"As an experienced educator who shares a background in banking, real estate, and law, I am convinced that both my knowledge and experience are valuable in a business learning environment. Any time an individual chooses to advance his/her education, the benefits of doing so are immeasurable. His interest in continuing to learn serves to secure his future while, simultaneously, improving that of his family, the community in which he lives, as well as all of society. Becoming a lifelong learner is the key to staying ahead of the learning curve while also strengthening one's ability to contribute as a leader in a rapidly changing world. It is my firm belief that any student who makes a serious commitment to his education is making a lifetime investment working toward a goal which will always hold him in good stead."
"As the chairperson for the Evening /Saturday accounting program, I enjoy working with motivated adult students who successfully budget time for their studies, in addition to their busy work and home schedules. It is a privilege to contribute to the development of these future accounting and finance professionals."
"In reviewing my business career it became obvious to me that much of my success was due to the efforts of several outstanding instructors. In forecasting the balance of my time on this side of the earth, I decided to pay back to others the good that had been done to me. Teaching became my late- in-life ministry. The College of Westchester was the first school to let me bring my abilities to those whose careers might benefit as had my own. The College also introduced me to many like-minded individuals who were already engaged in full-time teaching."
"Words - knowing them, understanding them, being able to put them together and be heard, understood and agreed with - are the ultimate power and the consummate tools of success. My job is to activate this power in my students so they can go forth and change the world for the better. I can think of no better job to have."
"Every day, I make the classroom interesting and fun by allowing students to take proactive and interactive roles in their learning. I have found the greatest successes come when students are empowered to embrace their educational experience and take ownership of it. I am an authoritative leader who facilitates the learning process so that students can maintain greater control over what they take away from each class session."
"Every student that comes my way is like a melody that is not yet written, a soul mate you long to meet but haven't yet found, an undiscovered potential waiting to be given the opportunity to sing out to the world. My job as a college professor here at CW is to unlock melodies, so that all of our students can begin to discover the music beating within their hearts and minds. I tap all avenues of individualized, collaborative learning, both within and beyond the classroom, and when I send my students out into the world at graduation they are - to the best of my ability to train and prepare them - ready to be professional players in the orchestra of modern life."
My 20 years of teaching and facilitating have repeatedly demonstrated that higher education is an important journey of transformation and empowerment. Each class at CW becomes a community of learners who actively collaborate toward an achievement of knowledge, skills, and development. In the words of Oliver Wendell Holmes, "A mind stretched to a new idea never regains its original dimension."
"I love what I do. I walk into class looking to challenge my students and have them challenge me. Most days, we are both successful - and that's a great thing."
"Education is a social process; education is growth; education is not a preparation for life but life itself." -John Deweyz
“Working at The College of Westchester has given me the opportunity to impart to students one of my most important values: education. As I tell my students, education is a conduit for change. The College of Westchester as a student centered, positive and friendly institution, provides our students with the chance to learn, grow and change their lives. As faculty we serve as the conduit for their knowledge and growth. As college administrators we have the opportunity to encourage, direct and sometimes remind and refocus them on their goal. The College of Westchester provides an environment in which students can succeed and be better than they ever imagined. I am delighted that I can be a part of that process."
"I want my students to think coming to my classes are like going to a bank of knowledge. Whenever you come in, you make deposits and withdrawals and leave with more knowledge than when you came in."
"I've taught students of all age levels from kindergarten through graduate school and I believe that no matter what level the student, for them to learn, they must be in a safe, fostering, and challenging atmosphere. That environment is what CW provides and I'm proud to be a part of it."
"I love teaching at CW because every day I make my classroom interesting and fun by challenging students with new and exciting information."
"As the chairperson of the Office Technology Department, I bring enthusiasm, experience, and current computer knowledge to my students. I take great pride working alongside young adults as they prepare for the business world."
"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." -William Arthur Ward"
“I am The Assistant Director of Career Services at The College of Westchester. In addition to Career Counseling, I teach a Freshman orientation class called Transformative Learning and ground and online Career Development classes here at CW. I feel it is important to not only differentiate my classroom to all types of learners, but build rapport with students, so they have a link to The Office of Career Services. Weather I’m instructing first semester students or graduating students, I enjoy getting to know each student on an individual basis and help them meet their career goals.”
"Teaching is my calling; it's my life's purpose. But it's the students who make every day at CW as fresh and exciting as Christmas morning; they are like presents under the tree - despite the different packaging, each is filled with a unique, little treasure inside."
"My value to the College and our students is to challenge them with new material, ideas and concepts and to ensure that I make this relevant to both their past experiences and future career goals. I also remain conscious of the fact that I work for them, that my success is measured by their growth, and that I accept a measure of responsibility if they don’t succeed."
"We build careers, expand opportunities that change lives! Providing opportunities and chances is my mission and my goal!"
