Dr. Thomas Kelly, author of “We Can Do More and Better with Less: Education Reform Can Work.” Speaks Candidly
As part of MCNY’s 50th Anniversary, the “Urban Dialogue” Speaker Series hosted by Humphrey Crookendale, Dean of the School for Public Affairs and Administration, continues with Dr. Thomas Kelly on September 20th at 6pm. “Urban Dialogue” provides a forum in which scholars, legislators, policy makers, students, and citizens can exchange ideas and discuss issues and trends that affect New York City and other urban centers across the nation.
What: Mr. Kelly’s presentation will be drawn from his latest book, “We Can Do More and Better with Less: Education Reform Can Work.” Examples will be discussed that demonstrate how we have already done more and better with less using systems thinking and other examples will demonstrate how it can be applied to virtually any kind of organization – private or public.
Who: Thomas Kelly holds a PhD in Educational Psychology from Fordham University. He holds additional graduate degrees in Administration and two Master’s in History. Dr. Kelly has served as teacher of reading, mathematics and social studies Pre K 12, building and central office administrator, state education department official and college professor. In his work in inner city, middle class and affluent schools he has facilitated increased student achievement, improved student discipline and increased teacher morale. His school improvement work is based on the systems ideas of W. Edwards Deming, psychology of William Glasser, ethics of Aristotle and his own extensive experience. Current efforts are based on the false assumption we need more money. He has demonstrated we can do more and better with less. He has 35 years of experience K – 12, 15 years teaching elementary and secondary levels and 20 years in administration. He also has 13 years of experience as a Professor of Educational Administration, Leadership and Technology at Dowling College, Oakdale, NY. Kelly’s publications include two books (one translated into Spanish) and numerous articles and presentations.
Where: Metroplitan College of New York, 431 Canal Street, New York, NY 10013, 11th Floor Conference Center
When: Thursday, September 30th @ 6pm
CONTACT: Teresa Lyles Holmes (212) 219-7239
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