Part I of the 6 Part Series beginning Tuesday, February 23rd at 3:45 PM.
Let’s Talk About Issues! How is equity and diversity being discussed in your district? What is it that you want to see from this series? What are your motivations for joining? How can NJT2T help you incorporate strategies for your learners to help foster a more inclusive environment? This kick-off will provide an introduction to the 5 collaboration rooms and overview the must current issues we face in ensuring all learners feel comfortable and safe learning in the classroom alongside their peers. Establishing a sense of community amongst participants will be a priority, so that all the topics going forward can be discussed in an open and safe manner. Presenters will use what they have learned about participants to customize the remaining 5 sessions. Scroll down for complete details! Registration link is below!
Sarah’s resume highlights her strong commitment to private education. Sarah is currently in her 5th year as Head of School at Saint Dominic Academy, where she has also taught Honors English, AP Literature, Film Studies and Drama. Sarah previously served as SDA’s Academic Dean from 2014-2016. In addition to her work at Saint Dominic Academy, Sarah is a Booklist Reviewer for the American Library Association and a Manuscript Reviewer for the National Council of Teachers of English. From 2009-2014, Sarah worked at Robert Treat Academy Charter School in Newark, NJ, a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. While there, she served as the Reading Development Teacher, and as the High School Placement Coordinator; a position similar to a College Counselor in a high school setting. During her time there, students from Robert Treat Academy received placement in some of the most prestigious boarding and private day schools in the Northeast. Prior to that, Sarah served for nine years as the Director of Admissions and Chairperson of the English Department at Immaculate Conception High School in Montclair, NJ, where she was also responsible for the implementation of the Advanced Placement program as well as the Dramatics program. She also oversaw the Character Education program and worked with the Peer Ministry program on conflict resolution, tolerance teaching, and facilitated peer groups on diversity and equity. Sarah’s first job in education was at her alma mater, The Academy of Saint Aloysius, where she worked for two years as the Assistant Director of Development. With a strong commitment to equity in education, Sarah’s professional life has been highlighted with a deep understanding of and compassion for the needs of all, both urban and suburban students and has focused her educational ideals on the themes of identity understanding, tolerance and acceptance as integral components to all curricular areas.
Joseph has been teaching 7th-grade science since 2013 and is currently employed at John H. Walker Middle School in Nutley, NJ, where he teaches special education science along with Inclusion math and inclusion science. He was trained in the National Building Coalition Institution's (NCBI) program in July of 2019 on Equity and Inclusion, where he was chosen to attend by his fraternity (Zeta Beta Tau). The program focused on the different biases and stereotypes that exist, along with ways to combat prejudices in school and in the workplace.
Joseph attended Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ from 2009-2014. At FDU, he earned both his Bachelors degree in Science (concentration in Biology) and his Master of Arts degree in Teaching through their 5-year QUEST Program. Most recently, in 2019, Joseph earned his second masters degree in Special Education (concentration in K-12 Inclusive Education) from Montclair State University.
An accolade that he is very proud of was when he was awarded Teacher of the Month from the NJ Devils in 2016 for Excellence in STEM Education while working in the Passaic Public School District. Additionally, he is the co-creator of John H. Walker Middle School's first Gay/Straight Alliance with his colleague who teaches art called "Common Ground". The club addresses many different facets of the LGBTQ+ community, including historical figures and events, important terms and definitions, advocacy, social justice, and current events.
Register for this 6 part professional development and training series that will take place monthly via ZOOM. Your payment request information and ZOOM Link will be emailed to you following registration along with any other pertinent collaboration information.
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