Glickman-Rogers Receives 2014 Distinguished Educator Award

November 7, 2014

COLUMBUS, OH — Allison Glickman-Rogers, principal of Oceanside Middle School, Oceanside, New York, is the recipient of the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) 2014 Distinguished Educator Award. The award, sponsored by Pearson, was presented on November 6, 2014, at the 41st Annual Conference for Middle Level Education in Nashville, Tennessee. The award is also supported by the AMLE Foundation Fund.

The AMLE Distinguished Educator Award recognizes outstanding practitioners in middle level education—those who have made a significant impact on the lives of young adolescents through exemplary characteristics, leadership, vision, and advocacy.

Glickman-Rogers has been with the Oceanside Union-Free School District for more than eight years having served as principal of the elementary school and assistant principal and principal of the middle school. She has a doctorate in education, leadership, and policy study from Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York.

Glickman-Rogers places high importance on educating school staff on the unique physical, social, emotional, and developmental characteristics of middle level learners, believing it is crucial that the school community understand students’ unique needs in order to better provide for their academic and emotional success.

Recently, Glickman-Rogers instituted a block schedule to provide flexibility and maximize instructional time while promoting integrated units of study. The revision of the schedule also allowed a core extension period during which teachers can provide academic intervention services and enrichment opportunities. She implemented a one-to-one computing model that provided iPads to all students and staff, and included training for faculty and families on the potential of the devices to further student learning. Glickman-Rogers also facilitated the Schools to Watch application process, which culminated in the school receiving the Schools to Watch national designation in 2012.

Refinements made by Glickman-Rogers to the transition of sixth grade students moving from the elementary school to the middle school has helped set up students for success by giving them opportunities to experience their new setting and engage with current middle school students.

“Dr. Glickman-Rogers’ commitment to understanding the needs of the adolescent learner is inspiring and sets the bar at a very high level for teachers to join her in creating a safe, comfortable learning environment,” said Oceanside school psychologist Kristin Lamparello.

According to Robert Fenter, assistant superintendent of Oceanside Union-Free School District, “Dr. Glickman-Rogers has demonstrated an ability to promote innovative educational practices while ensuring that teachers have the resources and professional development they need to implement changes to their instructional practice that have had such a profound impact on the quality of the program at Oceanside Middle School.”


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