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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. Tech Center Fashion Show Has 'Wow' Factor In Yorktown

    Tech Center Fashion Show Has 'Wow' Factor In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Celebrities served as inspiration for the original designs created for this year’s fashion show by Fashion Design and Merchandising students at the Tech Center in Yorktown, but the real “wow” factor came from the designs themselves. Full-length silver gowns, faux-fur halter tops, and androgynous creations were only a few examples of the original designs created ...

  2. Walden Students Explore The Hudson

    Walden Students Explore The Hudson

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Students from the Walden School studied outside during a recent trip to the Center for the Urban River at Beczak in Yonkers.During their visit, the students from the Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES school learned about aquatic life and caught everything from fish to shrimp, eels and crabs. Before going outside, the children listened to a presentation about ...

  3. Educators Learn How To Help Teens, Tweens With Their Emotions

    Educators Learn How To Help Teens, Tweens With Their Emotions

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Teachers and psychologists from across the region, and as far away as Spain came to Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES in Yorktown recently to learn how to teach emotion regulation and problem solving skills to help middle and high school students develop better coping strategies and decision-making abilities.The three-day training session led by James Mazza, a ...

  4. Hendrick Hudson New Visions Health Student Earns Nursing Scholarship

    Hendrick Hudson New Visions Health Student Earns Nursing Scholarship

    MONTROSE, N.Y. -- A Hendrick Hudson High School senior has received one of two New York Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital Center Magnet Nursing Ambassador scholarships.Grace McMurrin, a New Visions Health student, recently received the recognition during a reception to honor nurses on National Nurses Day.New Visions Health students in Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES engage in ...

  5. Students Master New Tech Skills At Yorktown Workshop

    Students Master New Tech Skills At Yorktown Workshop

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Students at The Tech Center recently participated in a pilot workshop on the campus of Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES. The workshop, titled Xtreme iLab, is The Tech Center’s own take on the Maker-Space style of learning that is being piloted in forward-thinking school districts across the country. The idea is to encourage creative group problem solving and explore ...

  6. New Visions Health Alumna Speaks To Students

    New Visions Health Alumna Speaks To Students

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- New Visions Health alumna Christina Zupan visited NVH students to speak about pharmacology this week. “We were thrilled to have her come to talk to our students!” said NVH teachers Veronica Farlow and Susie Collins.Zupan is currently a student at Albany School of Pharmacy. She will graduate in 2017 with a doctorate in pharmacology. 

  7. Future Teachers Invite Mentors To Breakfast

    Future Teachers Invite Mentors To Breakfast

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Students in the Childhood Development and Education program at theTech Center invited teachers from their school districts to breakfast on the campus of Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, Yorktown Heights recently. The students have been learning every aspect of early childhood development, including working in the on-campus preschool, and completing an ...

  8. Cosmetology Students Pamper Putnam Teachers In Yorktown

    Cosmetology Students Pamper Putnam Teachers In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Cosmetology students at The Tech Center showed both their appreciation and their skill to teachers and mentors from their home school districts by providing them with manicures, pedicures, and new hair styles at the Cosmo Spring Event held on the PNW BOCES campus recently. Senior Mary Avanzato gave her Carmel High School guidance counselor Juliet Powers a new ...

  9. BOCES Honors Graphic Arts Students

    BOCES Honors Graphic Arts Students

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Carmel’s Caitlyn O’Rourke, a graphic arts student at Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES, took first place in an Art Contest sponsored by eSchoolData with an image that combined a photo of a waterfall, a scientific formula and a blueprint. O’Rourke was one of four BOCES students to be honored in the contest. Alden Viens of Putnam Valley placed second while Croton Harmon ...

  10. Somers Educators Team Up With BOCES For Technology Field Trip

    Somers Educators Team Up With BOCES For Technology Field Trip

    SOMERS, N.Y. -- BOCES recently hosted a technology field trip with educators from the Somers Central School District to observe the use of instructional technology, share ideas and discuss best practices. “Many districts are moving forward with technology but transformative change is really a challenge,” said Julie Gherardi, assistant superintendent for learning in Somers. “If every ...

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