Celebrating Teachers

Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute

25th Anniversary Program

13 November 2002


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Program Schedule

Remarks at 6:30 p.m.

Calvin Trillin

Peyton R. Patterson
President
New Haven Savings Bank

Reginald R. Mayo
Superintendent
New Haven Public Schools

John DeStefano, Jr.
Mayor
City of New Haven

Richard C. Levin
President
Yale University

Dinner at 6:45 p.m.

Remarks Continue at 8:00 p.m.

Calvin Trillin

Daniel W. Kops
Chairman
Anniversary Celebration Committee

Howard R. Lamar
Honoree

Michele Pierce
Harriet Tubman Charter School

Bill Cosby

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Mission

The Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute is an educational partnership between Yale University and the New Haven Public Schools designed to strengthen teaching and learning in local schools and, by example, in schools around the country. Each year, teachers propose Institute seminar topics after canvassing schools across the district, and then work in small groups with leading Yale faculty members in the arts, humanities, and sciences.

The Teachers Institute brings together teachers from the elementary, middle and high school levels, providing them an opportunity to work as colleagues both with one another and with their counterparts who teach at Yale. Each participating teacher becomes an Institute Fellow and prepares a curriculum unit to be taught in his or her classroom the following year. The units are used widely by other school teachers around the City and, through the Institute Web site, by teachers beyond New Haven.

Leadership of the Institute reflects the partnership between the University and the City. Teachers play a leading role in the governance of the Institute through the Steering Committee, the School Representatives and Seminar Coordinators groups, and the team of colleagues responsible for the Institute's National Initiative. A presidentially-appointed body of Yale faculty members, the University Advisory Council, provides general direction of the program and advises the Yale President on the activities of the Institute locally and nationally. A National Advisory Committee, composed of distinguished leaders in education, public policy and philanthropy from around the nation, is appointed by the Yale President and assists the Institute with the development of its programs. This Institute governance is expressed in the “Policies, Structure, and Procedures,” which were endorsed by the Yale Corporation.

Since its inception, the Institute's operations have been supported annually by Yale University and the New Haven Public Schools. During the past 25 years, numerous foundations and corporations and hundreds of individuals have provided generous gifts and grants in support of the Institute's annual program and its permanent endowment.

The Institute has been widely recognized as a pioneering and successful model of university-school collaboration. While New Haven remains the focus of the Institute's efforts, it has also launched a National Initiative to demonstrate that the approach taken in New Haven can be tailored to establish similarly fruitful university-school partnerships under different circumstances in other cities.

While he was Superintendent of the Houston Independent School District, Rod Paige, now United States Secretary of Education, oversaw the establishment of the Houston Teachers Institute in affiliation with the University of Houston. He said, “I applaud the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute for supplying models for what universities should do. Its projects are not just inspiring, they are creating an environment in which partnerships will be the norm, not the exception.”

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Anniversary Celebration Committee

Daniel W. Kops, Chairman
Jean A. Adnopoz
Myrna Baskin
Stephen P. Broker
Raymond W. Brooks
Mary Jane Burt
Milton P. DeVane
Sandra K. Friday
Gail G. Hall
Peter N. Herndon
Carolyn N. Kinder
Joan Kenna
Charles C. Kingsley
Nancy Kops
Joseph H. Lewis
Barbara Loucks
Robert Lyons
Paul McCraven
Pat McFadden
Julia M. McNamara
Geraldine M. Martin
Joseph A. Montagna
Herbert H. Pearce
Verdell M. Roberts
Michael Schaffer
Dina K. Secchiaroli
Jean E. Sutherland
Cheever Tyler

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Contributors

Lead Sponsor
New Haven Savings Bank

Patron’s Circle
Daniel W. and Nancy Kops
Marjorie Merriweather Post Foundation

Donor’s Circle
Albertus Magnus College
Bilco Company
Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Cummings and Lockwood, LLC
Gaylord Hospital
Hospital of Saint Raphael
Josef and Anni Albers Foundation
Frank and Joan Kenna
Merrill Lynch
Wiggin and Dana
Yale-New Haven Hospital
Yale Office of New Haven and State Affairs

Patrons
Douglas S. Eakeley
Jonathan Foster Fanton
Ruth R. Lapides
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Herbert H. Pearce
Betsy and Harry Welch
William H. West
Thomas R. Whitaker

