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Dr. Rachelle M. Salerno
Work: (518) 462-7262
FAX: (518) 462-7152
E-Mail: rsalerno@albany.k12.ny.us  

EDUCATION:

B.A. 1975 English; Elementary and Secondary Education
College of Mount Saint Vincent, Riverdale, NY

M.S. 1976 Special Education
College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle , NY

P.D. 1983 Administration and Supervision
Fordham University, New York, NY

Ed.D. 1985 Administration and Supervision
Fordham University, New York, NY

CERTIFICATION: New York State

School District Administrator

School Administrator and Supervisor

Special Education K-12

Elementary Education N-6

English 7-12

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:

BUILDING LEVEL ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

PRINCIPAL:

1991 - Present :

Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology

National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence with Honors in Technology

City School District of Albany, Albany, New York

PRINCIPAL:

1989-1991 Samuel J. Preston Elementary School
Harrison Central School District.
Harrison, New York

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL:

1988-1989 School 28 Reading and Computer Magnet School, Yonkers Public Schools, Yonkers, New York

1987-1988 School 14 Science Magnet School
Yonkers Public Schools, Yonkers, New York

CENTRAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATION:

1986-1987 CSE CHAIRPERSON

Yonkers Public Schools, Yonkers, New York

ELEMENTARY TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

1977-1986 Gr. 3-6 Special Education Teacher

Special Education Department Representative
School 26
Yonkers Public Schools
Yonkers, New York

SECONDARY TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

1975-1976 Grade 7 English/Language Arts

Emerson Junior High School
Yonkers Public Schools, Yonkers, New York

1976-1977 Grades 7-9 Special Education

Walt Whitman Junior High School
Yonkers Public Schools, Yonkers, New York

UNIVERSITY LEVEL TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

1985-1987

Adjunct Instructor/Graduate Level
Special Education Department
College of New Rochelle
New Rochelle, New York

2001-Present 

Adjunct Lecturer
Urban Education Department
State University of New York (SUNY)
Albany, New York

LEADERSHIP- CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

2002 NYS PTA DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

2001 Site Visitor: National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Program: U.S.Dept. of Education

2001-2002 Adjunct Lecturer: INSTITUTE FOR TEACHING IN URBAN SCHOOLS: Strategies for Implementing the New York State Learning Standards; Issues in Urban Education Urban Education Dept. SUNY. Albany, NY 2001 

NYSUT Workshop Presentation: A NEW VISION OF THE URBAN LEARNER: CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP K-12; Statewide Conference on In-Service Education, Albany, NY

2000 Liaison: Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Program: "TAKING THE BLUE RIBBON CHALLENGE"

U.S. Dept. of Education

2000 Presenter:"BEST PRACTICES in URBAN EDUCATION": "TEACHING FOR SUCCESS DISCIPLINE PLAN."Capital District Roundtable on Urban Education; Sponsored by Office of Urban Education Programs, SUNY at Albany, NY

2000-2003 Board Member-Capital Region PRINCIPALS' CENTER

2000 Presenter: BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS OF EXCELLENCE CONFERENCE; Sponsored by the NY State Ed. Dept. and the U.S. Department of Education

1999-2001 Capital District Association for Women in Administration (CDAWA); Steering Committee Member

2001-2002 Co-Chair (CDAWA)

1996-1999 Selected for a 3 year term: Harvard Graduate School of Education , PRINCIPALS' CENTER Advisory Board, Cambridge, Massachusetts

1999 Presenter: "TEACHING FOR SUCCESS-A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO STUDENT DISCIPLINE" Sponsored NYSUT/ NY State Ed. Dept. -Staff Development Conference

1999 Attended space/science/technology workshops at SPACE CAMP in Laval, Canada: Feb 7, 2000 Featured in the New York School Boards Association Newsletter entitled : "ON BOARD "

1999 Presenter:"THE TOAST PROJECT -Technology in Today's Elementary School"; NY State Computers and Technology Conference

1999 Article published: "Reading Mentors" featured in :BEST IDEAS FOR READING From America's Blue Ribbon Schools, published by the National Association of Elementary School Principals

1998 NY State Ed. Dept. Reviewer: GOALS 2000 proposals

1998 U.S. Dept. of Ed. Reviewer: 21 st Century Community

Learning Center Grants

1998 Presenter: "A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH: AN URBAN SUCCESS STORY", Sponsored by: Success for All Students,Staff Development Institute,Orlando,Fla.

1998 Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology was one of two schools featured in a NY State Ed. Dept. broadcast: "IT'S NOT THE SAME OLD SCHOOL"

1998 Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology was featured in the NY State Ed. Dept. teleconference; "EARLY LITERACY"

1998 Thomas O"Brien Academy of Science and Technology: featured as a "MODEL SCHOOL", National School Technical Exposition and Conference

1997 Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology received the NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE AWARD by the U.S. Dept. of Ed.

1997 Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology received SPECIAL HONORS in TECHNOLOGY by the U.S. Dept. of Education 1997 Presented with HONORS for EXCELLENCE in EDUCATION by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)

1997 Featured in "PRINCIPAL" Magazine-"Salute to the Principals of Blue Ribbon Schools"Sept. 1997 Issue 1997 PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR AWARD; Capital Area School Development Association (CASDA) State University of NY, Albany, NY

1997 Featured PRINCIPAL, NY State Ed. Dept. statewide teleconference with NY State Education Commissioner, Richard P. Mills: entitled "ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP"

1997 Article Published: "WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BECOME A BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL?" Harvard Principals'

Center Newsletter Spring 1997 Issue: "THE DESKTOP"

1997 Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology was featured in NY State Ed. Dept . statewide teleconference: "INTEGRATING CURRICULUM"

1996 Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology was recognized : NY STATE BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL

1996 Presented with PTA HONORARY LIFE MEMBERSHIP as an Outstanding Children's Advocate

1995 "REDBOOK MAGAZINE" Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology: ONE OF AMERICA'S BEST SCHOOLS for "Significant Improvement "

1995 "CURRICULUM ADMINISTRATOR" Magazine "Technology Magnetizes Students in Albany, NY" Nov/Dec issue

1994 Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology was named as a "New York State COMPACT PARTNERSHIP SCHOOL"

1992 Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology- Cover/Featured NY State Ed. Dept. Publication, TECHNOLOGY IN INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES

1991 Samuel J; Preston Elementary School- Featured cover story "From Bach to Broadway in Harrison, New York" "TEACHING: Pre-K-8 " Magazine -Published March'92

1991 Samuel J. Preston Elementary School received "MIDDLE STATES ACCREDITATION", May '91

1991 Attended Harvard Principals' Center Summer Institute "LEADERSHIP: AN EVOLVING VISION"

 

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