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The Innovative Teaching & Learning Team

Jessica Whisher-Hehl

Jessica Whisher-Hehl, Coordinator

Bio coming soon.

JHehl@ocmboces.org
315-433-2662

Frequent focus areas of professional development

  • Focus areas coming soon
Holly Baldwin

Holly Baldwin, Teacher Trainer/Instructional Coach

Holly joined the Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment team in the Fall of 2016 as a Project Based Learning Teacher Trainer and Instructional Coach. Before joining our team, she spent her time teaching in both public and parochial schools ranging in grade levels K-8. The majority of her time was spent in 4th grade where she began implementing Project-based Learning. Holly has a B.A in Childhood Education from SUNY Potsdam and a M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix.

HBaldwin@ocmboces.org
315-433-2206

Frequent focus areas of professional development

  • Project-based Learning
  • Problem-based Learning
  • Science
  • Learning Targets

Kevin Davis, Teacher Trainer Professional Development

Kevin Davis joined the Innovative Teaching & Learning team in the Fall of 2017 as a Math Teacher Trainer. Before joining our team, he spent his time teaching in both public middle and high schools.The majority of his time was at the highschool level where he implemented Standards Based Grading and the Flipped Classroom Model. Kevin also teaches at Onondaga Community College. Kevin has a B.A in Mathematics Education from Syracuse University (SU), an M.S. in Math Education Extended Studies from SU, and is progressing towards his doctorate at SU.

kdavis@ocmboces.org
315-433-2611

Frequent focus areas of professional development

  • Math Leadership
  • Mathematics K-12
Frances Malavé

Frances Malavé

Frances Malavé, a Literacy Specialist, brings an abundance of teaching and professional experience to the Literacy Department on research-based educational programs for early literacy needs in the Onondaga-Cortland-Madison region. Prior to this, she held several positions in the educational field, such as, a second grade classroom teacher, a kindergarten bilingual classroom teacher, a K-5 english as a second language teacher, and a multi-level classroom teacher. Frances received a BS in Education from Westfield State College, a Master’s degree from University of Massachusetts, attained a Reading Recovery® Teacher Leader Certification and Leveled Literacy Intervention training from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Frances also obtained a Certificate of Advance Study (CAS) from Le Moyne College.

Frances's primary responsibility is to work with students in the Reading Recovery® program in a one to one setting. She delivers quality effective teaching to promote and build an active learner in the area of reading and writing. Applying this practical knowledge she, in turn, delivers quality professional development to support teachers with meeting the needs of their students who are at-risk readers and writers. In addition, she monitors teacher and student progress closely by analyzing data collected throughout the school year. She assists school teams through the use of dialogue, analyzing data and creating "next steps" to reach the desired state of reading achievement. Another important part of her role is to disseminate information so that her supporting districts are abreast with current practice. Frances’s participation in the International Reading Recovery® network continues to be a significant contribution to her professional growth as a resourceful leader.

FMalave@ocmboces.org
315-431-8595

Frequent focus areas of professional development

  • Literacy Interventions
  • Leveled Literacy
  • Reading Recovery
Denise Pawlewicz

Denise Pawlewicz, Staff Development Specialist

Denise Pawlewicz, Staff Development Specialist, joined the Innovative Teaching & Learning team in February 2014. Prior to joining OCM BOCES, she taught for 20 years as both a Business and English teacher. In her work, Denise supports educators with PBL design and implementation. Additionally, she offers workshops around ELA and literacy standards and practices. When designing learning opportunities, she models research-based instructional strategies and engages educators in collaboration, inquiry, and reflection. She holds a B.S. in Business Distributive Education, B.A. in Psychology, and an MBA, and a C.A.S. in Educational Leadership all from SUNY Oswego.

DPawlewicz@ocmboces.org
315-431-8466

Frequent focus areas of professional development

  • Literacy Leadership
  • Secondary Literacy in All Content Areas
  • Project-based Learning
  • Instructional Coach
  • Curriculum Development
  • Inquiry-based Instruction
  • Student Engagement Strategies
  • Higher Order Thinking Skills Instruction & Assessment
  • Performance Task Assessments
  • Formative Assessment Practices

Kristen Purcell, Teacher Trainer Professional Development

Kristen Purcell joined the Innovative Teaching & Learning team in the fall of 2017 after 11 years of teaching for the Jamesville DeWitt Central school district. She taught grades 2 and 4, worked as an Instructional Specialist, and was a resource leader with a focus on incorporating Google applications into instruction. Kristen brings a knowledge of curriculum development and implementation, elementary reading and writing strategies, and standards-based math practices. She has earned a B.A. in Psychology, a M.S. in Elementary Education, and a C.A.S. in Educational Administration all from Syracuse University.