Donors
Robert L. and Mary B. Arnstein
Myrna and Arnold Baskin
Elias Clark
John and Anne Deming
Margaret and Milton P. DeVane
Foxwoods
J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation
Ruth Lord
F. Patrick McFadden
NHPS Administrators’ Association
Jock Reynolds
James Saakvitne
Charles R. S. Shepard

Gay G. Steinbach
Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Wingate

Friends and Supporters
Robert and Dorothy Jean Adnopoz
Myles and Nancy Alderman
Sidney Altman
Lane and May Ameen
John W. Barnett
Murray J. Biggs
John M. and Pamela Z. Blum
Richard H. Brodhead
Raymond W. and Sarah M. Brooks
Mary Jane Burt
Mildred and Fred Cortensen
Charles A. Deafenbaugh
William J. Derry
Geoffry and Marie Etherington
First Shot, LLC
Martin D. Gehner
Ruth B. Grannick
Richard M. Grave
Celeste R. Hocs
Isaac Jefferson
Harvey and Ruth Koizim
Robert P. and Bonnie Kreitler
Pedro Mendia-Landa
Carleton and Barbara Loucks
Jackie Matchett Personnel Services
Walter and Jane Monteith
James and Miriam Niederman
Jules D. Prown
Richard and Delphine Redshirt Shaw
Barbara and David Silverstone
Rogers M. Smith
Terri Stern
Susan Stone
Patricia and Stedman Sweet
Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Townshend, Jr.
Cheever and Sally Tyler
United Aluminum
Barbara Wareck
John and Sarah Wareck
John P. and Linda Wargo

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Bill Cosby

William H. Cosby, Jr. was born to William and Anna Cosby on July 12, Germantown Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Calling himself a “late bloomer,” he did not realize the value of a formal education until after the first four days of boot camp in the U.S. Navy. Cosby said, “Four years later in May, when I got out of the Navy, I hit the ground running from Norfolk, Virginia, and immediately enrolled at Temple University in Philadelphia.”

Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Bill Cosby is well known for his commitment to education. He emphatically believes that the best assurance for a satisfying and rewarding life begins with knowledge. Cosby himself went back to college, long after he had achieved much of his success, to obtain a masters degree as well as an Ed.D. He has, in fact, applied this further education in his professional life.

He has never stopped realizing the importance of challenging himself. “People always say, ‘You don’t need money, why are you still working?’ My answer is that it isn’t about money. That’s academic. It’s about accepting the challenges of one’s own ideas, clarifying the unanswered questions and pursuing the excitement of discovery.”

Mrs. Cosby is equally passionate about the importance of education, and she too has attained an Ed.D. Together, they have strived to promote the importance of a good education. They have donated funds and their time to a wide range of universities and other educational organizations and delivered many addresses to further emphasize the importance of learning.

Cosby said of the 25th anniversary of the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute, “It is time to steadfastly applaud those who care enough to try to make the world a better place.”

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Calvin Trillin

Calvin Trillin, author most recently of the novel Tepper Isn’t Going Out, has been acclaimed in fields of writing that are remarkably diverse. As someone who has published solidly reported pieces in The New Yorker for 35 years, he has been called “perhaps the finest reporter in America.” His antic commentary on the American scene and his books chronicling his adventures as a “happy eater” have earned him renown as “a classic American humorist.” His best-selling Remembering Denny, about a Yale classmate, was hailed as “an elegiac, disturbing and altogether brilliant memoir.”

Trillin was born and raised in Kansas, City, Missouri, and now lives in New York City. He graduated from Yale in 1957, did a hitch in the army, and then joined Time. After a year covering the South from the Atlanta bureau, he became a writer forTime in New York.

In 1963, he became a staff writer for The New Yorker. From 1967 to 1982, he produced a highly praised series of articles for The New Yorker called “U.S. Journal”—3,000-word pieces every three weeks from somewhere in the United States, on subjects that ranged from the murder of a farmer’s wife in Iowa to the author’s effort to write the definitive history of a Louisiana restaurant called Didee’s “or to eat an awful lot of baked duck and dirty rice trying.” Some of the murder stories from that series were published in 1984 in Killings, a book that was described in The New York Times as “that rarity, reportage as art.”

