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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. 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, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Walden Students Get Educated About Electoral Process

    Walden Students Get Educated About Electoral Process

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A lucky classroom of students at the Walden School at Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES recently learned about the electoral process, just in time to make the recent election make sense.Because this week's election was one for the record books, teacher Debra Haggerty spent the last few weeks teaching her students about the electoral process, culminating in a ...

  9. Teachers Discuss New Education Guidelines At BOCES' Regional Forum

    Teachers Discuss New Education Guidelines At BOCES' Regional Forum

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Teachers in Westchester and Putnam counties met recently at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES to work on developing a plan to implement the federal government's Every Student Succeeds Act.The federal law passed in March 2016 calls for education reform.It replaces the No Child Left Behind measure signed by President George W. Bush in 2002. Each state must develop a plan ...

  10. BOCES Welcomes New Educational Leadership Ph.D. Class

    BOCES Welcomes New Educational Leadership Ph.D. Class

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- A fall Ph.D. program for teachers is about to enter its eighth year at Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES.The Manhattanville College doctoral program in educational leadership, run with BOCES, has a already graduated 23 students, and 100 more are currently pursuing their degrees.About 40 teachers and scholars attended an event to celebrate the accomplishments and ...

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