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Rita P. Stein

Rita Prager Stein has been a central office administrator involved in curriculum, recruitment, and retention for more than twenty years. During this time, she has recruited, hired, and retained more than ten thousand employees. She has spoken on recruitment and retention at the Association of School Personnel Administrators, as well as other national conferences including the New England Middle Schools, ASCD, and Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Stein is co-author of the ASCD (Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development) book Connecting Character to Conduct: Helping Students Do the Right Things. Her work on supervision and evaluation has been reviews and utilized by several school districts throughout New York State. She has appeared on several television shows including "Tools for Schools," a show on professional development and character, as well as appearing on many radio broadcasts. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the effect of instruction on the moral reasoning of students. She has presented workshops on this topic at Columbia University, New York University, as well as districts throughout Long Island, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. She has presented workshops in New Orleans, Providence, Dallas, Boston and at several prestigious conferences. She is an adjunct professor at Stony Brook University and, with Roberta Richin, has published in the New England Middle School Journal. Dr. Stein has recently remarried and enjoys traveling, theatre, and living in her new home in Westhampton, Long Island.