Dr. Judith C. Hochman is the creator of the Hochman Method and founder of The Writing Revolution. Dr. Hochman served as the Head of The Windward School in White Plains, New York, a nationally renowned independent school focused on teaching students with learning disabilities. She is the founder of the Windward Teacher Training Institute and a former Superintendent of the Greenburgh Graham Union Free School District in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. In addition, Dr. Hochman lectures, presents workshops, and gives courses for educational organizations, colleges, and universities, as well as public and independent schools throughout the United States. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
Jessica was previously the Associate Director of Middle School Literacy at Success Academy Charter Schools. Prior to that, she was a founding 6th grade writing teacher, a K-4 English Language Learner Coordinator and Teacher, and a 4th grade bilingual teacher in New York City. Read More
Kristin spent the first four years of her professional career as a fourth grade teacher in Massachusetts. After moving to New York, she taught at The Windward School in White Plains, a nationally renowned school for students with language-based learning disabilities, where she received training in research-based multi-sensory instructional methods (notably, the Hochman Method). Read More
Currently, Kristin is also a 4th grade teacher and writing liaison in Tuckahoe, New York. She received her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Education and M.A. in Education from the University of Massachusetts.
Alexandria taught middle school language arts and social studies for six years at The Windward School in White Plains, NY, a nationally renowned school for students with language-based learning disabilities. In addition to receiving training in research-based, multisensory instructional methods (notably, The Hochman Method), she received certification by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC). Read More
Prior to teaching at Windward, Alexandria was a special education teacher and department leader at the Urban Assembly School of Business for Young Women (UASBYW), an all-girls public high school in New York City. As a New York City Teaching Fellow, she received her Master’s in Education with honors in special education from the City College of New York and received her B.A. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.
Before beginning a career in education, Alexandria worked in the marketing & communications industry engaged in brand strategy development and corporate public relations.
Jessica was previously the Writing Coordinator and 7th grade Lead ELA teacher at New World Preparatory Charter School, where she supported the school-wide implementation of the Hochman Method. Prior to her tenure at New World Preparatory Charter School, Jessica held a variety of roles within the New York Public Library, including Senior Children’s Librarian, in which she oversaw all children’s library services in Staten Island’s largest branch. Read More
Jessica holds an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Pratt Institute and a B.A. in English from the State University of New York at New Paltz.
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. Read More
Devon was previously an Associate at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Young Adult Literacy Program. Her responsibilities included coordinating outreach and social media efforts, administrative support, and occasionally teaching students. Read More
Kelly is a dynamic educator with over twelve years of experience teaching in the New York City Department of Education. During his tenure, he served as TWR Coordinator at A. Philip Randolph Campus High School where he oversaw the program’s successful school-wide implementation. Read More
Mayra graduated from Manhaattan Comprehensive Night & Day High School, a TWR partner school, where she learned the Hochman Method. She is currently in her junior year at Fordham University, majoring in Computer Science with a minor in New Media and Digital Design. Mayra hopes to keep supporting TWR in the future and help more students who were just like her.
Tania held a variety of roles in public, charter, and private schools throughout New York City. She spent many years teaching students with disabilities at the middle school level and has served as a special education coordinator, which involved advocating for students and families and managing Individualized Education Plans. Read More
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.
Jana was previously a Special Education ELA and Global History teacher at The Young Women’s Leadership School of the Bronx. A graduate of American University with a B.A. in Law and Society, she received her M.A. in Special Education at City College and her M.S. in Educational Leadership at Hunter College. She is currently working towards a Ph.D in Reading, Language and Literacy at Concordia University.Read More
Prior to joining TWR, Andrea served as Deputy Director in the Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Learning at the NYC Department of Education. In that role, she managed strategic project initiatives, co-led a team of project managers, and planned and executed several professional learning events that provided high-quality instructional practices and curricular materials to educators. Read More
Previously, Andrea served as project manager at Public Consulting Group’s Education division for six years. In this capacity, she had the opportunity to manage a high-profile project with the New York State Department of Education to create the NYS Common Core-based English Language Arts curriculum for grades 6–12 for EngageNY, and to execute a statewide professional development program that ensured a successful implementation of the curriculum.
Andrea graduated from Clark University with a double major in International Development & Social Change and Government & International Relations, and then obtained a Master of Public Administration. More recently, she completed a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification program.
Kathleen was previously a Literacy Assessment Specialist at the New York City Department of Education. Prior to that, she was the founding Literacy Coach, Title I Coordinator, and 6th grade ELA teacher at New World Preparatory Charter School. Read More
Madalyn is a seasoned Literacy Coach with over 10 years of teaching experience working with historically underserved populations. During her tenure, she led collaborative inquiry efforts to investigate persistent problems of practice that resulted in predictable low student achievement outcomes for specific groups of students. She’s directed group collective efforts to generate innovative solutions that teams could use to motivate the most reluctant learners to persevere and strive for success. Read More
Charles comes to TWR after serving as a senior fellow and director of education policy at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. Previously, he led the Institute’s development team. His writing on education issues has appeared in numerous outlets, including Education Next, Education Post, The 74, New York Daily News, New York Post, Daily Beast, and U.S. News & World Report. Formerly, he worked for a number of elected officials and educational nonprofits. Read More