Staff Development

Staff Development

• The instructional staff consists of teachers from the home districts, counselors, Tutors/Teacher Assistants and Kean University scholars

• Teacher Assistants (TAs) selected are high school juniors and seniors in the program. Tutors are Adelante graduates who are Kean students. The Adelante graduate component includes students from the whole Kean student population to serve as tutors and mentors.


The orientation and training provided for the tutors and TAs include:

• Participation in all Staff Development sessions

• Continuous follow-up through journals, meetings and observations.

• Leadership skills


Office Staff and Personnel include:

Dean: Dr.Susan Polirstok

Director: Jose Caceres

• Adelante Alumni

• Kean University students


Staff Development sessions are based on staff needs. The training sessions may be conducted by the Program Director or College of Education faculty, which may include:

• Addressing the mathematics, science, and language arts curriculum standards for Hispanic students.

• Integrating the content areas. Developing language for Hispanic students.

• Planning for hands-on, problem solving teaching/learning experiences.

• Cooperative learning strategies.

• First and second language acquisition.

• Methodologies for the use of two languages and transitioning instruction from the first to the second language.

• Incorporating students’ cultures in the curriculum.

• Integrating technology and other information tools in the curriculum.

Director: JOse Caceres

Hennings Hall, Room 211
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