Abbey Lane Elementary School faculty members Jessica Kaufman, Dr. Edel McCarville, Jennifer Pignataro, Rich Schwartz and Diana Taormina were invited to present a proposal on Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports during the Teach to Lead Summit held at LIU Post on Jan. 12. The team submitted a proposal to the New York State Education Department and was one of 17 schools from Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties selected to present their work on creating a positive classroom and school environment through proactive strategies for defining, teaching and supporting appropriate student behaviors.
The U.S. Department of Education, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development sponsor the Teach to Lead Program. The program holds teacher leadership summits to spotlight and advance groundbreaking work by teachers across the nation.
Principal Dr. George Maurer said that the team also worked with an expert from the Teaching Channel on the proposed PBIS framework and heard from New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia and New York State Regent Roger Tilles about new initiatives proposed by the state. "It was a great day and I was honored by the good work our team completed," he said.