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Marty Brooks served as a superintendent on Long Island (NY) for sixteen years, and was also a school principal, assistant superintendent for curriculum, and deputy superintendent. He began his educational career in Community School District #8 in the South Bronx as a teacher and guidance counselor.
Marty earned his doctoral degree in educational administration at Teachers College, Columbia University. He has served on the boards of the Long Island Children’s Museum, Public Schools for Tomorrow, the Metropolitan School Study Council at Teachers College, the Institute for the Development of Education in the Advanced Sciences at Hofstra University, and the Long Island School Leadership Center. He also is a member of the Suburban School Superintendents, the National Superintendents Roundtable, and served as president of the Nassau County Council of School Superintendents in 2000-01.
Marty has written extensively about education and leadership, and is co-author (with his wife, Jacqueline Grennon Brooks) of one of ASCD’s best-selling books, In Search of Understanding: The Case for Constructivist Classrooms. He has also presented at numerous local, state, national and international conferences.
Kathleen taught 10th and 12th grade English at Edgemont High School, Scarsdale NY, for over twenty years and retired in 2000 to join the Tri-State Consortium as Director of Training. During her tenure at Edgemont, she was an Adjunct Instructor in Freshman English for Syracuse University’s Project Advance and an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Development at Hofstra University.
Kathleen received a Certificate of Advanced Study from Wesleyan University, an MAT in English from Manhattanville College, and a B. S. in Journalism from Boston University.
Kathleen’s research interests in the teaching of writing led to grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, American Studies Consortium, the National Council for the Teaching of English, and the Edgemont Schools Foundation. She was named a New York Educator of Excellence, received the Westchester Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa Outstanding Teacher Award, Edgemont’s Teacher of the Year, and was a finalist for New York State Teacher of the Year.