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For Release: April 18, 2006


DOE to Host Data Workshop Next Week

Educators interested in using school data to improve classroom instruction and student results are strongly encouraged to attend a workshop on Tuesday, April 25 in Wayne.

The workshop, “Drilling Down Using Data,” is co-sponsored by the Department of Education’s Northern Regional Office and Passaic County Community College.  It takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Passaic County Public Safety Academy, 300 Oldham Road, Wayne.

Dr. Tracey Severns is the keynote speaker.  She is currently the Mount Olive Middle School principal and is a former superintendent.  She has presented at various state and national education workshops from the perspective of a teacher, parent, student, private tutor, researcher, vice principal, principal and superintendent. 

Dr. Severns has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a master’s degree in Teaching and a doctorate in Educational Administration and Supervision.  She is certified in Elementary Education, Special Education and K-12 Administration. 

For more information, contact Meredith Coticchio of Passaic County Community College at (973) 684-6126.  The registration fee is $75.

In addition to the Northern Region workshops, the DOE’s Central and Southern regions are hosting several professional development workshops throughout the school year. The workshops are all intended to help educators with a variety of professional development issues.

A complete list is online here: http://education.state.nj.us/events/.