Supervisor of Program Development and Support Services
New York State Education Department
Office of P-12 Special Education
Room 305 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Capital Region BOCES
7 Wembley Court
Albany, NY 12205
Job has served as an educator, school administrator,
professional development provider, and project administrator in public
schools, charter schools, and the Capital Region BOCES. His career
includes serving as a teacher for emotionally disturbed students with
disabilities at the middle and high school levels, coordinating special
education services and school-wide literacy initiatives, and designing
school wide curriculum, instruction and assessment. Professional
interests include program evaluation, effective delivery of professional
development, data based decision making processes, and special education
Erie 1 BOCES
355 Harlem Road
West Seneca, NY 14224
Eileen's teaching experience ranges from elementary education to teaching remedial reading and literacy coaching. She is a certified literacy specialist and recently completed her administrative degree at Stony Brook University. Prior to joining the S3TAIR team, Eileen worked as a senior coordinator in the Regional School Support Center at Erie 1 BOCES. This position included working with schools in need of improvement and schools that participated in the Reading First grant.
Monroe #1 BOCES
15 Linden Park
Rochester, NY 14625
Jackie's teaching experience ranges from early intervention, to primary and middle school and high school students with emotional disabilities, to teaching graduate education students as an instructor for Nazareth College in Rochester, New York. Prior to joining the S3TAIR team, Jackie was the coordinator for the Genesee Valley region's Special Education Training and Resource Center office and the creator and chair of the Rochester Institute of Technology's support service for students with learning disabilities. Her national consulting and professional development training focuses primarily on Brain Theory and Systems Change. Jackie's formal education includes advanced degrees in Elementary Education, Special Education and Educational Administration.
Mary Catherine Moran
6 Wierk Avenue
Liberty, NY 12747
Mary is a Literacy Specialist with a Masters in Special Education from Syracuse University and a Master in Literacy from SUNY-Albany. She has more than 30 years of experience in education as a Special Education teacher, consultant, and educational leader. She is the author of an ASCD book on literacy coaching (Differentiated Literacy Coaching: Scaffoldng for Student and Teacher Success (2007).
Theresa London Cooper
UFT Teacher Center
52 Broadway, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Theresa has worked as an educator for 25 years during which time she served in various roles, such as classroom teacher, professional developer, national trainer, fellow advisor, Reading First Regional Coach for New York State, School Support Team Facilitator for New York State and adjunct lecturer. Theresa's work has afforded her opportunities to support superintendents, network leaders, principals, assistant principals, teachers, paraprofessionals and parents in promoting student achievement. She holds a BA in Speech Language Pathology, a MS in Education with a specialization in Reading and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration and Supervision. She is New York State certified as a Common Branch Teacher (Nursery, Kindergarten, and Grades 1 - 6) and Reading Teacher (Kindergarten - Grade 12). In her spare time, to support her professional growth, Theresa teaches an online course for general education and special education teachers in literacy while publishing monthly online articles focusing on "Developing as a Professional." In addition, she serves as a web mentor responding to questions regarding best teaching practices and other educational issues.
Harold J. Dean,
ESBOCES Sherwood ISC
15 Andrea Road
Holbrook, NY 11741
Harry Dean, Ed.D. is the Administrative Coordinator for Best Practices and Research with Eastern Suffolk BOCES, located in Holbrook, New York. He is a Certified School District Administrator, School Administrator and Supervisor, Special Educator and Elementary Educator. His experience includes teaching in inclusive, resource room, and self-contained settings as well as in consultative roles. His professional interests include intervention and instructional strategies; evidence-based instruction; curriculum, instruction, and assessment best practices; and students with disabilities instruction.
Regional Field Facilitator for the Mid-State
Thomas H. Bull
030 Huntington Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244
Tom has 20 years teaching experience in the Liverpool Central School District as a member of inclusive teams in grades K-6. In addition, Tom has worked as a member of the team of teachers that created the first model for including all students in elementary classrooms in 1987. He worked with parents and students to create an award-winning inclusive summer program, called Summer Shenanigans. Tom has presented with teams of advocates and educators at workshops and conferences throughout the United States and Europe, and his research focuses on working with teachers and parents on facilitating the creation of inclusive school programs as well as inclusive school reform. Tom He is currently working on a doctoral degree in the Special Education Program at Syracuse University.
Capital Region BOCES
1979 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12205
Tori Jacobson holds a Masters Degree in Special Education from Syracuse University and is a certified Special Education Teacher. Tori worked for almost 15 years in Special Education as a Teacher, Teacher Mentor, Special Education Support Facilitator, and Exceptional Student Education Program Specialist. Her experience includes co-teach, resource, self-contained, and support teacher. As a Program Specialist in Special Education, Tori provided training and support to schools, administrators, itinerant teachers, teachers, and teacher assistants in developing and implementing appropriate programming for students with special needs in the least restrictive environment.