"The CW students I've had the privilege to teach have, in tangible and intangible ways, shaped me and my craft. The preeminent lesson I've derived from these experiences is that I am not their educator if I'm not also their student - willing to learn who they are and the ways I may optimally serve them. Each student is unique, each class is distinct from those before and those to come. In my experience at CW the one overarching constant is mutual work toward successful outcomes - the students' and mine."
"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself" - John Dewey
"As an Instructor, my purpose is not to create students in my own image, but to develop students who can create their own image. I encourage them to set their goals high enough to inspire them and low enough to encourage them.
I chose to teach in the Allied Health Field because I enjoy sharing my knowledge and enlightening the way for others to become successful medical professionals."
"As an academic administrator it is important for me to monitor the pulse of our students through teaching and learning. This exchange also happens outside of the classroom with members of our community and businesses that employ our students. My goal is to help our students reach their potential through formal education and practical experience.”
"I try to bring my professional experience in the creative industries into the classroom. My focus in class is the creative process which is universal to design and integral to artistic success and marketability. The small class sizes at CW allow me to mentor my student’s one on one and give them the individual attention they need to further their creative output."
“I live by the Golden Rule so I teach by the Golden Rule - I treat the students like I want to be treated. With mutual respect we learn from each other.”
"Words have always been my passion, and success in today's workplace demands the best communication skills. That's why I am happy to teach writing and communication at The College of Westchester."
"I look to complete myself every day through my integrity as an instructor. I am dedicated to the ideals of my profession and to the fulfillment of my students."
"For me, the greatest reward of teaching at the College of Westchester is seeing students come in with very little knowledge of the field of health care and grow and develop into confident and knowledgeable Certified Health Care Professionals."
"My goal as a professor is to equip my students with the knowledge and skills that they will need to be a successful digital artist. I work hard to create a comfortable and stimulating classroom environment. My students are encouraged to ask questions, explore, and continually push their personal limits."
"I love working at The College of Westchester because my students success is my success. Helping students to obtain the skills necessary to compete in an ever growing competitive market is what CW is all about. I believe the price of success must be paid in advance, and paid in full, there are no discounts at the door of success."
"I am a teacher, tutor, and Success Coach at The College of Westchester. I write fiction and plays, and direct theater in Manhattan. I apply my background to the classroom, where I teach that through skillful communication, both written and spoken, students can make their mark on society."
"The College of Westchester Career Services staff carefully guides you through the entire process of planning and preparing you for your actual job search.
We offer private career counseling, assistance in resume writing, writing of introduction and follow up letters, researching companies, securing job interviews, conducting interviews, job interview follow-up.
Because of the focused courses and programs, a CW degree can give you a competitive advantage in the marketplace and provide you the skills and knowledge valued by employers in business, government and organizations."
"Our Allied Health programs at CW prepare students to meet the challenges of the growing healthcare industry. We engage our students with the education and skills training necessary to become a medical professional that often times fulfills for them a lifelong dream of helping people."
"Teaching is not something that can be developed over night. It is an art that must be mastered through time, diligence, and patience. I became a teacher because of all of my female professors who inspired me to be where I am today. Every moment, every day, and every year I teach I learn something new, something greater.
As Aristotle said, "Teaching is the highest form of understanding" and I truly believe this."
"Technology impacts every area of our lives. Understanding the uses of technology and becoming an expert in the field of Information Technology (IT) provides an individual with a cutting edge career opportunity. It's my goal to share with my students the knowledge and skills necessary to become an IT expert. It's my desire that through interactive class sessions, hands-on and virtual labs, and individual and team-based assignments students will take hold of my respect and love for technology, apply their knowledge and skills, and succeed with a career in Information Technology."
"Our classes are comprised of students with diverse work experiences. For those of them with "zero" IT knowledge and those of them who want to change career, our department will give them the hands-on experience that they need. Our small class size encourages team work and one-on-one interaction. Project development is an integral part of our program, and real life projects are used to stimulate and inspire our students."
"Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand." - Chinese Proverb
"I have been in education over 35 years. It provides a person with the fulfillment of giving, assisting and developing young minds. CW affords that opportunity to those who choose to venture into the brave new world of further education. Many are experiencing that unique experience of achieving the goals, they at one time gave little thought of attaining."
"Having spent 14 years at night school for my B.A. and another seven to get my Masters, allows me to understand the challenges that night and evening students face. Now, as a professor who has taught numerous business courses including organizational management, marketing, advertising, business communications, business law, leadership plus many technology-related classes at The College of Westchester, I'm knowledgeable & fully committed to helping and inspiring all of my students at CW to achieve success."
"Every day, I try to make my class both interesting and fun. My goal is to show how something that seems challenging can be broken down into smaller, easier to understand, and simpler steps. Through this process I will sometimes spontaneously thread in humor to assist in making the students comfortable."
"Teaching in a college setting for over twenty years has been interesting. Here at CW it has been a treat. Everyday the students come into the classroom eager to learn. Their thirst to achieve their goals has motivated them to succeed. I applaud the students for working very diligently and being enthusiastic."