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Four Lakeland Educators Earn Doctorates

Dr. Theresa Wilkowski, Dr. Kathryn Accurso and Dr. Karen Gagliardi graduated from St. John's University in early May. Dr. Carol Verrino graduated from Fordham this month as well.

St. John's University conferred doctoral degrees to their education students during a hooding ceremony on May 8 on the Queens campus. had three of their own earn Ed.D.'s in Instructional Leadership from the University's School of Education.

Carol Manocchi-Verrino, Ph.D. earned her doctoral degree at Fordham University this past weekend as well. Her doctorate is in Curriculum and Teaching, with an emphasis in Literacy, Learning, and Language. She is a resident of Mahopac.

Congratulations to Dr. Theresa Wilkowski, director of curriculum and a resident of Mohegan Lake; Dr. Kathryn Accurso, second grade teacher at Van Cortlandtville Elementary and a resident of Somers; and Dr. Karen Gagliardi, principal of and a resident of Yorktown, and Dr. Carol Verrino.

Dan May 23, 2012 at 01:11 AM
There is also a 6th grade science teacher who received their PhD from Fordham this past weekend. Way to go Lakeland!
Patrice E. Athanasidy May 23, 2012 at 03:46 AM
Way to go indeed. We have now added Dr. Verrino's picture above. Carol Verrino, a 6th grade science teacher at Lakeland Copper Beech's Middle School, earned her doctorate from Fordham University in Education and Literacy.
Lola K May 23, 2012 at 11:29 AM
Dr. Verrino, you rock!!!
Patrice E. Athanasidy May 23, 2012 at 11:45 AM
I received an email from Dr. Carol Manocchi-Verrino, Ph.D. this morning. Her doctorate is in Curriculum and Teaching, with an emphasis in Literacy, Learning, and Language. She is a resident of Mahopac.

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