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Ms. Lydia Spinelli

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Vice President

Phone: (765) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: l***@***.org
African Dream Academy
1 Nassau Road #3
Yonkers, New York 10710
United States

Company Description: The ADA Foundation and its friends are a growing group of energetic volunteers focused on their mission and support of the School. We are in need of your time and...   more
Background

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Ed.D.
    Columbia University
  • doctorate , Curriculum and Teaching
    Teachers College
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Lydia Spinelli, Ed.D. - Is Vice President of the Board of ADAF. She has been the Director of the Brick Church School since 1983. She has a doctorate in education (Ed.D.) from Teachers College, Columbia University. She serves on the Accreditation Commission, the Professional Development Committee, and the Council for Professional Learning and Collaboration of the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS). She is the founder of Summer Steps, a program that seeks to prepare low income students for New York City independent school kindergartens and a member of the Board of Early Steps, an organization that promotes racial diversity in New York City independent schools.
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ADA Foundation board member and Director of the Brick Church School of New York City, Lydia Spinelli, traveled to Liberia in August 2012 to help set up the ADA classrooms and to train ADA teaching staff before the opening of school on September 10th, 2012. She spent a day training teachers on classroom management, positive discipline, and integrating curriculum through project learning. Another day was spent on teaching pre-literacy skills including the Zoo-phonics curriculum. The Zoo-phonics Multisensory Language Arts Program is a kinesthetic, multi-modal approach to learning all aspects of language arts, including vocabulary development and articulation, based on phonics and phonemic awareness.
A third day was spent teaching mathematics with an emphasis on using Stern Blocks. Through an intuitive, guided system, children develop a concrete understanding of mathematical principles using colorful wooden blocks. Ms. Spinelli found the teachers to be intelligent, responsive, eager to learn, and extremely grateful for the training and materials that were donated to them.
Click HERE to read ADA Foundation board member Lydia Spinelli's article from The Record of the Brick Presbyterian Church in the City of New York, October 2012 issue, entitled "My Trip to Visit the African Dream Academy."
African Dream Academy
www.africandreamacademy.org, 15 Dec 2012 [cached]
Lydia Spinelli, Ed.D. - has been Director of the Brick Church School since 1983. She has a doctorate in education (Ed.D.) from Teachers College, Columbia University. She serves on the Accreditation Commission, the Professional Development Committee and the Council for Professional Learning and Collaboration of the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS). She is the founder of Summer Steps, a program that seeks to prepare low income students for New York City independent school kindergartens and a member of the Board of Early Steps, an organization that promotes racial diversity in New York City independent schools. She is also a member of the Executive Board of the Independent Schools Admission Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY).
Gracey Stoddard, LMSW - is a Caseworker/District Representative in the New York office of Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D.14), where she has worked for the past three and a half years. She is also a current Elder at the Brick Presbyterian Church, where she serves as a Co-Chair of the Adult Education Committee and the Mission Outreach Committee. She is a graduate of the Laurel School, Sweet Briar College and the Columbia University School of Social Work.
Founder Samuel Enders spoke, as did ...
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Founder Samuel Enders spoke, as did ADA Foundation board member Lydia Spinelli, and Liberian administrative staff.
Brick Church -> Newsletters -> Spring 2012
www.brickchurchschool.org, 1 April 2012 [cached]
Lydia Spinelli
African Dream Academy
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