The Board provides stability and direction for the future of the Constructivist Conference,
and preserves the history of the Institute’s past.  

Board Members

  • Carol Amberg, secretary, is a high school English and drama teacher and high school musical director at Gouverneur Central School District in Gouverneur, New York.

  • Christina Luce is a teacher in Liverpool, NY. She is currently employed as the Liverpool Central School District's K-8 Instructional Technology Specialist.

  • Jenny Morrill is a teacher in Colton-Pierrepont Central School and mindfulness trainer for adolescents and youth. She is also the business owner of 3Marigolds and co-author of the book Weaving Healing Wisdom which offers mindful steps to improve health and self-care skills.

  • Tom O’Bryan, president, 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, treasurer, has been an English and social studies teacher, an instructional coach, and a literacy consultant. She is currently Coordinator of Educational Services at the Avila Institute of Gerontology.

  • Julie Saunders, vice president, is an elementary school teacher at Granville Central School District in Granville, New York.

  • Austin Weakfall