Penn Excellence & Equity Consortia

Delaware Valley Consortium for Excellence & Equity (DVCEE)

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The Delaware Valley Consortium for Excellence & Equity (formerly the Delaware Valley Minority Student Achievement Consortium or DVMSAC) is a collaborative association of 36 school districts located throughout Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and northern Delaware, as well as several intermediate units, and the PA State Education Association.

DVCEE members are committed to working together to enhance the achievement and well-being of all of their students, and most specifically, to increasing the academic performance, engagement, and future success of their students of color, first-generation college attendees, students of economic disadvantage, and other traditionally marginalized student groups.  


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Delaware Valley Consortium for Excellence and Equity (DVCEE) 2016-17 Master Calendar of Events





DVCEE Members 2015-16

Abington School DistrictAmy Sichel, Superintendent
Bensalem Township School District Samuel Lee, Superintendent
School District of Cheltenham Township Wagner Marseille, Superintendent
Chester County Intermediate Unit #24 Joe O'Brien, Executive Director
Downingtown Area School District Lawrence Mussoline, Superintendent
Hatboro-Horsham School District  Curtis Griffin, Superintendent
Lenape Regional High School District Carol Birnbohm, Superintendent
Lindenwold Public Schools  Lori Moore, Superintendent
Lower Merion School District Robert Copeland, Superintendent
Pennsylvania State Education Association Michael Crossey, President
  Jerry Oleksiak, Vice President
Perkiomen Valley School District Clifford Rogers, Superintendent
The Philadelphia School District William R. Hite, Superintendent
Phoenixville Area School District
Dr. Alan Fegley, Superintendent
Reading School District
Khalid Mumin, Superintendent
Red Clay Consolidated School District
Mervin Daugherty, Superintendent
Rose Tree Media School District  James Wigo, Superintendent
Salem City School District Patrick Michel, Superintendent
Southeast Delco School District Stephen Butz, Superintendent
School District of Springfield Township Nancy Hacker, Superintendent
Spring-Ford Area School District David Goodin, Superintendent
Upper Dublin School District Deborah Wheeler, Superintendent
Upper Merion Area School District John Toleno, Superintendent
West Chester Area School District  Jim Scanlon, Superintendent
Wissahickon School District James Crisfield, Superintendent


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New Jersey Network to Close the Achievement Gaps- South (NJNCAG)

In 2007, the Educational Information and Resource Center (EIRC) and the Penn Center for Educational Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania collaborated to develop a proposal that would establish a regional network of school districts in New Jersey committed to actively reducing the gaps in achievement and school engagement between their African American and Latino/Latina students, and their Caucasian and Asian peers.

The New Jersey Network to Close the Achievement Gaps bases its work on the efforts of the Delaware Valley Minority Student Achievement Consortium, led by the Penn Center for Educational Leadership since 2004.

NJNCAG Members 

Berlin Borough School District Kristen Martello, Superintendent
Cherry Hill Public School Joseph Meloche, Superintendent
Clayton Public Schools David Lindenmuth, Superintendent
Delsea Regional High School District
Piera Gravenor, Superintendent
Edgewater Park Roy Rakszawski, Superintendent
Florence Township School District Donna Ambrosius, Superintendent
Glassboro Public Schools Mark Silverstein, Superintendent
Gloucester Township Public School John Bilodeau, Superintendent
Lumberton Township Schools Joe Langowski, Superintendent
Middle Township School District  David Salvo, Superintendent
Monroe Township Public Schools Michael Kozak, Superintendent
Mount Holly Township Public Schools James DiDonato, Superintendent
Pine Hill Schools Ken Koczur, Superintendent
Pittsgrove Township School District Henry Bermann, Superintendent
Quinton Township Schools Margaret Delia, Superintendent
Waterford Township School District Jason Eitner, Superintendent
Westampton Township Public SchoolsGinny Grossman, Superintendent
West Deptford School DistrictKevin Kitchenman, Superintendent
Wildwood School District John Kummings, Superintendent
Woodbury City Public Schools Joseph Jones, Superintendent


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New Jersey Network to Close the Achievement Gaps- North Member Districts

