Facilitators

Nidia Acevedo

Nidia Acevedo is presently one of the facilitators for the Executive Leadership Institute, (E.L.I.). One of her roles as a facilitator is to mentor newly assigned assistant principals. Although her

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Dr. Lori Allen

Dr. Lori Allen is a former New York City educator with over 32 years of experience. During her tenure she served as a math teacher, Instructional Specialist, Math Coach, Assistant

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Michael Athy

Michael Athy is honored to serve the Executive Leadership Institute as coach, consultant & mentor. His educational career was preceded by 20 years in international business where he acquired appreciation

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Dr. Audrey Baker

Dr. Audrey M. Baker has served one year as an Education Consultant with the Executive Leadership Institute. Dr. Baker began her career as a special education teacher in one of

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Joyce Barrett-Walker

As an educator with the NYC Department of Education for thirty-five years, Joyce Barrett-Walker is currently an Educational Consultant/Mentor with the Executive Leadership Institute (ELI), Collegiate Professor and Mentor for

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Linda Beal-Benigno

Linda Beal-Benigno served as an 11 year Principal before retiring after 37 years of service to the NYC Department of Education. She began her career as a Special Education Teacher

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Sandra Beauvoir-Soto

Dr. Sandra Beauvoir-Soto

Dr. Sandra Beauvoir-Soto is a presenter, facilitator, and education consultant. She is an adjunct professor at Brooklyn College and a New York Academy of Public Educators member. Currently, her consulting

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Gerard Beirne

Gerard K Beirne During four decades of dedicated service to NYC school students, Gerard Kieran Beirne has served as a teacher of mathematics at the middle, high school and university

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Charles Bonnici

Charles Bonnici was the former principal of the High School of Fashion Industries in Manhattan. Prior to this position, he served as an English teacher at Louis D. Brandeis H.S.

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Antonella Bove

Dr. Antonella Bove

Dr. Antonella Bove has over 38 years of experience in the field of education. Within the NYC Department of Education, her roles included being a teacher, resource specialist, coordinator of

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Dr. Joel Brodsky

Dr. Joel Brodsky received his PhD from New York University in Educational Administration. He spent thirty-six years in public education as a teacher, department chair, and administrator. For the last

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Catherine Bruno-Paparelli

Cathy Bruno-Paparelli is a product and veteran employee of the New York City Public School System. She began her career in education in 1979 as an elementary school special education

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Genie Calibar

Genie Calibar

As an educator in the NYC Department of Education for thirty-two years, Genie Calibar held numerous positions, ranging from Math and ENL teacher, teacher mentor, bilingual coordinator, testing coordinator, Assistant

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Maria Ciccone

Maria Ciccone is a veteran New York City educator. She worked for the NYC Department of Education as a teacher, staff developer, coordinator of dual language programs, assistant principal, and

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Dr. Philip A. Composto

Dr. Philip A. Composto

Dr. Composto received his doctorate in School Administration and Supervision from St. John’s University.  He received with honors, his Professional Diploma, Master of Science Degree in Special Education and Bachelor

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Marystephanie Corsones

Marystephanie Corsones currently is the Chief Executive Officer of CSEI, a New York State Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise that provides educational consulting in New York as well as

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Serafino Cucchia

S. Steve Cucchia is an accomplished New York City educator. He has been employed by the NYCDOE as a teacher, Coordinator of Special Education, assistant principal and principal of a

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Thomas DeGrazia

Tom DeGrazia is currently serving as mentor for supervisors enrolled in The Executive Leadership Institute(ELI).He began his work in education as a teacher and a staff developer in various NYC

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Alejandrina Delgado

Alejandrina Delgado is an educational consultant for the Executive Leadership Institute’s (ELI) mentoring program. She provides mentoring services to new assistant principals and educational administrators. She has also presented, on

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EVA DELGADO SANABRIA

EVA DELGADO SANABRIA

Ms. Eva Delgado Sanabria is a dedicated educator with a rich and dynamic career spanning over three decades within the New York City Department of Education. She holds a Master’s

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Dr. Thomas DeMarco

Dr. Thomas DeMarco currently works for the Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) as a mentor, coach and consultant providing professional development and mentoring for New York City school administrators. As a

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Louise Dente

Louise Dente

Louise has had a successful 35 year career in the field of education, with experience both as a teacher and as an education administrator. Her work has involved a variety

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Dr. Denise DiCarlo

Denise DiCarlo was a former high school principal from 2013. She has a Ph.D from New York University in Performance Studies from the Graduate School of Arts. She has been mentoring since 2014.

