Martin Brooks, Ed. D
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 is a board member of the Horace Mann League, andHe 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 also serves on the Educational Leadership Program Advisory Board at Teachers College, Columbia University.
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. In 2021 he released, (again as a co-author with his wife), Schools Reimagined: Unifying the Science of Learning with the Art of Teaching. He has also presented at numerous local, state, national and international conferences.
Lauren Allan, Ed.D
Lauren Allan served as a superintendent in Westchester County (NY) for eight years, and was also principal at the elementary and middle school levels, and assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. She began her educational career in the New Rochelle Public Schools as a World Language teacher. Lauren joined Tri-State Consortium as a senior associate in 2018 and became the Assistant Director in 2022.
Lauren earned her doctoral degree in educational leadership at Fordham University. Lauren is the recipient of the Lower Hudson Council of School Superintendents’ Distinguished Service Award and served as president of the Putnam, Northern Westchester BOCES Curriculum Council. She is also a member of the Suburban School Superintendents and the Metropolitan School Study Council at Teachers College.
She has presented at numerous local, state and national conferences.
Kathleen C. Reilly
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 for 22 years. 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.