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Assistant Secretary For Education To Speak At College Of New Rochelle

Deborah S. Delisle, assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education at the Department of Education.
Deborah S. Delisle, assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education at the Department of Education. Photo Credit: Contributed

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Deborah S. Delisle, the assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education, will speak at College of New Rochelle on Thursday, March 20.

Delisle will discuss critical topics in education today including the implementation of the common core, the development of Pre-K programs, the college to career pathway, standardized assessment and more. After her presentation, Delisle will respond to questions from the audience.

“We welcome this dialogue with Ms. Delisle because of our long history of developing the educators who are now making an impact on students in the New York metro area, in both teaching and administrative positions,” commented Dorothy Escribano, Provost & Sr. VP for Academic Affairs at The College of New Rochelle.

Nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the US Senate in April 2012, Delisle plays a pivotal role as principal advisor to the US Secretary of Education on all matters related to Pre-K, elementary and secondary education.

Additionally, Delisle directs, coordinates and recommends policy for programs designed to assist state and local educational agencies with improving elementary and secondary school student achievement.

Prior to joining the department, Delisle served as Ohio’s 35th State Superintendent of Public Instruction (2008-2011) where she lead a successful application for the US Department of Education’s "Race to the Top Program," which secured $400 million to boost student achievement through innovative programs and numerous statewide reforms.

Delisle has received numerous honors and awards highlighting her creativity and innovation to her calling and service as an educator.

The event is co-sponsored with the Lower Hudson Council of Administrative Women in Education and The Westchester Putnam School Boards Association. Educational administrators and officials from across New York are expected to attend.

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