From 1978 through 1985, Trillin was a columnist for The Nation, writing what USA Today called “simply the funniest regular column in journalism.” From 1986 through 1995, the column was syndicated to newspapers. His columns have been collected in Uncivil Liberties, With All Disrespect, If You Can’t Say Something Nice, Enough’s Enough, and Too Soon to Tell. From 1996 to 2001, Trillin did a column for Time.

Since 1990, Trillin has written a piece of comic verse weekly for The Nation. In 1994, he published Deadline Poet, his account of being a commentator-in-rhyme on the news of the day.

Trillin’s books have included two other comic novels, a collection of short stories, a travel book and an account of the desegregation of the University of Georgia. His three antic books on eating—American Fried, Alice, Let’s Eat and Third Helpings—were compiled in 1994 into a single volume called The Tummy Trilogy. His memoirs include Messages from My Father, a New York Times best-seller in 1996, and Family Man in 1998.

He lectures widely and has appeared often as a guest on television. He has written and presented two one-man shows at the American Place Theater in New York—both of them critically acclaimed and both sell-outs. In reviewing “Words, No Music,” in 1990, the New York Times called Trillin “the Buster Keaton of performance humorists.”

Trillin served as a Fellow of the Yale Corporation from 1988 to 1994 and is currently a Trustee of the New York Public Library. He was instrumental in the creation of the Association of Yale Alumni Community Service Summer Fellowship Program which provides selected Yale students with a stipend to support their summer volunteer activities.

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Howard R. Lamar

Howard Roberts Lamar is Sterling Professor Emeritus of American History at Yale, where he taught from 1949 to 1994. During his years at Yale, he served in a number of administrative positions, most notably chair of the Department of History 1962-1963 and 1967-1970, Dean of the College 1979-1985, and President of the University 1992-1993.

Lamar was born during the Depression in the town of Tuskegee, Alabama, and attended public schools at a time when the State literally ran out of money to operate them through the full academic year. There was, he says, an “education-will-make-a-difference” theme to his upbringing, and his father fought to keep the schools open. Lamar was in certain respects born to teach. Prior to getting married, his mother was a school teacher as were two of her sisters. He recalls well his own school teachers “who took people like myself into their homes and would have us over for dinner.”

He was also bred to be a scholar. As a child, his mother bought him an encyclopedia of world history that he read “page by page.” He grew to be, he says, “in love with learning.” Long before leaving Alabama for college at Emory in Atlanta, Lamar read the autobiography of legendary Yale English Professor William Lyon Phelps and reading Phelps on Yale and New Haven made his decision a few years later to choose to come here for graduate studies an easy one for him.

He arrived in New Haven in 1944 and never left for long again. He studied and then began teaching history in an era in which the field of American historical scholarship was largely confined to everything east of the Mississippi. There was little serious investigation of the American West and few courses offered at any level. He set out to change that because he felt serious scholarly work and teaching were needed “to make the West a part of the United States.”

Over the next half-a-century, his work—including seven books and more than 30 influential articles—opened up a new frontier in American historical studies. He foreshadowed many of the important themes in what would emerge as “the new western history,” a major rethinking of the frontier experience of the American West. Many of his students went on to become leaders in the field. He continues to work as a scholar and advisor. The late historian Stephen E. Ambrose described Lamar’s most recent book, The New Encyclopedia of the American West, which he edited, “a monumental achievement in the historiography of the American West.” He has been honored at Yale with the establishment of The Howard R. Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders, an academic center that seeks to further historical and comparative explorations of the frontier experience in North America and throughout the world.

Lamar’s scholarship and his teaching have always been informed by his desire to reach the widest audience possible. Year after year, his undergraduate lectures on the American West attracted overflow crowds. He has lectured and taught at many non-academic centers around the nation. He has always insisted that historians “have a responsibility to render intelligent meaning to the events of our lives.”

When Lamar arrived in New Haven in 1944, the divide between Yale and its home city could be enormous. Lamar stepped beyond the campus confines and explored his new home town. The small town Southerner made a point of getting to know it as a home to multiple ethnic groups and social classes, a place where you could meet the world in all its guises. He liked New Haven and felt enough at home to run and win a seat on the Board of Aldermen, 1951-1953. He never lost his love for New Haven as a city with a rich history and a vibrant life.