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Susan DiCicco

Susan has over 30 years of experience working in the New York City (NYC) public school system. She taught history and served as the assistant principal (AP) of curriculum and

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Stephen Duch

Stephen M. Duch is a product of and veteran of the New York City Public School System. Working as a teacher; dean; assistant principal and principal for over 36 years,

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Dolores Esposito

Dolores Esposito is the former Executive Superintendent of Leadership in the NYC Department of Education with 25 years of leadership experience in Pre-K-12. She has partnered with The Wallace Foundation

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Paulette Foglio

Paulette Foglio has been an educator for 45 years. As a teacher she taught on the pre-school, elementary, middle, and adult education levels. As an administrator, she started as an

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Mimi Fortunato

Mimi Fortunato

Mimi Fortunato has served as an elementary school teacher, a founding teacher of the first educational-option themed HS in NYC, middle school director, a HS Assistant Principal, Vice President of

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Joanne Frank

Joanne Frank currently serves as a Mentor to Assistant Principals and has provided support as a Coach to Renewal School Principals. Additionally, she has served as a consultant to Principals

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Jayne Godlewski

Jayne Godlewski has been a career educator for the Department of Education.  During her twenty plus years as a supervisor, she worked in the capacity of both an AP Supervision

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Arnold Goldstein

In a career spanning more than forty years, Arnold Goldstein has worked in New York City and Nassau County Long Island. Beginning as a high school social studies teacher (Brooklyn

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Sherry Gregory

Sherry Gregory is a proud product of the New York City School system. She has served as a teacher, staff developer and coach, coordinator of literacy programs, assistant principal, and

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Marilyn Hirshfield

Marilyn Hirschfield has been an educator for over 30 years. As a Teacher, Teacher in Charge, Assistant Principal and Principal, she has ensured high quality education for her students, supported

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Mary Hughes

Mary has served NYC public schools as a teacher, Title I Math Instructor, District 28 Math Staff Developer, JHS 217Q Assistant Principal, then Assistant Principal and Principal of PS 196

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Dan Korb

Daniel Korb served as the principal of the High School of Applied Communication for eight years. He was also the Assistant Principal for Social Studies as well as the AP

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Annette Kunin

Annette Kunin is an educational visionary with extensive experience in the field of education. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY at Buffalo and a Masters and Professional Diploma from

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Michael LaMorte

Michael LaMorte

Michael LaMorte is a proud product of the New York City Public Schools. Inspired by fabulous teachers during his years as a student, he chose to follow the call to

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Denise Levinsky

Mrs. Levinsky currently serves as an ELI mentor of Assistant Principals. She had been a Leadership Coach of Renewal School Principals. Mrs. Levinsky has held several leadership roles during her

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Arleen Liquori

Arleen Liquori served as an Assistant Principal for eight years at Louis D. Brandeis High School. Ms. Liquori served as Principal at Louis D. Brandeis High School, Legacy School for

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Lilly Narine Lucas

Lilly Narine Lucas was formerly from the DoE and left that post in September 2021 after 33 years.  Her career with the BoE/DoE began as a School Secretary. She then

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Geraldine Maione

Geraldine Maione is currently working as a Mentor and Consultant . She has been an Educator for 30 years and Principal of two different Brooklyn High Schools.  She was Assistant

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Edvige Mancuso

Edvige Mancuso, a former principal, is currently a Leadership Coach/Mentor with the Executive Leadership Institute (ELI). During her thirty-three year career with the NYC Department of Education, she served in

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Jerry Martori

Gerald Martori currently works for the Executive Leadership Institute as a mentor. He earned a Masters degree from Manhattan College and Professional Diploma degree in Administration from Queens College. He

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Irma Marzan

Irma Marzan has had a wealth of experiences in NYC public schools that have taken her from a bilingual classroom teacher to staff developer in district 3 and principal until

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Melodie Mashel

Melodie Mashel’s career as an educator has extended over three decades. She has served in a variety of roles at the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) including Superintendent

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Shirley Matthews

Shirley H. Matthews was formerly from the DoE, and left that post in June 2015. Mrs. Matthews served the BoE/DoE for thirty-five years. During those years, she held multiple positions.

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Jean McTavish

Jean McTavish is a 31-year veteran educator and retiree from the New York City Department of Education. She has earned degrees in Anthropology and Education, Special Education, and is A.B.D.

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Dr. Eloise Messineo

Dr. Eloise Messineo currently serves as the Executive Director for the Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) – a not- for-profit organization designed to afford all New York City school leaders with

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Cynthia Mullins

Cynthia Mullins is a retiree of the New York City Department of Education. She has held the positions as teacher, reading instructor, assistant principal and a former elementary school principal.

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Denise Murphy

Denise Murphy is excited to join the Executive Leadership Institute as a mentor.  She has over thirty years of experience as a teacher, a math coach, and an assistant principal. 

