Associate Professor, Educational Leadership

Rathbone Hall 202, Albany
518-292-8661
zakiem@sage.edu

Education

Ph.D., Language, Literacy and Learning, Fordham University

M.S., Educational Administration and Supervision, Pace University

M.S., Special Education, Colelge of New Rochelle

B.A., Spanish and Elementary Education, College of New Rochelle

Professional Permanent NYS Certifications

New York State School District Administrator

New York State Reading Teacher Pre-K-12

New York State School Administration and Supervision

New York State Special Education Pre-K-12

Courses Taught

  • EDL 715 Leadership: An Endeavor of Human Interaction
  • EDL 742 Foundations of Inquiry II
  • Dissertation advisement and committee participation

Research

Interdisciplinary education

School reform

Childhood and adolescent literacy

Transition programs for special education adolescents

Professional development impacting teacher quality and student achievement

Previous Educational Experience

Director and Professor at Iona College, New Rochelle NY.

Co-Author/Planner of the Childhood/Adolescent Literacy Special Education Programs Iona College, New Rochelle, NY.

Director/Creator of “Generating Authentic Experiences for Learning Success while Realizing Independence and Career Exploration” Program at Iona College, New Rochelle, NY

Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Roosevelt UFSD

Principal, Pennington-Grimes Elementary School, Mount Vernon, NY

Principal, Edward Williams Elementary School, Mount Vernon, NY

Assistant Principal, A.B. Davis Middle School, Mount Vernon, NY

Intern Fellowship Program Liaison, Fordham University, NYC, NY

Educational Consultant, Yonkers CSD, Newburgh CSD

Accomplishments

Phi Delta Kappa Honor Society:  Chapter President, Fordham University Chapter

Co-Authored, Managing Diversity-Based Conflicts Among Children, Phi Delta Kappan Fastback

Awards

Bridges Award, New Rochelle School District SEPTA -celebrates an individual in the broader community, who has gone above and beyond to foster an environment of inclusiveness for special needs individuals.

Phi Delta Kappa Outstanding Dissertation Award

SUNY Professional Development Award

New York State PTA Jenkins Memorial Award

Professional Memberships

Association of American Research Association

Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development

International Reading Association

Council for Exceptional Children (2009-Present)

Phi Delta Kappa International

Service

Program Director, NYC Educational Leadership

Sage Institutional Review Board (IRB) Committee Member

NCATE/CAEP CEC National Program Reviewer