NJNCAG Members 

Bergenfield Borough School District Christopher Tully, Superintendent
Bloomfield School District Salvatore Goncalves, Superintendent
Dumont School District Mr. Emanuele Triggiano, Superintendent
Garfield School District
Nicholas Perrapato, Superintendent
Hopatcong Borough School District Cynthia Randina, Superintendent
North Arlington School District Dr. Oliver Stringham, Superintendent
River Dell Regional School District Mr. Patrick Fletcher, Superintendent
Teaneck School District Ms. Barbara Pinsak, Superintendent
Hackensack Karen Lewis, Superintendent


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Long Island Consortium for Excellence & Equity (LICEE)

In 2011, the Nassau County Board of Cooperative Educational Services and the Penn Center for Educational Leadership in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, partnered to develop a collaborative network of school districts committed to supporting one another in assuring that all students graduating from their systems be equipped with the skills, knowledge and dispositions for college and career success.

The Long Island Consortium for Excellence & Equity is a new and evolving collaborative network of regional school districts.  LICEE bases its work on the efforts of the Delaware Valley Minority Student Achievement Consortium, led by the Penn Center for Educational Leadership since 2004.

LICEE Members 

Baldwin Public Schools
Shari L. Camhi, Superintendent
Carle Place School District
David Flatley, Superintendent
Elmont Union Free School District Al Harper, Superintendent
Freeport Public Schools Kishore Kunchum, Superintendent
Hewlett-Woodmere Public Schools Ralph Marino, Jr., Superintendent
Long Beach Public Schools David Weiss, Superintendent
Malverne Union Free School District Jim Hunderfund, Superintendent
Mineola School District Mike Nagler, Superintendent
Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central
School District
Laura S. Seinfeld, Superintendent
Port Washington School District
School District
Kathleen Mooney, Superintendent
Rockville Centre Union Free
School District
William Johnson, Superintendent
Roosevelt Union Free School District Marnie Hazelton, Superintendent
Roslyn Public Schools Gerard W. Dempsey, Jr., Superintendent
Sewanhaka Central High School District Ralph Ferrie, Superintendent
Valley Stream 13 Constance D. Evelyn, Superintendent
Valley Stream District 30 Nicholas Sterling, Superintendent
Valley Stream Central High School District Bill Heidenreich, Superintendent


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South Central Pennsylvania Consortium for Excellence and Equity 


2015-16 South Central Pennsylvania Consortium for Excellence and Equity Member Districts

Big Spring
Richard Fry, Superintendent
Camp Hill
David Reeder, Superintendent
Capital Area Intermediate Unit Cindy Mortzfeld, Executive Director
Carlisle Area John Friend, Superintendent
Cumberland Valley Fred Withum, Superintendent
Dauphin County Technical School Peggy Grimm, Superintendent
Derry Township Joseph McFarland, Superintendent
East Pennsboro Area Jay Burkhart, Superintendent
Harrisburg City Sybil Knight-Burney, Superintendent
Lower Dauphin Sherri Smith, Superintendent
Mechanicsburg Area Mark Leidy, Superintendent
Middletown Area Lori Suski, Superintendent
Newport Larry Bennett, Superintendent
Northern York County Eric Eshbach, Superintendent
Susquenita Kent Smith, Superintendent
Upper Dauphin Area Evan Williams, Superintendent


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Greater Lehigh Valley Consortium for Excellence and Equity Member Districts

2015-16 Greater Lehigh Valley Consortium for Excellence and Equity Member Districts

C. Russell Mayo, Superintendent
Bethlehem Area
Joseph Roy, Superintendent
Bethlehem Area Vocational-Tech School Adam Lazarchak, Executive Director
Colonial Intermediate Unit Charlene Brennan, Executive Director
Easton Area John Reinhart, Superintendent
Lehigh-Carbon Intermediate Unit Elaine Eib, Executive Director
Nazareth Area Dennis Riker, Superintendent
Northampton Area Joseph Kovalchik, Superintendent
Parkland Richard Sniscak, Superintendent
Salisbury Township Randy Ziegenfuss, Superintendent
Saucon Valley Monica McHale-Small, Superintendent
Souderton Area Frank T. Gallagher, Superintendent


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