English Language Arts (ELA) Advisory Board
The Division of Education of Molloy College has established an English Language Arts Advisory Board to help improve ELA education. To this end, it offers professional development by presenting topics of interest for teachers in the areas of English Language Arts. The Advisory Board consists of ELA teachers and supervisors from schools located throughout Long Island and New York City. Molloy College recognizes this endeavor as part of its mission to serve the education community.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Vicky Giouroukakis
Chair, ELA Advisory Board
Associate Professor of English Education and TESOL
Division of Education
1000 Hempstead Avenue
Rockville Centre, New York 11571
Tel: 516.678.5000 ext. 6791
Various workshops and Institutes are offered in the spring and summer at both our Rockville Centre
and Suffolk Center locations. In addition, graduate degree programs in English Language Arts are
also offered. For more information on these programs, visit the Summer Institutes for Teachers.
The ELA Advisory Board's Mission Statement
1. Form partnerships and promote cooperation and interaction with school districts in Long Island and New York City.
2. Serve in an advisory capacity to make the services provided by the higher education programs congruent with the needs of K-12 ELA.
3. Maintain a high quality academic program by generating input and incorporating expertise from English Language Arts Education professionals outside the College.
4. Increase the flow of information and knowledge regarding availability of resources to meet the needs of ELA students and educators in community school districts.
5. Encourage K-12 ELA educators to apply and participate in formal and informal programs, coursework and conferences.
6. Serve the diverse student population in school districts by providing quality in-service teacher candidates or certified teachers who are trained through their Molloy coursework in teaching diverse populations.
7. Promote Molloy College as a way to meet pre-service, in-service and professional development goals.
• Members must be involved in the fields of English, English Education, or Education.
• Members will be expected to commit to serve on the board for at least one year.
• Members will agree to attend one meeting per semester.
Possible English Education Advisory Board Projects
• Coursework, meetings, and workshops to enhance the academic and professional development of K-12 ELA educators
• College outreach
• Program promotion
Hallmarks of the Mission
• Reflective Practice