Meet the TWR Team

Judith C. Hochman, Ed.D., Founder and Chief Academic Officer

Dr. Judith C. Hochman is the creator of the Hochman Method and founder of The Writing Revolution, a nonprofit organization dedicated to training and supporting teachers and school leaders in implementing this explicit set of evidence-based strategies for teaching writing. Dr. Hochman served as the Head of The Windward School ...Read more

Jacqueline M. Kelly, Executive Director

Jacki was previously the Chief Development Officer at Harlem Educational Activities Fund and Director of Development at Young Women’s Leadership Network (YWLN). Prior to those positions, she was a founding staff member at READ Alliance, a literacy and youth development organization which grew to become a thriving nonprofit serving thousands ...Read more

Diane Foley, Faculty

Diane served the New York City Department of Education for 31 years as a Network Leader, Executive Officer for Instruction, Community Superintendent, Local Instructional Superintendent and a teacher and supervisor in K-8 classrooms. She has experience in K-8 literacy, as well as in instructional practice and supervision. She helps principals ...Read more

Sherry Lewkowicz, Faculty

Sherry previously taught eleventh grade English and Advanced Placement Literature to low-income students at an international school where English Language Learners and mainstream students learned side by side in integrated classrooms. Additionally, she taught playwriting and coordinated her school’s arts programming. During her teaching career, she was a lead teacher, ...Read more

Robyn Reeves Travers M.S., Faculty

Robyn taught seventh grade language arts and social studies at The Windward School from 2001–2015. In 2012, she received her IMSLEC Certification. She co-taught a workshop with Dr. Judith Hochman, “Summarizing Skills: A Key to Academic Success,” as well as wrote a Professional Development Project for Windward, “Encouraging Language-Impaired Students ...Read more

Toni-Ann Vroom, Senior Faculty

Toni-Ann was previously a lead social studies teacher and school-wide writing coordinator at New Dorp High School in Staten Island, New York. At New Dorp, she was responsible for supporting the implementation of the Hochman Method across multiple content areas. A seasoned Hochman Method Senior Faculty member, she has developed ...Read more

Jean Williams, Faculty

Jean began her career working as an elementary school teacher for eight years in Queens, NY. Immediately before joining TWR, Jean was an Assistant Principal in Brooklyn, NY with a focus on literacy for elementary school students. Prior to that, she worked as a Literacy Achievement Coach for a network ...Read more

Dina Zoleo, Senior Faculty

Dina was previously the Assistant Principal of Social Studies at New Dorp High School in Staten Island, NY where she co-led the effort to bring the Hochman Writing Method to New Dorp by seeding and developing it in her department, and then supporting its adoption school-wide. A seasoned Hochman Method ...Read more

Adrienne Dammacco, Executive Assistant

Adrienne was previously a Business Education teacher at Rye Neck High School for 27 years and was responsible for implementing and overseeing the Rye Neck Senior Intern Program, in which the entire senior class was placed in internships, as well as the Rye Neck Community Service Program. Along with these ...Read more

Katherine Fallon, Associate Director of Development and Communications

Katherine was previously the Senior Manager of Development at Young Women’s Leadership Network (YWLN), a nonprofit focused on youth services and education. There, she managed development processes and systems, while also serving as a front-end fundraiser and grant writer. In her four and a half years at YWLN, Katherine helped ...Read more

Leo Johansson-Lebrón, Program Associate

Leo first became interested in education and writing instruction while working as an English Consultant to foreign graduate students. Leo is a graduate of Brown University, where he majored in Literature and Creative Writing. He spent a year after graduation teaching at a bilingual, primary school in Madrid, Spain.

Scott VandeVoort, Director of Operations / Faculty

Scott held a variety of roles in accounting and finance during his early career. He spent thirteen years with American Express, reaching the position of Senior Vice President and Lead Financial Officer, before returning to St. Johns University to earn his Masters in Adolescent Education. Most recently, Scott spent five ...Read more