2022 Nassau BOCES Education Partner Award Honoree

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Dr. Robert Manley

Editor in Chief, Journal for Leadership and Instruction 

As Editor and Chief of The Journal for Leadership and Instruction (JLI), Dr. Robert Manley employs his vast expertise to help guide educational research on the global stage. Published through SCOPE Education Services, the JLI is an international, peer-reviewed research journal for education professionals. The journal adheres to a strict code of ethics and serves as a curriculum and planning resource for teachers and administrators.  

Dr. Manley has contributed to a variety of educational publications, and served as a consulting expert to numerous state education departments, school boards, school districts and BOCES. He was co-editor of the Long Island Education Review, and co-authored three books on the topics of child development, school and school district operations, and improving student achievement. 

Dr. Manley has devoted his life and career to advancing student development and academic achievement, and improving the performance of Long Island schools. In pursuit of these  goals, he has served in a number of leadership roles, including: teacher, superintendent and assistant superintendent for the West Babylon UFSD; assistant principal at Babylon Junior-Senior High School; and principal of Plainedge High School. 

He has chaired the New York State Joint Intervention Team, the American Library Association’s  National Committee for Education, and the Department for Educational Administration, Leadership and Technology at Dowling College. He has served on the board of directors for SCOPE Education Services, as board president and vice-president of the Suffolk Cooperative Library System, as scholarship co-chair for the Babylon Town Rotary, and as dean of the Dowling College School of Education. 

Dr. Manley has been guided in his work by a belief that educational communities can only thrive through a spirit of cooperative collaboration and interconnectivity. In adherence to these values, he has devoted himself to fostering adult leadership, and supporting aspiring educators.