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     We have cracked the code and we are in! However, this site may be under construction for some time. PLEASE, if you have any questions or are looking for information let us know and we will get back to you.

Co-Directors NYS Essential Elements: Schools to Watch

Christine Radez  – Christine.Radez@nysed.gov

David Vroman – dwvroman@gmail.com


Special Updates!

The School to Watch 2022-2023 Initial Application and 2022-2023 Re-Designation Application Are Now Available 

Please contact David or Christine for further information.


A couple “save the dates”!

*NYS Middle School Association – Summer Institute 

Corning , NY July 6-7, 2022

*The Annual NYS Middle School Association Conference    

October 7, 2022  Verona, NY


Top Ten Reasons to Attend the Conference! 

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 EE: STW Principals Attending the NYSMSA Annual Conference 2018

Included in the photo is the newly appointed Co-Director of the Essential Elements: Schools to Watch program, NYSED Associate, Christine Radez (center left in white sweater). Also pictured is the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform Executive Director Ericka Uskali (center wearing blue blazer). EE: STW Co-Director Brian Sherman not pictured – he is taking the photo.

Call for Submissions: Articles to be Published in In Transition, the NYSMSA Journal

In Transition is a juried publication; all manuscripts are reviewed and approved for publication by a panel of members from the NYSMSA Board of Directors. Manuscripts describing successful programs, stimulating projects, exemplary teaching techniques, unique team concepts, action research, and promising practices are welcome. To examine previous issues of the publication and to review the “Submission Guidelines”, <click here>.