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Ellen Lane

Community Advisor

Ellen Lane is Communications Director for Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES, a collaborative school district serving 18 districts in the region. BOCES provides career and technical education, special education, professional development and management services, helping school districts to save money while enhancing and improving the quality of education offered. Before joining BOCES five years ago, Ellen worked as a daily newspaper reporter and public relations and marketing consultant.

Ellen Lane's Contributions

  1. Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES Honors Fox Meadow, Walden Students

    Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES Honors Fox Meadow, Walden Students

    PUTNAM VALLEY, N.Y. -- A Putnam Valley eighth-grader’s hard work and dedication and another student's "resilience" have both been recognized by local educators.Dean Fejes, a student at Fox Meadow Middle/High School at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, was named a “Student of Distinction."Also honored as a "Student of Distinction" was Jonell Rios Losado, a ...

  2. Aspiring Teen Authors Get A Master Class In Writing At BOCES

    Aspiring Teen Authors Get A Master Class In Writing At BOCES

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- It isn't often an aspiring young writer gets to collaborate with a professional author.Students from high school across Westchester had the rare chance to work alongside published authors in a master class offered recently at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES.Olivia Grubb, a student at Rippowam Cisqua,  was working on one of her short stories and got a chance to work ...

  3. Putnam-Northern Westchester Educators Discuss Five C's Of Learning

    Putnam-Northern Westchester Educators Discuss Five C's Of Learning

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. – An education conference focused on the four Cs of learning tackled new territory recently, adding a fifth C to the list.Discussing various elements of communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking, Student Engagement Through the Four Cs – composed of 21 workshops – was organized by the Putnam-Northern Weschester BOCES, according to organizers, ...

  4. Mahopac Schools Credit 'Team Effort' For Thanksgiving Food Drive's Success

    Mahopac Schools Credit 'Team Effort' For Thanksgiving Food Drive's Success

    MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- Schools, fire departments and businesses all got together this past Thanksgiving to make sure that dozens of local families had something for their holiday meals.“It was a true team effort from the community,” said Mahopac Middle School principal Vincent DiGrandi.Students and staff members at several schools in the district held drives to collect goodies such as turkey, ...

  5. Peekskill High Schooler Honored At BOCES As 'Student Of Distinction'

    Peekskill High Schooler Honored At BOCES As 'Student Of Distinction'

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- A senior at Peekskill High School who her teachers describe as "hard-working" and "dedicated" has been recognized for these attributes. She is Autumn Jacobs, a BOCES Student of Distinction. The recognition came at a Peekskill Board of Education meeting.Jacobs is a second year student in the Culinary Program at BOCES Tech Center and said the ...

  6. Briarcliff Workshop Helps Women Become Educational Leaders

    Briarcliff Workshop Helps Women Become Educational Leaders

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- Women in education are underrepresented in leadership positions nationally, according to a leadership conference held earlier this month in Briarcliff Manor. Fortune 500 companies have just 4.6 percent of women CEOs. And while the statistics are more robust, with 27 percent of leadership positions in education being held by women, women comprise 76 percent of ...

  7. Artist Reveals 'Hidden Potential,' In Trash Inspires Fox Meadow Students

    Artist Reveals 'Hidden Potential,' In Trash Inspires Fox Meadow Students

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- An artist who makes art out of trash visited with students recently at Fox Meadow Middle/High School.Aurora Robson talked about her art created from trash or what she refers to as  “displaced abundance.”She will return later this year to lead the students in making their own art from discarded materials.A Canadian born artist who has lived in New York for more than 20 ...

  8. Mahopac Students Learn About Native American Life

    Mahopac Students Learn About Native American Life

    MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- Mahopac students recently learned what life was like for early Native Americans.Clint “Rides His Horse” Chartier, a Colorado lecturer and expert on the history and culture of the Plains tribes, appeared in traditional buckskin garb at the Fulmar Road Elementary School.He talked to the children about the dangers of buffalo hunting and how Native Americans survived the ...

  9. Brewster Resident Appointed To Putnam/Northern Westchester Board

    Brewster Resident Appointed To Putnam/Northern Westchester Board

    BREWSTER, N.Y. -- Brewster Board of Education member and longtime educational advocate Mary Cay Nilsen has been appointed to the Putnam/Northern Westchester Board of Education. Nilsen replaces Carolyn Aversano, who recently resigned.“It all starts with that baby in your arms,” said Nilsen, a stay-at-home mom who first began thinking about how to make children’s lives better when she had ...

  10. Somers’ Brittney Morel Honored As BOCES Student Of Distinction

    Somers’ Brittney Morel Honored As BOCES Student Of Distinction

    SOMERS, N.Y. -- Somers student Brittney Morel is going to find it pretty hard to top the beginning of her senior year.Morel, who studies cosmetology at the Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES Tech Center, recently was asked to serve as the president of the school's chapter of SkillsUSA. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry leaders who work together to ensure ...

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