St. Joseph’s College partnered with the New York State Middle School Association (NYSMSA) to host the Sixth Annual Teaching for Tomorrow Conference on May 21.
The conference brought together educators from all over Long Island and the New York City area to engage in professional development workshops and to celebrate the best practices for middle-level education.
The conference has become a staple in providing a venue for nationally recognized Essential Elements Schools to Watch award recipients to highlight their award-winning practices.
The workshops were led by top teaching professionals, administrators and educational consultants.
Shawn Robertson, Ed.D., associate professor of SJC Long Island’s child study department, continued as conference chair.
Alumni Dennis Schug, principal of Hampton Bays Middle School, and John Christie, Ed.D., principal of the Dayton Avenue School in Manorville, were conference committee members. Mr. Schug graduated from SJC Long Island in 1997 with a B.A. in Child Study, and Dr. Christie graduated in 1999 with a B.A. in History.
NYSMSA represents those who serve the educational needs of all young adolescents in New York state. They are committed to creating, promoting and supporting effective middle-level programs that are academically rigorous and developmentally responsive.