacher Resident; Jaime Carroll Second Grade Teacher Resident; Delia Hernandez, Psychology Intern; Kerry Ford, Fifth Grade Teacher Resident; Amanda Czik, Psychology Intern; Julia Alberico Third Grade Teacher Resident; Juliet Schwarz, Psychology Intern; Rosiemarie Kurtz, Psychology Intern; Nazia Denese, Psychology Internnish
HIGH TECH HIGH VISITS NEW YORK!
July 8 & 9, 2019
June 8, 2019
NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION FACILITATOR TRAINING
Annette Romano, Instructor
On October 10th, 11th, and 12th, new staff members met with Al Summers, Buck Institute for Education consultant, to create project-based learning experiences for their students.
Fifteen projects were designed during the workshop, including a middle school project in which students will research factors that contributed to the demise of an ancient civilization, compare and contrast the root causes with issues facing the world today, and take action by writing a compelling position statement to a government official about changes that are needed in order to ensure that our current civilization endures. A high school geometry project will require students to use their knowledge of mathematical constructs to build accurate 3-D architectural models for a new learning space in the building. In a world language classroom, students will author storybooks for use in beginning language courses, and in science classes, students will learn about ionic compounds that were present in the runoff water from the recent flood and will develop a new Village plan that is related to their findings.
The new PBL units are both tailored to the needs of Bronxville students and reflective of our new colleagues’ unique talents and interests. These enrichments to the curriculum will provide invaluable opportunities for students to explore and acquire the dispositions of the Bronxville Promise. We are grateful to the Bronxville School Foundation for making this workshop possible.
WELCOME NEW FACULTY MEMBERS!
Left to Right: Eric Kennedy, HS Social Studies LR; Emily Cloud, MS/HS French; Alexandra Gidaly, HS Spanish; Sarah Cumisky, HS English; Daniel Tocci, MS Science LR; Kerry Castro, Fourth Grade LR; Paula Junior, HS Mathematics; Jackie D'Arco, ES Art; Aline DeFreitas, HS English
The annual new staff orientation took place on August 27th & 28th. Toby Gillen and Dana Landesman, assisted by administrators, curriculum leaders, mentors, and the B.T.A. welcome committee, introduced twenty-one new staff members to their assignments. The new staff brings an impressive skill set, a strong sense of purpose, and enthusiasm for teaching and learning to the District. We look forward to joining forces with them to realize the goals of the Bronxville Promise!
WELCOME PSYCHOLOGY INTERNS!
Left to Right: Danielle Colabatistto, Elena Tyson, Angela Dewey, Anna Kotsatos, Sarah Chen, Kate, Hesler
WELCOME TEACHER RESIDENTS!
Left to Right: Jessica Redmond, Sarah Ross, Alisa Kaufman, Alexandra Levy, Brianna Brown, Fiona Keelan
Denise Lutter is a NYS Teacher Center Director, and the Professional Development Coordinator, District Performing Arts Department Curriculum Leader, high school orchestra director, and AP Music Theory teacher for the Bronxville School. She holds a doctorate in music from Columbia University Teachers College, a professional diploma in educational administration from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, and is a National Board Certified Teacher.
Denise served on the NYS Music Learning Standards Revision Committee, chaired the NYSSMA Manual Viola Committee, and is an active solo, all-state and major organization adjudicator.
A recipient of two Fulbright-Hays Scholarships, Denise has studied educational systems in India and Egypt, and she received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to attend a J. S. Bach seminar in Germany. Her interest in global education issues is the impetus for her current inquiry into the development of individual and collective creativity.