KPurcell@ocmboces.org
315-431-8453

Frequent focus areas of professional development

  • Elementary Literacy
  • Literacy Leadership
  • Curriculum Development
Lisa Schlegel

Lisa Schlegel, Teacher Trainer, ISS-Professional Development

Lisa Schlegel, formerly a classroom teacher in Syracuse City School District, joined OCM BOCES in 2005 as a Teacher Trainer. Lisa has worked in several departments at OCM BOCES and joined the Curriculum Instruction & Assessment department in the summer of 2010. She has done extensive work in the areas of content area literacy with Rachel Billmeyer, Differentiated Instruction, Co-Teaching, and Engagement strategies. Lisa holds a B.S from Niagara University and M.S. from Syracuse University.

LSchlegel@ocmboces.org
315-433-2228

Frequent focus areas of professional development

  • Literacy Interventions
  • Leveled Literacy Interventions
  • Sonday System
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Co-Teaching
  • Teaching Assistants- What do Do?
  • Planning for Response to Interventions
  • Standards-based Instruction for All
  • Meeting Needs of Diverse Students
Patrick Shaw

Patrick D. Shaw, Staff Development Specialist

Patrick Shaw joined the Innovative Teaching & Learning team in 2001 after 13 years of teaching in the West Genesee, Marshfield, MA and Brookline, MA school districts. Patrick is a Nationally certified trainer for the Responsive Classroom® approach to teaching and learning by the Center for Responsive School, Turner Falls, MA. Patrick was also trained by The Buck Institute to provide workshops and coaching on Project-based Learning. Patrick has a B.S. in Elementary Education, a M.S. in Reading, and a CAS in Educational Administration from SUNY Cortland. He also attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and Emerson College, Boston for advertising and public relations.

PShaw@ocmboces.org
315-431-8461

Frequent focus areas of professional development

  • Project-Based Learning 101
  • Project-Based Learning Coaching
  • Responsive Classroom® Course (Level 1)
  • Responsive Classroom® Advanced Course (Level 2)
  • Introduction to the Responsive Classroom® One-Day
  • Instructional Coaching
  • Instruction for All- Standards Based Planning
  • Effective Classroom Management
  • Active and Interactive Learning
  • School Culture
Jenny Fanelli

Jenny Fanelli, Teacher Trainer Professional Development

Jenny Fanelli originally worked at OCM BOCES starting in 1997 as a Teacher Trainer with the Mid-State Regional School Support Center. After a year as a Literacy Coach in the Syracuse City School District, Jenny rejoined OCM BOCES in the Curriculum Instruction & Assessment department in August of 2011. She has done extensive work in the area of K-12 literacy, especially guided reading, vocabulary development and comprehension strategy instruction. She is also a certified trainer for Ruby Payne's Framework of Poverty. Jenny holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Rochester and an M.S. in Reading Education from Syracuse University.

JFanelli@ocmboces.org
315-433-2611

Frequent focus areas of professional development

  • Social Studies Framework and Practices
  • Curriculum Development
  • Literacy
  • Instructional Coaching
  • Supporting Students from Poverty

Jack McLoughlin

JMcloughlin@ocmboces.org

Frequent focus areas of professional development

  • Secondary Math
Lynn Radicello

Lynn Radicello

Lynn Radicello has worked with OCM BOCES in various departments providing staff development for the past 20 years. Her areas of expertise are differentiated instruction, co-teaching, group facilitation, school improvement planning and teaching to promote achievement for students from poverty. She is certified as a trainer for Ruby Payne's Framework of Poverty, and MiraVia's Learning Focused Relationships. Lynn also has 14 years teaching experience K-8. She holds a B.S. in Special Education from Syracuse University and M.S. in Elementary Education and CAS in Educational Administration from SUNY Oswego. "Improving educational experiences for students is my life's work".

LRadicel@ocmboces.org
315-431-8596

Frequent focus areas of professional development

  • Strategic and district planning
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Supporting Students from Poverty
  • Curriculum and Assessment Development
  • Group facilitation
  • Learner Focused Relationships
  • Instruction for All- Standards Based Planning
  • Instructional coaching
  • Professional Learning Community (PLC)
  • Response to Intervention

Anne Marie Voutsinas

avoutsinas@ocmboces.org

Frequent focus areas of professional development

  • K-8 Math
Teri Hewitt

Teri Hewitt, Account Clerk II

THewitt@ocmboces.org
315-431-8488

Frequent focus areas of professional development

  • Account Clerk II- On-site agreements, contracts and fiscal questions
Barbara Morrissey

Barbara Morrissey, Administrative Aide

BMorrissey@ocmboces.org
315-433-2662

Frequent focus areas of professional development

  • Administrative Aide- Registration and all general questions
 

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