Southern Westchester BOCES has brought together a talented group of Professional Development Consultants to provide in-service and on-site services on a wide range of topics to achieve your professional learning goals.



 Area of Expertise

Denise Alterio   

  • Co-Teaching and Consultant Teaching
  • Curriculum Mapping and English Language Arts Curriculum Development
  • Scaffolding and Supporting Literacy
  • Student Engagement

Diane Arbes

  • Curriculum Mapping K-12
  • Creating "Brain Compatible" Classrooms/ Schools (Jensen Trained)
  • Instructional Strategies for Critical Thinking
  • New Teacher Training/Mentoring
  • Adapting/Adopting the ELA Modules K-12
  • Designing Integrated Curriculum for Vocational Education
  • Implementing the APPR-Evaluator Training (Charlotte Danielson)

The Balance Between

  • Thinking Maps®

Lou Cordi

  • English Language Arts Grades 6-12
  • Instructional Process
  • Curriculum Development
  • New York State Testing
  • Literacy Strategies Across Content Areas
  • Supporting International Baccalaureate (IB) Programs

Gravity Goldberg, LLC

  • Dr. Gravity Goldberg 
  • Patty McGee
  • Laura Sarsten
  • Pam Koutrakos
  • Literacy Instruction
  • Conferring with Readers
  • Using Assessment to Plan Instruction
  • Student Motivation and Ownership

Steven Goldberg

  • NYS K-12 Social Studies Framework
  • Social Studies Assessments

Margaret (Peggy) Golden

  • NYS Mathematics Modules
  • Mathematics Standards & Assessment
  • Mathematics Curriculum Development
  • Mathematical Strategies
  • Mathematics Coaching

G & R Inclusive Group


International Baccalaureate   (IB)

  • Teacher Training
  • Administrator Training

Innovative Designs for           Education (IDE)

  • Dr. Nancy Sulla
  • Dan Gross
  • Learner-Active Technology-Infused Classrooms
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • LATIC Coaching
  • Leadership

Linda Lantieri

  • Mindfulness
  • Emotional Intelligence

Dorothy Leone

  • Speech and Language Assessment and Intervention
  • Social Skills Development
  • Co-teaching and Collaboration
  • Common Core Speaking and Listening Assessment/Intervention
  • Autism

Angela Magliano

  • NYS K-12 Social Studies Framework
  • Implementing the C3 Inquiry Arc
  • Social Studies and the Common Core

Susan Midlarsky

  • Mathematics Standards & Assessment
  • Mathematics Curriculum Development
  • Elementary and Middle School Mathematical Strategies
  • Engaging Literacy: Young Novelists

New Directions For Excellence

  • Shelly Klein
  • Stacy Kaczmarek
  • Literacy
  • Support for Readers/Writers Workshop 

Dr. Linda Ochser

  • Human Resources

Dolores Perin, Ph.D.

  • Integration of Reading and Writing Skills in Content Instruction
  • Content-Area and ELA Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration

Alison Telsey, Ph.D.

  • Special Education (explicit instruction, specialized instruction)
  • Co-teaching
  • Active Learning Strategies to Energize the Classroom

Dr. Barbara Walkley

  • Leadership

Wilson Reading System

  • Wilson Language Training
  • Fundations Training
  • Just Words

Jim Wright

  • Academic Interventions
  • Behavior Interventions
  • Data Collection
  • RTI
  • Motivating Struggling Students

The Writing Revolution

  • Dr. Judy Hochman
  • Writing Instruction