Our Professional Development team trains in each new initiative from the NYC Department of Education, and can help your school staff prepare or adjust for them. Whatever comes down from the districts or from the chancellor, our experts can help you turn that into classroom success. We specialize in translating theory to actionable skills, and honing them with your school staff.

At this year’s CSA Conference in NYC, Matt Zagami presented on the MPPR, the Multidimensional Principal Performance Review. 

Workshop Title:  The Principals’ Performance Rubric….Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together”

Facilitator’s Name: Mathew J. Zagami

Matt Zagami is a former NYC & Long Island teacher/administrator with over 35 years of building experience at the elementary, middle school, and high schools levels. Matt has been with CITE for the past 10 years, offering both professional development and parent workshops on a variety of topics.


I. Workshop Motivation:  Verbal assessment of MPPR impressions and


II. Powerpoint: “The Principals Guide to the MPPR…Putting the Puzzle

Pieces Together”

General Discussion of Slides and Interactive Activity

III. Additional Handouts/Activities: MPPR Roll-Out and Self-Reflective



Participants were appreciative of the concrete suggestions offered in preparation for their MPPRs.  Comments: “This was very helpful;” “ the Domain specific self-reflective questions helped me focus on each Dimension within each Domain;  “Can you present this workshop again at the NYCESPA Conference? It was great!”

What are participants focused on? 

Administrators are hopeful that focusing on the key concepts within each Domain will result in an overall favorable evaluation.

To speak with the team about preparing for your MPPR, please email matt@citeonline.com

For a list of our parent workshops (in English, Spanish, Italian, & Mandarin) and Professional Development topics for staff, please visit www.citepd.com


CITE is the Center for Integrated Training and Education. For over 25 years, CITE has trained:

TEACHERS (Early Childhood MastersChildhood (k-6) MastersProfessional CertificationTESOL CertificationSpecial Ed CertificationGrad CoursesBilingual Spanish courses for certificationDASA); COUNSELORS (School CounselingMental Health Counseling MastersAdvanced Certificate); and ADMINISTRATORS (SBLSDLPublic AdminDoctorate) in all five boroughs of NYC, Yonkers, Westchester, and Long Island.

CITE PD offers CTLE-approved in-school professional development tailored to your school’s needs and your vision. Info: citepd.com

We now also offer an undergraduate degree completion program in psychology.