In the early 1970s, he participated in “The History Education Project,” an effort to provide summer seminars at Yale for New Haven secondary school teachers of history. The university and the school teachers had much to learn from each other. He recalls, “We soon discovered that we had common problems and interests and that, indeed, history was an ideal subject for seminars devoted to catching up in one’s field with the new research, learning to use a new currency of concepts, and watching with fascination the ever-changing panorama of American history and its meaning.”

As with his commitment to integrating the West into American historical scholarship and teaching, Lamar brought a deep belief in the shared purposes of university faculty and school teachers to those seminars. The same spirit informed his efforts on behalf of the founding of the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute: “to establish, once and for all, the commonality and relatedness of all problems concerning teaching and educating, no matter what subject and no matter at what level. That in turn touches a more fundamental problem in the United States: a sense of community.” The Teachers Institute was above all an effort to restore that sense to New Haven.

In 1977, Lamar and James Vivian, now director of the Institute, met with Hanna H. Gray, President of Yale at the time, about founding the Institute as a major extension of The History Education Project. Fittingly, in 1979, he offered an Institute seminar called “Remarkable City: New Haven in the Nineteenth Century.”

He led another seminar in 1991 on “Multi-disciplinary Studies in American Regions and Regionalism.” When he served as Yale President, he acted to constitute the University Advisory Council, the faculty board of the Institute, as a formal, appointed body. In 1993, President Richard C. Levin appointed Lamar as its Honorary Chair, a post he continues to hold.

He has written about the exhilarating experience of teaching that first Institute seminar on New Haven history, “We discovered that we were all a part of a whole and that by an intelligent study of the parts we would better understand the whole. Therein lies the purpose of a local effort called the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute and its significance as a model for a national effort to relate town and gown, and the school to institutions of higher learning in a mutually advantageous way.”

As a result of Lamar’s scholarship, teaching, and work on behalf of the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute, the parts of the whole have come to better understand one another and the whole they form. All are better for that shared effort. The spirit of community he has brought to so many endeavors lives on in the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute.

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History

This year marks the twenty-fifth year of operation for the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute. The Institute traces its roots back nearly a decade prior to its founding to a period when New Haven high school teachers worked with members of the Yale Department of History to develop new teaching materials in history. The school teachers and Yale history faculty members participating in what was known as the History Education Project (HEP) discovered that they gained a great deal working with one another, and became the nucleus of the groups that planned the Institute.

In 1977, Howard R. Lamar and James R. Vivian, then director of the HEP, met with their history faculty colleague, Hanna H. Gray, who at the time was Acting Yale President. She pledged support for the planned Institute as it applied for sufficient external grants to launch a more ambitious, extensive and demanding program. The Institute was formed and, with initial support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Yale and the New Haven Public Schools, the first seminars were held the following summer. Then an English professor, A. Bartlett Giamatti was to lead the first Institute seminar in student writing, but could not when he was chosen that year to become Yale’s President. At the time, he said he had received a “different though not higher calling.” In 1979, Lamar led the first of his Institute seminars, on the history of New Haven.

With the 1978 award of the first of four National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) program grants in support of the Institute, the Institute began to develop and offered an expanded range of seminars. The news conference announcing the first NEH grant brought together for a joint announcement on the same stage the President of Yale; the Mayor of New Haven, Frank Logue; and the Superintendent of Schools, Gerald Tirozzi, for the first time in anyone’s memory. Happily, it marked the first of many such occasions for the Institute.

As the Institute developed, a system of governance was established, combining bodies of Yale faculty, New Haven school teachers and nationally prominent friends of the Institute. Since the Institute’s founding, teachers have served in the leadership of the Institute not only by proposing seminar topics but by working as School Representatives and Seminar Coordinators. Created in 1984, a National Advisory Committee, appointed by the Yale President and composed of educational and public policy experts and others interested in the work of the Institute, lend their support and advice to its development. In 1990, the Institute became the first program of its type to be permanently established as a function of a university. In 1993, Acting President Howard R. Lamar more formally constituted the University Advisory Council to set direction for the Institute. When Richard L. Levin became Yale President, he appointed Lamar as its Honorary Chair, a post he continues to hold. In 1994, the Yale Corporation endorsed the “Policies, Structure and Procedures” of the Institute as its charter.

