Interim Dean of the Touro College Graduate School of Education, Dr. Arnold Spinner has best been known for his unwavering dedication to quality – a core value at the center of his five-decade academic career, first at NYU and more recently at Touro. Consistently, he has reinforced to GSE leaders, faculty, staff teams, and students the GSE’s mission to prepare graduate degree and certificate candidates to be highly effective teachers, counselors, and school leaders in service to their P-12 students.
When Jennah Schuh was a child, her parents, both educators, offered her the following career advice.
Students with disabilities in economically struggling areas face many challenges, but they have a passionate and tireless advocate on their side: Touro’s Graduate School of Education alumnus Marilyn Brown.
Dr. LaMar P. Miller, former dean of Touro’s Graduate School of Education, founding director of Touro’s Lander Center for Educational Research, and a renowned expert in the fields of urban education and equity issues died on Tuesday, October 17 at the age of 92.
As the 2017 graduates of Touro College Graduate School of Education make their way to their classrooms, faculty and staff members at Touro wished them congratulations and passed on some final pieces of advice.
Lisa Lin, the director of Elementary Language and Literacy Development and Chinese Language Programs in New York City’s Department of Education, recalled the time a parent of one of her students asked for a favor. The child had been raised by his Chinese grandparents for most of his life until his parents were able to afford the trip to America. That situation itself wasn’t uncommon for Lin: many of her students were raised by their grandparents while their parents work punishing hours in New York’s Chinese restaurants or in the construction industry. But the request was unique.
Award winning professor Timothy Bellavia teaches at Touro’s Graduate School of Education.
As a school psychologist with the New York City Department of Education, Jennifer Pifferrer brings the same passion for working with middle school students that her Touro professors bring to the classroom.
A 2011 graduate of Touro’s Graduate School of Education (GSE) TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Program, Leslie Feliciano became an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher because she wanted to give back to her community. As a young immigrant from Guatemala, she felt “uncomfortable speaking the language” and “very displaced” when going to school.
In a farewell message to the Graduate School of Education graduates of 2016, faculty and staff share some parting reminders and advice, such as…