GSE News: Alumni and Faculty


My Very Exciting, Sorta Scary, Big Move: A Workbook for Children Moving to a New Home

School Psychology alumna Dr. Lori Attansio published an interactive workbook titled My Very Exciting, Sorta Scary, Big Move: A Workbook for Children Moving to a New Home.

Inspired by her family’s experience moving from London to the US, Dr. Attansio’s book helps “children to take control of their feelings and experiences and become active participants in their exciting new adventure.”

Read more at movingwithchildren.com.


The Evolution of Science Literacy: Examining Intertextual Connections and Inquiry Behaviors in the Classroom

Language, Literacy and Education alumna Dr. Carol J. Manocchi-Verrino recently presented her dissertation study, The Evolution of Science Literacy: Examining Intertextual Connections and Inquiry Behaviors in the Classroom, at the 30th Annual National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Educational Leadership Program Alumnus Appointed Superintendent

Dr. Roberto Padilla, AMPEL program alumnus and principal of New York City’s West Prep Academy, was recently appointed Superintendent of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District.

Dr. Robert Padilla

Promoting and Preparing Teachers to Use Technology in the Content Areas

Curriculum and Teaching professor Dr. Marshall George was a member of an invited presidential panel, Promoting and Preparing Teachers to Use Technology in the Content Areas, at the Annual Conference of the Society for Informational Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) in Jacksonville, FL.

The panel was made up from leaders in content specific teacher education professional associations (social studies, math, science, and English) and focused on the technology-related changes in teacher education over the past 15 years as well as projections for the next decade. The rapid advancements in technology have had a profound on the way that teachers in all content areas need to be prepared.

Dr. Marshall George

Five Ways to Get the Most Out of Therapy

Mental Health Counseling alumna and GoodTherapy.org contributor Sarah Noel, MS, LMHC published an article, Five Ways to Get the Most Out of Therapy.

Ms. Noel asks, “So, once you’ve taken the bold step of beginning therapy, the question becomes: How can you make the most of it?” Her recommendations are to:

  1. make therapy a priority.
  2. talk to your therapis.
  3. take therapy with you throughout the week.
  4. read, journal, and/or reflect between sessions.
  5. take care of yourself physically.

Read the full article on GoodTherapy.org.

Sarah Noel, MS, LMHC

Sacrificing Psychologists, Counselors, & Social Workers — and Athletics & the Arts — to Test Preparation

Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy professors Drs. Kathleen Cashin and Bruce Cooper published an article on Diane Ravitch’s blog, Sacrificing Psychologists, Counselors, & Social Workers — and Athletics & the Arts — to Test Preparation.

“To increase funds for the preparation of students for state tests, sadly, New York public schools and their districts have reduced the number of professionals for critical student services; these include guidance counselors, psychologists, and social workers, while removing often athletic coaches, arts and music staff. But how can we expect our children to flourish in schools socially, psychologically, and inter-personally if these students have fewer trained school professionals to turn to, should they need help, comfort, or support?”

Read the full article on dianeravitch.net.

Dr. Kathleen Cashin (left, Dr. Bruce Cooper (right)
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