"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"My goal is to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to know in the business world - not just as an employee, but as an entrepreneur and a business executive."
"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."
"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 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 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. Whether 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 here at the College of Westchester is a great privilege, watching our student succeed is a great victory.”
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 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."
"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 believe that when a student has completed each course that he or she takes, the student should be changed in some way. The change should come from knowing how to do something that he or she didn’t know how to do at the beginning of the course; this shows true learning, and that’s the goal.”
"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."
“I believe that communication is the key to learning and to teaching. When a student doesn’t understand new information, it is their responsibility to express their confusion as a question. However, as a teacher of communication, it is my responsibility to teach them how to ask good questions in order to increase the likelihood of getting the needed answers.”
"One of the most important skills I learned as a journalist has been the ability to develop the capacity to absorb as much information as possible, process it, and be prepared to ask as many questions as needed to fully understand the topic. I want my students to be able to learn and not just memorize. My goal is to prepare students with practical skills to become competitive professionals in the industry of their choosing."
"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."
"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."
"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."
“I consider it a tremendous privilege to be able to work with the students and help them explore how technology is impacting the workplace and the world around them.”
"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 be a part of the Health Professions field because I enjoy sharing my knowledge and enlightening the way for others to become successful medical professionals."