At its inception, the Institute operated out of the Department of History. With the strong support of President Giamatti, the Institute moved to expanded quarters in the newly established Whitney Humanities Center. As the Institute program broadened and became national in scope, it outgrew that space. In 2001, the Institute moved to its present home on the 11th floor of 195 Church Street, overlooking the New Haven Green and the Yale campus.

Throughout its history, the Institute has pioneered efforts in New Haven and nationally to provide for professional development of teachers and to improve schools. In addition to disseminating the curriculum units created in its seminars, the Institute organized conferences and published both books and a periodical, On Common Ground, to share and spread ideas for improving teacher quality. The Institute received major endowment challenge grants from the NEH and the DeWitt Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund (now the Wallace-Reader’s Digest Funds) in 1990 and 1991.

With the support of a major grant from the Wallace-Reader’s Digest Funds, the Institute launched a National Demonstration Project in 1998. The Project aimed to explore the feasibility of adapting the Institute approach at several other sites around the nation. All sites selected were considerably larger than New Haven and represented quite different urban challenges. Those universities and school districts participating in the Project were: Chatham College, Carnegie-Mellon University and the Pittsburgh Public Schools; the University of Houston and the Houston Independent School District; the University of New Mexico and the Albuquerque Public Schools; and the University of California-Irvine and the Santa Ana Unified School District. Each year of the grant, the five Institutes convened for conferences in New Haven and a network of Institutes was established.

In 2001, a multi-year plan, the Yale National Initiative, was drafted. Under the plan, the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute envisions the establishment of as many as 45 new Institutes by 2015.

To date 534 New Haven teachers and 118 Yale faculty members have participated in the Institute and many tens of thousands of students in New Haven schools and other schools around the world have studied subjects based on 1,392 curriculum units developed at the Institute.

After a quarter century, the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute reaffirms its fundamental mission of serving teachers in its home community and providing a national model for the productive relationship that universities and schools can develop. Founding Director Vivian said, “The Institute’s primary commitment has always been to New Haven and, as its influence spreads nationally, the Yale-New Haven partnership will continue to serve as the outstanding example of its approach.”

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Chronology

1977

First application to the National Endowment for the Humanities to create the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation provides funds to begin operations.

1978

First Institute seminars offered.

First of four NEH program grants to Yale for the Institute.

News conference announcing the NEH grant brings together the Mayor of New Haven, President of Yale and Superintendent of New Haven Public Schools for the first joint announcement in memory.

1979

First Institute seminar offered in the sciences.

1982

The NEH awards the Teachers Institute a grant for the dis-semination of its model nationally, and revises NEH guidelines to encourage other communities to develop similar programs.

1983

Institute featured as a case study at Yale conference of Chief State School Officers and university presidents on “Excellence in Teaching: A Common Goal.”

1984

President A. Bartlett Giamatti names a National Advisory Committee for the Institute to assist with national dissemination and program development.

First endowment grant to the Institute, from the Carolyn Foundation.

The American Association for Higher Education, Council of Chief State School Officers, National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching single out the Institute as a “pioneering and natio nally significant program with an exemplary approach for improving public education.”

1985

National Advisory Committee urges President Giamatti to secure an adequate endowment for the Institute because of its importance to Yale and New Haven and to the future of university-school collaboration nationwide.

Publication of the College Board edition of Teaching in America: The Common Ground, a report on the Institute.

1986

Institute organizes a national conference on “Strengthening Teaching through Collaboration.”

1990

DeWitt Wallace-Reader’s Digest challenge grant for the Institute, requiring a one-for-one match.

Yale permanently establishes the Institute as a unit of the University.

1991

Institute organizes a national conference on “School-College Collaboration: Preparing Teachers and Curricula for Public Schools.”

NEH endowment challenge grant, requiring a four-for-one match.

Publication of Teaching in New Haven: The Common Challenge.

1993

Institute begins publication of the periodical On Common Ground.

Establishment of the University Advisory Council on the Institute as a presidentially-appointed body.

1994

Endorsement by the Yale Corporation of the “Policies, Structure, and Procedures” of the endowed Institute.