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Barbara Murray

Barbara Murray was the former Director of Music for the New York City Department of Education. In this capacity, she provided leadership and guidance to school leaders and K-12 music

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Raj Nanda

Raj Nanda

Raj Nanda worked as a teacher, Assistant Principal, and Educational Administrator in New York City for 35 years.  After serving as a High School Assistant Principal for 25 years, he

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Dr. Mary Theresa Nelson

Dr. Mary Theresa Nelson

Dr. Mary Theresa Nelson was a former New York City educator. During her 30 years of service with the Department of Education, she served as a teacher, elementary school principal,

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Lilia Navarrete

Lilia Navarrete

Lilia Navarrete is a former New York City educator with over 36 years of experience including 17 years as an elementary school principal. During her tenure within the NYC Department

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Brian O’Connell

Brian O’Connell is proud to join the Executive Leadership Institute as a coach, consultant, and mentor. With over 30 years of experience, Brian served as a public school elementary, middle,

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Mary Petrone

During the years 1984-2017 I was an educator with thirty four years experience in elementary schools, including 17 years as a DOE principal, 1 year as a founding principal for

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Mitchell Pinsky

Mitchell Pinsky is honored to serve as a mentor and consultant for the Executive Leadership Institute (ELI). Mitchell is proud of his evolving, broad-based, fruitful, and multi-faceted background within public,

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Madalene Potter

Madalene Potter was a former DOE NYC principal. During her career she has worked as a teacher, staff developer, assistant principal and principal. Since her retirement she has been teaching

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Ruth N Quiles

Ruth N Quiles is a former Principal from the New York City Department of Education.  She is one of only five recipients of Time Warner’s Principals of Excellence Award (2007)

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Nilda Rivera

Nilda J. Rivera served the New York City Department of Education as a bilingual teacher, assistant principal and principal. She received statewide recognition for achieving the highest reading gains in

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Monica Rivers

Monica was a former NYCDOE Administrator and is currently working for the Executive Leadership Institute at CSA. 32 years experience as an educator. My passion for children and educators is

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Patricia A. Romandetto

Patricia A. Romandetto, a.k.a Pat, has been a consultant with the Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) since retiring from New York University (NYU) in 2019, where she served as Associate Director

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Dr. Janet Saraceno

Dr. Janet Saraceno is currently employed as a Consultant/Mentor for the Executive Leadership Institute. A highlight during her 24-year career with the NYCDOE was when the Chancellor personally contacted her

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Suzanne Scalcione

Suzanne Scalcione is a 35-year veteran New York City middle school teacher and administrator. She worked for the Department of Education as a middle school reading instructor, middle school staff

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Jeffrey Scherr

Jeffrey Scherr is a Leadership Coach and Mentor who, under the aegis of the Executive Leadership Institute, provides direct support and training to school Principals, Assistant Principals, supervisors and administrators.

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Amote Sias

Ms. Amote Sias served for over thirty two years in public education in many roles. As a teacher, she taught Computer Science, Math, English, Social Studies, Science, and Speech. As

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Nancy Sing-Bock

Nancy Sing-Bock has been an educator for 48 years. She was formerly the principal of P.S. 51 in Manhattan, District 2 for 15 years. P.S. 51 was named as a

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Shoshana Singer

Shoshana Singer was a former New York City educator. She worked for the NYC Department of Education as a teacher, staff developer, supervisor of special education programs, Instructional Support Specialist,

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Genevieve Stanislaus

Mentor and Certified Coach I have provided over 30 years of service to the students of New York City as a Department of Education educator. I have served in the

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Robin Sundick

Throughout a career spanning more than four decades, Robin Sundick has built a reputation as a forward thinking and transformational leader. With expertise in both literacy and second language learning,

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Frances Taurasi

Frances Taurasi

As a retired financial administrator with the NYC Department of Education serving in several capacities, Frances Taurasi serves as a consultant for our Aspiring Principals Program for school budget training

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Evelyn Terrell

Evelyn Terrell was a former New York City educator. During her 29 years of service with the Department of Education, she served as an elementary school principal, assistant principal, staff

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Joan L. Thomas

Joan L. Thomas

Joan L. Thomas is a proud product of the New York City public school system as a student and an educator.  Joan enjoyed a successful 35 year career working in

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Susan Tronolone

Susan Tronolone

Susan Tronolone is a visionary educator with a career spanning roles as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal, dedicated to serving a diverse student population. Her leadership has reshaped school

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Adrienne Ubertini

Adrienne Ubertini is a mentor in the ELI program where she provides support to new administrators. As a former New York City educator with over 32 years experience; most recently

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Molly Wang

Molly Wang’s teaching career started out as a classroom teacher and later on a Reading and English Language Learner (ELL) teacher in Nassau County, LI. From there, she moved into

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Kim N. Wanliss

Kim N. Wanliss was a NYC department of education principal since 2003. During that time, she was the instructional leader of World Academy for Total Community Health in East New

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Ronald Weiss

Ron Weiss served as the Assistant Principal of Administration and Organization at Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn for 24 years. Prior to that he spent 10 years as

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Carol Wertheimer

Carol Wertheimer has served as an educator with the NYC Public Schools for 37 years, 15 of which was a principal of a Pre-K -5 school. Carol has had articles

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Judith Wilson

Judith Wilson spent her education career working for the New York City Department of Education as a teacher and assistant principal in middle school level and as a principal at

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Joseph Zaza

Joseph Zaza is a 35-year veteran educator serving both public and charter schools as well as teaching at the college level. Mr. Zaza has served as a School District Leader

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Robert Zweig

Robert Zweig

Robert Zweig is a proud product of the New York City Public School system as both a student and an educator. After attending Brooklyn College and St. John’s University, Robert

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