Where's My Fit Webinar
- 2/26/2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Gain insight from representatives of Charter, Public, and Private schools regarding working in their designated academic environments. Speakers will share the expectations, challenges and rewards of working in their school settings. Tune into this webinar to hear key information that every future educator should be aware of when determining what kind of school environment is their best match.
Pearl Rock Kane, the Klingenstein Center
Valerie Joseph, NYC Department of Education (retired)
Deborah Dantzler Williams, Inspired Teaching Demonstration School
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
About the Speakers
Inspired Teaching Demonstration Public Charter School, Washington, D.C.
Deborah has more than 30 years of progressive experience in the field of education. She brings a breadth and depth of experience, having taught at the elementary, secondary, and university levels, and served as administrator leading programs and divisions. Early in her career she served as Professor at the College of Education at UDC, teaching graduate and undergraduate students and chairing the faculty evaluation committee. Deborah taught at Washington area independent schools and was appointed or elected to serve on Board of Trustees' Committees including Academic Program Evaluation, Long-Range and Strategic Planning, Diversity and Head of School Searches. She has held administrative positions including Lower School Technology Director at Sidwell Friends School, Primary Division Director at Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School, and Director of the Lower School at Holton-Arms.
Valerie Joseph worked for the New York City Department of Education for more than 32 years. During this time, she served as a Special Education teacher, an Educational Evaluator, a Reading Recovery teacher, a Staff Developer, an Assistant Principal, and as an Interim Acting Principal, prior to being appointed Principal of Public School 179, in Brooklyn, New York, which she considers to be the hallmark of her career. After serving as Principal at P.S. 179 for six years, Valerie retired from the New York City Department of Education in 2011. She has recently joined the faculty at St. Francis College as an Adjunct Professor of Education, coaching and mentoring student teachers. Since instruction is her passion, Valerie has been enjoying her new role tremendously.
Pearl Rock Kane, a professor of education at Teachers College, Columbia University, holds the Klingenstein Family Chair for the Advancement of Independent School Education. She holds a master of arts degree from Smith College and a doctorate from Teachers College. Professor Kane serves as the director of the Klingenstein Center and is the advisor for the master's degree programs. She is also coordinator of education leadership programs which includes both public and private schools. Professor Kane taught and served as an administrator in public and private schools in Michigan, Massachusetts and New York. She is active on several Boards including the United Nations School in New York City and Uncommon Schools, a charter management organization. She is a founding member of Brooklyn Prospect Charter School in Brooklyn, NY.
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