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IEI is committed to supporting the next generation of women in leadership and that is why we have developed the IEI Workshop: Women in Leadership  2022. This workshop is focused on discussing topics and issues that are relevant to women in leadership roles and those aspiring to be in the same position. Join us on Saturday, June 11 at the Garden City Hotel in Long Island, New York from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm to take part. 

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Elisa Alvarez

After graduating from GSE in 2004 with an MS degree in School Leadership, Elisa Alvarez headed to the classroom to provide special education support services to students and develop lesson plans with the unique needs of bilingual students with disabilities in mind. Today, this Touro alumna is the Associate Commissioner of Bilingual Education and World Languages at the New York State Education Department. We spoke to Alvarez about the steps she has taken along her career path, the daily challenges in this role, and why she thinks improving bilingual education is the key to improving society.

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Dr. Judith Clarke

Dr. Judi Brown Clarke is the Vice President for Equity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer for Stony Brook University and Health System. She reports directly to the President and sits on the university’s senior leadership teams, including the President’s Cabinet, University Council, Vice Presidents Council and Campus Climate. She possesses over seventeen years on senior management teams shaping strategic plans for diversity and establishing infrastructures for inclusive excellence and equity sustainability. 


Dr. Lorna Lewis

Dr. Lorna Lewis has been a pioneer over her nearly 40-year career as an educator. In June 2018 she became the first woman of color to preside over the NY State Council of Superintendents. She currently serves as the superintendent of Malverne UFSD, after serving as the superintendent of Plainview-Old Bethpage CSD and East Williston UFSD.
An outspoken voice for inclusion and equity in public education, Dr. Lewis is a founding member of NYCOSS' Commission on Diversity and Inclusivity, and also chairs their curriculum committee. She is an invaluable resource for the Education Equity Initiative.

Rebecca Stone

Dr. Rebecca Stone

Rebecca Stone has been the superintendent at Marathon Central School District since 2011 and has proudly served as an advocate for students and families of rural schools.  Prior to her current position, Rebecca served as the elementary principal at Wilson Elementary in the South Jefferson Central School District for 10 years; a 7th grade math and science teacher in Winston-Salem, NC, and an 8th grade science teacher in Salt Lake City, UT.


Regina Armstrong

Regina Armstrong 

Regina Armstrong obtained her Professional Diploma from Queens
College in August 1998 and is currently pursuing her Doctorate at American College of Education,
Indianapolis, Indiana in Education Leadership with a focus on Curriculum and Instruction.  In June
of 2017, her life’s work was recognized by the Hempstead Branch of the NAACP, were she
received the “Education Award.”  She is currently  Superintendent of Schools.

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Dr. Constance Evelyn

Dr. Constance Evelyn currently serves as the superintendent of schools in Valley Stream Thirteen UFSD. As a longtime public educator, she has received numerous awards and recognition for her dedicated service to students across the state. She is the co-author of Evaluating the Superintendent, a book focused on the nexus between the superintendent's evaluation process and building superintendents' capacity to successfully partner with the Board of Education to meet District goals.

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Dr. Barbara Mullen

Dr. Barbara Mullen serves as Assistant Superintendent for Student Services at Cambridge PS. Her main role is to ensure equitable practices are at the core of each system throughout CPSD in order to address & redress long-standing inequities & opportunities in student outcomes. She is the author of Secure Your Oxygen Mask First: Strategies to Prevent Burnout in Special Education Practitioners.


Dr. Aurelia Henriquez

Dr. Aurelia Henriquez began her career as an elementary school teacher, where her passion for education and student success blossomed. She now serves as Superintendent of Port Chester Schools in New York and brings a wealth of knowledge to the role. Dr. Henriquez also serves as a board member for the New York State Association of Latino Superintendents.


Tiffany Law

Tiffany Law began her career in hospitality as a sought-after professional chef. While she excelled as a chef, her organizational, management, and people skills pushed her to pursue a career beyond five-star restaurants. When she was approached by the CEO of IEI to run events, she knew she could not pass up the opportunity. Tiffany now serves as Director of Partner Relations for the Institute of Education Innovation. 

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Long Island, NY 

Long Island is perfectly situated far enough from Manhattan to escape the densely populated, hustle and bustle of the city, but close enough to be in its midst in minutes. But don't let the Big Apple steal the spotlight - Long Island has its own charm to offer. Explore this urban island and all it has to offer. 

"My IEI experience has enhanced my leadership in significant ways"

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