Center for Educational Leadership

The Center for Educational Leadership (CEL) has grown substantially over the past several years in programs, services and participants. This past year, CEL provided programs to over 600 administrators from 80 districts as well as a multitude of other customized services to districts. In an effort to continue to respond to the needs of school leaders in the Hudson Valley region, CEL relies on direct feedback from participants as well as regional surveys and program evaluations. In addition, the CEL Leadership Advisory Committee, a representative group of school leaders, was instrumental in helping to identify and shape offerings for the upcoming school year.

The CEL continues to provide high quality, professional development and training programs and services that are economical, flexible and cutting-edge by utilizing national, state and regional consultants as well as successful practitioners. All offerings are anchored in the current realities of school leadership. We are excited about the variety of CEL’s upcoming program offerings and will continue to offer online training formats for some of our most popular offerings.

We are welcoming back a number of our outstanding presenters as well as welcoming new trainers to our team. To view a complete listing of our presenters and their bios, clicking here.

The most essential job of educational leaders is to effectively support their own growth and development as well as that of other administrators and teachers by ensuring consistent participation in stimulating and relevant professional development aimed at continuous improvement.

Please review our brochure to identify programs and services of interest to you and register on My Learning Plan at your earliest convenience. As always, if we can further enrich your leadership team’s professional development, please feel free to contact us.

Renée Gargano
Program Developer
Lynn Allen, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent
Joan Thompson
Program Developer

CEL Leadership Advisory Committee

Ahunna Akoma (Katonah-Lewisboro), Lynn Allen (PNW BOCES), Tammy Cosgrove (Lakeland), Amy Fishkin (Chappaqua), Mary Foster (Peekskill), Renée Gargano (PNW BOCES), Julie Gherardi (Somers), Valerie Henning-Piedmonte (Brewster), Lyn McKay (Chappaqua), Corey Reynolds (White Plains), Louis Riolo (Carmel) Lori Roberts (Yorktown) and Joan Thompson (PNW BOCES)

All local BOCES provide professional development and support. Check with your local BOCES to see what is offered. These offerings are not intended to take the place of similar offerings provided by your own BOCES.