Instructors & Presenters

Judith C. Hochman, Ed.D.  Jill Fedele, M.S. Eileen Perlman, M.S.
Lisa R. Bambino, J.D., M.S. Ed. Betsy M. Duffy, M.S. Ed. Anne Marie Rowley, B.S.
Phyllis Bertin, M.S. 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
 Timothy Caccopola, M.S.  Keri Levine, M.S.  Toni-Ann Vroom, M.S. Ed.
 G. Emerson Dickman, J.D. Amy Linden, M.A.  Alan B. Wachtel, M.D.
  Anne Margolis, LCSW  Leslie Zuckerwise, M.A.

 


 

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 Head of The Windward School in White Plains, New York from 1988 to 1999.

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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

Jill F. Fedele is the Coordinator of Middle School Language Arts at The Windward School.

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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.S.

Mrs. Gay, M.A., 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.

Keri Levine, M.S., has been a special educator in public schools for over fifteen years.

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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

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

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Toni-Ann Vroom, M.S. Ed.

Toni-Ann Vroom, M.S. Ed., is a lead teacher at New Dorp High School in Staten Island, NY.

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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

Leslie Zuckerwise, M.A., Head of Windward's lower school, was the Assistant Head for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years.

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