Despite the challenges of the Covid pandemic, well over 130 enthusiastic new and probationary public-school administrators from over 40 Long Island districts participated in two virtual CAS workshops in November. Both the New and Probationary Public School Administrator workshops were presented by veteran CAS Attorneys Brad Stuhler and Michael Starvaggi. The number of probationers attending this year reflects the growing number of younger administrators now working throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
The first part of the workshops addressed the legal aspects of administrative tenure, seniority, and frequent workplace pitfalls new administrators confront. The second part of the workshop focused on concerns regarding school safety, student discipline, and other common workplace issues facing new administrators. Brad and Mike provided practical guidance, best practices, and common-sense strategies for success through scenarios involving students, staff, and parents based on their recent experiences. Many participants remained after the workshop to ask Brad and Mike personal questions.
CAS is a certified NYSED Continuing Teacher Leader Education (CTLE) sponsor, and successful participants earned two (2) hours of CTLE professional development credit applicable toward the hours needed for continuing certification.
Additional CAS CTLE Workshops are scheduled throughout the school year and communicated through email and the www.casliny.com website.