Dana Maloney is a practicing teacher of English at the secondary level in the Tenafly School District. Dana was recently honored by Princeton University as the 2012 recipient of the Distinguished Secondary Teaching Award and also received the James Moffett Award for Teacher Research at the 2012 National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention. She is a passionate educator and experienced teacher trainer and curriculum writer.
Elyse Pernick is an enthusiastic and experienced K-12 math educator. She received her B.A. from Hofstra University in mathematics and education and her M.A. + 15 from SUNY Stony Brook in mathematics and computer science education. She holds K-12 Certification in mathematics in NJ and NY and currently serves as a professional development consultant for various education institutions in NJ.
Deirdre Spollen-Laraia is a former K-12 ELA, ESL and Gifted and Talented supervisor who is currently serving as principal of the Hawthorne Elementary School in Teaneck, NJ. She recently received an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the College of St. Elizabeth. Her dissertation topic was: Literacy Coaching: Is it a Link to Transforming Teacher Collaboration, School Culture and Student Achievement? Deirdre is an experienced staff developer with expertise in ELA curriculum development, instruction and assessment.
Lauren MarroccoLauren Marrocco graduated from Kean University with a bachelor's degree in elementary education in 2003 and a master's degree in educational administration and supervision in 2009. In 2009, she also received National Board Certification in reading and language arts literacy. She began her teaching career in 2003 at the Edward J. Patten Elementary School in Perth Amboy, N.J.
Kristine Scharaldi is an experienced teacher and outstanding staff developer in the area of technology integration in K-12 classrooms, who is back to Kean by popular demand.