1995

Completion of a core endowment fund for the humanities, fulfilling the terms of both challenge grants.

1998

With a four-year grant from the DeWitt Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund, the Institute launches a National Demonstration Project.

1999

An application process results in the selection of Albuquerque, Houston, Pittsburgh, and Irvine-Santa Ana, California, as the demonstration sites.

First annual conference of the National Demonstration Project held in New Haven.

2000

University and school officials from the Demonstration Project sites gather in New Haven with the National Advisory Committee and recommend preparations for the next phase of the Institute’s work nationally.

2001

The Institute moves to its present home, 195 Church Street, 11th floor.

Planning continues for the Yale National Initiative to establish similar Institutes in as many as 45 cities by 2015.

2002

The Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute marks its 25th anniversary by celebrating teachers and by furthering its efforts to ensure successful continuation of its programs for many years to come.

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Current and Former Members of the National Advisory Committee, 1984-2002

           Gordon M. Ambach
           Alberta Arthurs
           Carla Asher
           Leon Botstein
           Ernest L. Boyer
           William L. Bradley
           Donna V. Dunlop
           Richard H. Ekman
           Mary Lee Fitzgerald
           Norman C. Francis
           Thomas Furtado
           Fred M. Hechinger
           I. Michael Heyman
       Bonnie B. Himmelman
       Claire List
       Owen M. Lopez
       Ilene Mack
       Edward J. Meade
       Fred A. Nelson
       Jane Quinn
       Robert H. Roggeveen
       Robert Schwartz
       Theodore R. Sizer
       Donald M. Stewart
       David L. Warren
       Glegg L. Watson

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Fellows of the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute, 1978-2002

