Bronx Times Reporter: CNR sets face of education forum 2011

Bronx Times Reporter
January 27, 2011

The College of New Rochelle Center for Educational Policy and Practice, and CNR’s Office of Alumnae/i Relations and College Advancement, will sponsor a forum on the Changing Face of Education, which will feature an address by Dr. Dan Domenech, executive director of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), and panel presentations and discussions by distinguished faculty members of the CNR Graduate School and regional educators on Thursday, March 3, 2011, from 3:45 to 7 p.m. in the Student Campus Center on the Main Campus of the college.

The purpose of this forum, according to Dr. Walter Sullivan, director of the Center for Educational Policy and Practice at CNR, “is to provide opportunities for new information and discussion with colleagues relative to both national and state financial crises, together with opportunities for participants to discuss and clarify their understanding of a host of critical issues including ways to maximize resources in these financially stressful times, integration of the new Common Core Standards in ELA and Mathematics, and the new Teacher/Leader Effectiveness Model.”

Keynote speaker Dr. Daniel Domenech is executive director of AASA and has more than 36 years of experience in public education, 27 of those years as a school superintendent. Prior to joining AASA, he served as senior vice president for National Urban Markets with McGraw-Hill Education. In this role, he was responsible for building strong relationships with large school districts nationwide. Before joining McGraw-Hill, Dr. Domenech served as superintendent of the Fairfax County, Va., Public Schools; superintendent of schools for Long Island’s Deer Park Schools, superintendent of schools for the South Huntington School District, also on Long Island, district superintendent of the Second Supervisory District of Suffolk County, and chief executive officer of the Western Suffolk BOCES. Dr. Domenech began his teaching career in New York City, where he taught sixth grade in South Jamaica, Queens.

Following the keynote panel, discussions on “Maximizing School District Resources in Challenging Times;” “Common Core Standards: Accessible, Actionable and Attainable for All;” “Race to the Top Ramifications: Teacher and Principal Effectiveness” will be held.

Expert Panel Participants:
Lisa Davis, executive director of the Westchester-Putnam School Boards Association;
Dr. Ron Valenti, director of College/District Partnership, CNR;
Dr. Connie Iervolino, associate professor of Educational Leadership, CNR Graduate School CNR;
Estee Lopez, instructor, CNR Graduate School;
Dr. Jere Hochman, superintendent of Schools, Bedford Central School District;
Michael McDermott, principal, Scarsdale Middle School;

This forum is free and open to the public but pre-registration is encouraged.
For more information on this important educational forum, contact Dr. Walter Sullivan, director of the Center for Educational Policy and Practice, at (914) 654-5934 or

To register, go to