The NYPD is sending ‘youth coordination officers’ to schools. Who are they?

From Chalkbeat: Last month, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a fairly new kind of cop would be sent to city schools following a spate of violent incidents, including five guns allegedly recovered from students within a week. The NYPD initially rolled out the “Youth Coordination Officers” program in 2020, with an early target of moving […]

By John Russo | news

SBL Alumnus Kevin Colon

Kevin Colon is the Assistant Principal at East Side Middle School, and a CITE / College of St. Rose SBL graduate. Below, he shares insight on completing his first year as AP.  I have completed my first year as the assistant principal of East Side Middle School. I was offered this position soon after the […]

By John Russo | Administration . Alumni

Alumni Profile – Bret Kearney

CONGRATULATIONS on your new job, to St. Rose SBL alumnus Bret Kearney. We had a chance to get Bret’s thoughts on the SBL experience, and how it prepares our students for the real world.  Bret Kearney – Assistant Principal Lindenhurst High School When did you start and complete the St. Rose/ CITE program? Which program […]

By John Russo | Administration . Alumni

Counseling Masters alumni update

Counseling Masters – Alumni Spotlight! We caught up with Desiree Polonia, formerly of the NYPD, who changed careers and graduated with her counseling masters, from our Alfred University Counseling Masters Program. Desiree has great advice for anyone seeking to get a start in a new field! 1.   What is your name and what is your job? […]

By John Russo | Alumni . Counseling . Spotlight

Education Administration Graduate Perry

Education Administration Grad Willis Perry We recently caught up with Willis Perry, Principal at Lawrence Middle School, on Long Island. Willis is a graduate of our education administration program, given in partnership with CITE and the College of St. Rose.   1. What is your name and what is your new job? Willis Perry- principal […]


Masters in Counseling Alumni Spotlight Sheren Attal

Counseling Alumni Profile – Sheren Attal We recently caught up with Masters in Counseling graduate, Sheren Attal. Sheren earned her Masters with us, and went on to complete the Mental Health Certificate program as well. As a recent Alfred University/ CITE student, Sheren’s experience offers a good look into the life of a Masters in […]

By John Russo | Alumni . Counseling

Alumni Success Story – Meredith Broxmeyer

Alumni Success Story – Meredith Broxmeyer, Assistant Principal, PS 191Q   We caught up with Meredith Broxmeyer, the new Assistant Principal at PS 191Q and a graduate of the Administration Program run in partnership with CITE and The College of St. Rose. Meredith graduated from Cohort 9 in our administration program. Like other admin program […]


What We’re Thankful For

11-26-13 What We’re Thankful for — This time of year, it’s humbling to look around and realize just how lucky we are! CITE has been working to train and certify teachers, administrators, and counselors since 1983. And in that time, your successes —  your graduations, your certifications, your masters degrees, your doctorates, your advanced certificates, […]

By John Russo | Professional Development


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