* years of participation

  *22__Joyce Bryant
    19__Carolyn N. Kinder
    15__Maureen C. Howard
    14__Jean E. Sutherland
    13__Peter N. Herndon
           Grayce H. Storey
    12__Harriet J. Bauman
           G. Casey Cassidy
           Benjamin A. Gorman
           Henry A. Rhodes
    11__Anthony F. Franco
           Geraldine M. Martin
    10__Raymond W. Brooks
           William P. Coden
           Diana D. Doyle
           Jane K. Marshall
           Roberta A. Mazzucco
           Cynthia H. Roberts
           Beverly B. Stern
      9__Francine C. Coss
           Joseph H. Lewis
           Carolyn C. Smith
      8__Stephen P. Broker
           Richard N. Canalori
           Patricia K. Flynn
           Lauretta J. Fox
           James F. Langan
           Joseph A. Montagna
           Luis A. Recalde
      7__Carol L. Altieri
           Kelley A. Auringer
           Val-Jean Belton
           Mary E. Brayton
           Lorna S. Dils
           Christine A. Elmore
           Joanne R. Pompano
           Linda M. Powell
           Joan A. Rapczynski
           Jeanette R. Rogers
           Barbara C. Trader
           Bethania H. Urena
           Doris M. Vazquez
           Ruth M. Wilson
      6__Laura F. Fernandes
           Marcella Flake
           Kenneth B. Hilliard
           Nancy Kasowitz
           Pedro Mendia-Landa
           Robert J. Moore
           Norine A. Polio
           Eddie B. Rose
           D. Jill Savitt
           Michelle E. Sepulveda
           Hermine E. Smikle
           Yolanda U. Trapp
           Kathleen Ware
           Carolyn S. Williams
      5__Lisa S. Alter
           Iole A. Apicella
           Henry J. Brajkovic
           Elsa M. Calderon
           Michael Conte, Jr.
           John P. Crotty
           Francis J. Degnan
           Pamela M. Fowler
           Sandra K. Friday
           Alan K. Frishman
           June M. Gold
           Deborah E. Hare
           Mary E. Jones
           Elizabeth T. Lawrence
           Delci C. Lev
           Kathleen B. London
           Richard R. MacMahon
           Waltrina D. Kirkland-Mullins
           Stephen Beasley-Murray
           Elisabet O. Orville
           Valerie A. Polino
           Pamela M. Price
           Gwendolyn Robinson
           Burton R. Saxon
           Susan S. Small
           Paul E. Turtola
           Michael A. Vuksta
           Karen S. Wolff
      4__Patricia S. Ansel
           Anna K. Bartow
           Belinda M. Carberry
           Marie P. Casey
           Rosemary F. Claire
           Sheila M. Martin-Corbin
           Antonia M. Coughlin
           Lee B. Hotchkiss-Durward
           Edward H. Fitzpatrick
           Gerene L. Freeman
           Maureen E. Taylor-French
           Sheryl A. DeCaprio-Hershonik
           Ida L. Hickerson
           Gary Highsmith
           Christine Y. House
           Mary A. Howley
           Joan Z. Jacobsen
           Stephen H. Kass
           Anne M. Kavanagh
           Margaret M. Loos
           Cynthia McDaniels
           Cheryl E. Merritt
           Susan L. Norwood
           Bonnie M. Osborne
           Joyce A. Patton
           Carol L. Penney
           Lynn S. Pensky
           Diane E. Platt
           Angelo J. Pompano
           Jacqueline E. Porter
           Lucia Rafala
           Mary E. Riccio
           Anthony P. Solli
           Gail A. Staggers
           Phyllis A. Taylor
           Lois R. Van Wagner
           Patrick A. Velardi
           Sloan E. Williams III
      3__Margaret D. Andrews
           Chris Angermann
           Kathleen L. Ayr
           Deborah T. Barnes
           Maryanne K. Basti
           Jay M. Brown
           Franklin C. Cacciutto
           Tarah S. Cherry
           Francisco Cintron
           Paul V. Cochrane
           Edward D. Cohen
           Sequella H. Coleman
           Carol L. Cook
           Joseph R. Cummins
           William J. Derry
           Judith D. Dixon
           Mia P. Edmonds-Duff
           Mara A. Dunleavy
           Ivory Erkerd
           Nancy N. Esposito
           Sophronia L. Gallop
           Frank J. Gallucci
           Robert A. Gibson
           Miriam G. Gonzalez
           Camilla L. Greene
           Gail G. Hall
           Pamela Monk-Kelley
           Fred M. Kerson
           Zelda L. Kravitz
           Myrella Lara
           Felicia R. McKinnon
           Alice J. Mick
           Rose M. Mitchell
           Angela Beasley-Murray
           Kathleen R. O'Neil
           Deborah L. Peck
           Frances E. Pierce
           Soraya R. Potter
           Lystra M. Richardson
           Clarence Roberts, Jr.
           Frances J. Sandahl
           Martha Savage
           Ruth R. Schwartz
           Dina K. Secchiaroli
           John A. Severi
           Richard A. Silocka
           Lewis L. Spence
           Laura Spoerri
           Thelma E. Stepan
           Mary Stewart
           Sherree L. Verderame
           John C. Warner
           Sondra A. White
           Beverly A. White
           Sandra L. Willard

