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
Before joining TWR as Chief Executive Officer, Phil served as Deputy Chief Academic Officer and Deputy Chancellor for Teaching and Learning at the New York City Department of Education. In that role, Phil led the work to strengthen instruction and improve student learning for the City’s 1.1 million students. Prior to his appointment in January 2014, he worked in New York City public schools for 30 years, 27 of which were at the High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology (HSTAT) in Brooklyn, where he was an English teacher, assistant principal, and the school’s principal for 13 years. 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. As the Associate Director of Middle School Literacy, Jessica oversaw the development and publication of Success Academy’s middle school literature curriculum. Read More
Ravali has dedicated her career to ensuring the success of youth in education through development and communications. Prior to joining TWR, Ravali was the Senior Development Manager at the GO Project, and before that she was the Development Assistant at DREAM (formerly Harlem RBI). Read More
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.
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
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.
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. Read More
Jamie has been a writing coach, an editor, and the lead instructor at a tutoring center in her hometown of Seattle. Most recently, she developed a writing and leadership curriculum for Grasshopper Enrichment Education, an innovative after-school program based in Washington State. Read More
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
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. John’s University to earn his Master’s in Adolescent Education. 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