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From the Director of Field Experiences and the Professional Development Network, Elvani Pennil

Offering leadership and support, the Professional Development Network (PDN) responds to the professional development needs of our students, our alumni, and the educators in the communities we serve. Our partners include more than 200 schools and organizations in and around New York City. With the support of these institutions, most of which are public schools located in the Bronx, students in the School of Education receive the practical experience they need (fieldwork and student teaching placement) in order to become effective, reflective educators. In return, the School provides the educators at these institutions with opportunities for professional growth. These opportunities have included tuition waivers, training sessions with and for Lehman faculty, PDN conferences, and a candidate support provider workshop presented by the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards.

Contact me with any questions or suggestions you may have about joining our network, placement with any of our partner schools or organizations, or upcoming professional development opportunities.

Elvani Pennil

Director, Field Experiences and the 
Professional Development Network
Phone:  718-960-8004
Fax: 718-960-7855

Open Office Hours (Carman Hall, Room B33):
Monday and Thursday 
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. (other times available by appointment)

Christine Sohan
Administrative Coordinator, Field Experiences and the 
Professional Development Network
Phone:  718-960-8041
Fax: 718-960-7855