Constructivist Educational Strategies

Board of Directors

The Board provides stability and direction for the future of the Constructivist Conference, and preserves the history of the Institute’s past.  
  • Carol Amberg is a high school English and drama teacher, high school musical director, and English department chair at Gouverneur Central School District in Gouverneur, New York.
  • Ron Burke
  • Trina Frederick is a literacy coach at St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES, providing coaching and professional development opportunities to North Country teachers.
  • Tom O’Bryan is a board member for several organizations including St. Regis Falls Central School District, FEH BOCES, and Adirondack Teacher Center.
  • James Pelech is an assistant professor of education at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois and a former math teacher of thirty years.
  • Frank Pickus served as a teacher, department chair, and assistant superintendent in the Gloversville Enlarged School District until his retirement in 2014.
  • Michelle Rogers is an instructional coach for project-based learning at Albany High School in Albany, New York.
  • Julie Saunders is an elementary school teacher at Granville Central School District in Granville, New York.
  • Drew White is a High School Social Studies teacher at Canton Central School.