2024 DEI Institute Presenters

Dr. Hope Weinberg

Supervisor, Literacy & Learning
The Center for Professional Learning, SWBOCES

Dr. Amy Liszt
Aviva Consulting
Department Chair, Teaching of Exceptional Learners Program at
Relay Graduate School of Education

Jaime Ciliberto
Health Educator
Yorktown High School 

Kerri Tracy
Health and P.A.S.S. (Personal and Academic Skills Seminar) Educator

Croton-Harmon High School


Estrella Marziani

Teacher and Mentor
Port Chester High School


Aferdita Osmani
Teacher and Mentor
Port Chester High School

Dr. Renee Burgess
Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Instruction
Auburn Enlarged City School District 

Amy Mahunik
Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction
Auburn Enlarged City School District



Sarah Cordova
The Distinctive Educator's Institute

Trish Stasi
Literacy Consultant

Michelle Yang-Kaczmarek 
K-8 Literacy Coordinator and K-12 DEI Teacher Leader

Keisha Smith-Carrington
Public School Administrator

Rachel Lissy
Assistant Director of the Center for Shared Society at JCRC-NY


Dr. Reba Y. Hodge
Director of Diversity, Equity, & Belonging Syracuse City School District (SCSD)


Sophia Burden
Assistant Director for the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging
Syracuse City Schools



Jasmine Price

Anthony Arrien

LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency Trainer


Gina Sanchirico, MSEd.

NYSUT ELT Presenter and Professional Development Co-Chair
GLSEN Lower Hudson Valley

Kesha James, MS.Ed., LMFT
Founder, K James Consulting

Dana Ashley

Leadership Coach, Executive Functioning & ADHD Parent Coach


Marina Pisto-Lombardo
Teacher, Pocantico Hills School



Joy Scantlebury

Jenny Rodriguez
Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
Mamaroneck UFSD


Leon Whyte, M.Ed

Choral Director, District Equity Team, Co-Chair


Farrah Mozawalla
President of the Asian American Institute for Research and Engagement (AAIRE)

Tawana Youngblood
Middle School Teacher, Acting Administrator
Mount Vernon Honor Academy


Valarie Nierman
Health Coordinator, Mahopac Central School District

Alana Winnick
Educational Technology Director and Data Protection Officer
Pocantico Hills Central School District

The Right to Read Screening Sponsor

Curriculum Associates


The Right to Read Screening


The Right to Read Community Partner

Pi Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha