New Assistant Principal appointed to the Adult Evening Program
Michele Cohen was recently named Assistant Principal of the Nassau BOCES Adult Evening Program. The new administrator brings more than 12 years of educational experience to the position, having started as a teacher in the New York City school system.
Ms. Cohen served as a special education teacher of mathematics for six years, after which she moved into an administrative role as assistant principal. From there she entered district administration, where she served an additional six years supervising NYC schools. Ms. Cohen holds a bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University and two master’s degrees — the first in secondary education from Mercy College and the second in school administration from the Teachers College at Columbia University. She has also earned advanced certification in school district leadership from Baruch College at the City University of New York.
As assistant principal of the Adult Evening Program, Ms. Cohen plans to help “provide opportunities to all students for success in the workforce. That’s really what this program is all about,” she said. “People come here because they aren't sure of the right career path. I want to help them find that path — the one leading to success.”
“Nassau BOCES is committed to offering comprehensive adult education services, from beginning literacy for English language learners to high school equivalency diplomas to GED candidates,” said Regional Schools and Instructional Programs Executive Director Gene Silverman. “Our programs provide a foundation for post-secondary education and develop career readiness in adults preparing to enter the work force. We’ve aligned our curriculum with the New York State Common Core learning standards and enhance instruction with state-of-the-art teaching tools.”
“We’re working to grow the Adult Evening Program,” Ms. Cohen said. “We’re going to expand it and make it stronger. Programs like this are essential. They provide people who were unable to attend college with an opportunity to be successful in the world.”
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