Instructors & Presenters

Judith C. Hochman, Ed.D.  Jill Fedele, M.S.  Eileen Perlman, M.S.
Phyllis Bertin, M.S. Betsy M. Duffy, M.S. Ed.  Anne Marie Rowley, B.S.
Lisa R. Bambino, J.D., M.S. Ed. Char Forsten  Carol Siegel, M.A.
Mark Bertin, M.D. Patricia Gay, M.A.  Lydia H. Soifer, Ph.D.
 Ronnie Berish, M.S Harold Koplewicz, M.D.  Anni Stipek M.A.
 Timothy Caccopola, M.S.  Keri Levine, M.S.  Alan B. Wachtel, M.D.
 G. Emerson Dickman, J.D. Amy Linden, M.A.  Leslie Zuckerwise, M.A.
  Anne Margolis, LCSW  

 


 

Judith C. Hochman, Ed.D.Judith Hochman

Dr. Judith C. Hochman, Ed.D. is the former Superintendent of the Greenburgh Graham Union Free School District in Hastings on Hudson, New York and former Head of The Windward School in White Plains, New York.  She is the founder and senior faculty member of the Windward Teacher Training Institute.

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Phyllis Bertin, M.S.

Phyllis Bertin, M.S., a noted lecturer, teacher trainer and school consultant, is the
Director of Reading at Windward Teacher Training Institute.

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Lisa R. Bambino, J.D., M.S. Ed.Lisa Bambino

Lisa Bambino, J.D., M.S. Ed., a faculty member at The Windward School for more than ten years, is currently the Coordinator of Social Studies and Middle School Library Services.

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Mark Bertin, M.D.

Dr. Mark Bertin, a board certified developmental behavioral pediatrician, studied at the
UCLA School of Medicine and completed his training in general pediatrics at Oakland
Children's Hospital in California. 

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Ronnie Berish, M.S.R Berrish

Ronnie Berish, M.S., certified in both elementary and special education, has been teaching reading and training staff at The Windward School for more than thirty years.

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 Mr. Caccapola

Timothy Caccopola, M.S.

Timothy Caccopola, M.S., has taught social studies and study skills for eight years at The Windward School.

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G. Emerson Dickman, J.D.

Emerson Dickman is an attorney who, for over thirty years, has specialized in the representation of children with disabilities.

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Betsy M. Duffy, M.S. Ed.

Betsy M. Duffy, M.S. Ed., is the Director of Language Arts at The Windward School and former Director of Curriculum and Instruction at The Graham School in Hastings, New York. 

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Jill Fedele, M.S.Fedele, Jill

Ms. Fedele is currently the Coordinator of Middle School Language Arts at The Windward School.  She has worked for over 15 years at The Windward School as a Director of Reading and a classroom teacher.

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Char Forsten

A former teacher and teaching principal for 18 years, Char is a popular presenter who
now works frequently as a consultant in classrooms across the country.

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Patricia A. Gay, M.A.Patricia_Gay

Mrs. Gay has been a classroom teacher at The Windward School since 1998. She received her M.A. in Liberal Studies from Manhattanville College.

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Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D.

Dr. Koplewicz is one of the nation’s leading child and adolescent psychiatrists and president and founder of the Child Mind Institute (CMI), an organization dedicated to transforming mental health care for children everywhere. 

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Keri Levine. M.S.

Ms. Levine has been special educator in public schools for over 15 years.  Currently, she is a learning disabilities specialist in the White Plains Public School District, where she coordinates the program Preventing Academic Failure (PAF) curriculum to “at-risk” children in the general education setting. 

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Amy Linden, M.A.Amy Linded

Amy Linden, M.A., Supervisor of the Reading Program at The Windward School, is certified in both elementary and special education.

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Anne Margolis, LCSW

Anne Margolis is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is presently employed at Familyhealth. Prior to that, she worked at Four Winds Hospital in Katonah, NY and the Department of Psychiatry at Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, NY.   

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Eileen Perlman, M.S.

Eileen Perlman, M.S., began her career as a classroom teacher and reading specialist. 

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Anne Marie Rowley, B.S.A Rowley

Anne Marie Rowley, B.S., is the Director of Technology at The Windward School. She works closely with the staff to develop electronic research programs for students in grades six through nine.

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Carol Siegel, M.A.

Carol Siegel, M.A., a master teacher with certification in Elementary and Special
Education and Multisensory Structured Language Education (IMSLEC), taught at
The Windward Lower School for 20 years. 

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Lydia H. Soifer, Ph.D.

Lydia H. Soifer, Ph.D., a language pathologist, has more than thirty-five years experience in
clinical, private and university teaching and is a frequent presenter at professional conferences
across the country.

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Anni Stipek M.A.Anni_Stipek

Ms. Stipek’s 20 years of classroom teaching experience have spanned kindergarten through 8th grade. 

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Alan B. Wachtel, M.D.Alan Wachtel

Alan B. Wachtel, M.D. is the founder and director of Familyhealth Associates, a multi-disciplinary private group practice specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of attention, behavior, learning, and mood disorders.

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Leslie Zuckerwise, M.A.Leslie Zuckerwise

Ms. Zuckerwise is presently the Head of The Windward School’s Lower School.  From 2011-2013 school years, she was the Assistant Head of the Lower School. Previously, she taught at Windward’s Middle School.

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