  2__Afolabi J. Adebayo
       Trudy A. Anderson
       Sheldon A. Ayers
       Terence Ayrton
       Gerald A. Baldino
       Barbara J. Banquer
       Sophie R. Bell
       Abie Benitez
       Robert L. Biral
       Patricia M. Bissell
       Medria J. Blue
       Jennifer Y. Blue
       John B. Buell
       Michael L. Burgess
       Susan M. Burke
       Maizie P. Butterfield
       Joyce P. Calarco
       Cheree B. Knight-Camara
       Doreen L. Canzanella
       Karen E. Carazo
       Daisy S. Catalan
       Margaret B. Clancy
       Marcia A. Cohen
       John L. Colle
       Cleo M. Coppa
       Maria A. D'Ulisse-Cupo
       Sandra I. Davis
       Iris R. Davis
       Jean Q. Davis
       Eileen M. DeMaio
       Peter W. DePino
       William N. Duesing
       Robert P. Echter
       Willie J. Elder
       Robert F. Evans
       Peter L. Evans
       Judith L. Falaro
       Patrice M. Flynn
       George E. Foote
       Jean C. Gallogly
       Lisa M. Galullo
       Eugene V. Gandelman
       Irma E. Garcia
       Marilyn A. Gaudioso
       Marcia L. Gerencser
       John K. Grammatico
       Pamela J. Greene
       Carmen Greenia
       Richard B. Guidone
       Majorie E. Hankin
       Leigh Highbridge
       Thomas E. Holmes
       David B. Howell
       Gregory M. Huff
       Caroline B. Jackson
       Ronald J. Jakubowski
       Janet M. Johnson
       Eugene B. Johnson
       Sally B. Kaczynski
       Jeanne Z. Lawrence
       Victor J. Leger
       Joyce M. Listro
       Carol A. Viccione-Luce
       Linda L. MacNaughton
       Holly S. Maio
       Linda F. Frederick-Malanson
       Theresa M. Matthews
       Mary M.U. McGuire
       Synia J. Carroll-McQuillan
       Robert W. Mellette
       Gary D. Mikolinski
       Pearl E. Mitchell
       Italo J. Mongillo
       Jimmy Lee Moore
       Jon J. Moscartolo
       Sandra L. Nash
       William F. Natale
       Dora Odarenko
       John M. Oliver
       Maureen F. Onofrio
       Diana T. Otto
       Genoveva T. Palmieri
       Maria Pennachio
       Nicolette W. Perrault
       Carol A. Petuch
       Jane H. Platt
       Judith A. Puglisi
       James E. Ramadei
       Sharon L. Reynolds
       Margaret H. Roberts
       Kelley N. Robinson
       Stella J. Samuel
       Roche A. Samy
       Farrell E. Sandals
       Lilly Ann M. Santorelli
       Kristi Shanahan
       Jessie O. Sizemore
       Creola Smith
       Saundra P. Stephenson
       Carolyn F. Stephenson
       Nancy T. Taylor
       Pamela Tonge
       Sheila H. Troppe
       Leslie E. Troppe
       Wanda A. Velez
       Lula M. White
       Joseph Wickliffe
       Anthony B. Wight
       Barbara W. Winters
       Robert J. Winters
       Barry Yearwood
       Penny K. Zhitomi
       Florence Zywocinski
  1__Leslie Abbatiello
       Josephine F. Ablamsky
       Fred J. Acquavita
       Charlene Andrade
       Christine E. Arnini
       Naomi Ayala
       Mary K. Baba
       Andrea N. Bailey
       Barbara Bailey
       Beryl I. Bailey
       Linda J. Baker
       Kim Baldwin
       Jane Baljevic
       Silverio Barroqueiro
       Sara F. Barton
       Laura A. Batson
       Karen M. Battle
       Linn M. Bayne
       Judith Bellonio
       Beatrice G. Bennett
       Jerome H. Bernstein
       Gale Billingsley
       Joseph P. Binkoski
       Jenifer J. Blemings
       Rebecca Blood
       Lou A. Bohman
       Rolanda A. Booker
       Joseph G. Borkowski
       Liza L. Bowen
       Andrew Bram
       Elisha M. Brookover
       Andrea H. Sadick-Brown
       Rebecca S. Brown
       Susan D. Brown
       Sherry Burgess
       Paulette J. Byer
       Ronald E. Byrd
       Christine E. Calvanese
       Lucille Camera
       Immacolata Canelli
       Robert J. Canelli
       Frank Caparulo
       Madeline L. Carloni
       Eric Carlson
       Julie A. Carthy
       Toni D. Cates
       Elizabeth S. Celotto
       Jennifer Chisholm
       Annette B. Chittenden
       Alina Chrostek
       David A. Cicarella
       Vanessa E. Clayton
       Rose B. Coggins
       Frances F. Conte
       Elizabeth J. Corraro
       David Coss
       Nancy P. Cowdin
       Rosalind A. Davidson
       Raymond S. Davie
       Celeste Y. Davis
       Marvel K. Davis
       Maxine E. Davis
       Karen deFur
       Jose A. Delgado
       Margaret A. DeMarino

  1__David DeNaples
       Laura E. DeOrue
       Eva de Lourdes Diaz
       William M. Dillon
       Fred L. DiTallo
       Devra L. Doolin
       Bernette A. Mosley-Dozier
       Jennifer Drury
       Silvia D. Ducach
       Lucretia F. Edlow
       Marie I. Fadus
       Jeffry K. Farrell
       Jannine L. Farrell
       Leslie Fellows
       Carolyn E. Fiorillo
       Margaret E. Flynn
       Ann E. Fogarty
       Dorothy Forbes
       Anne R. Fraulo
       Marisa B. Atanasoff-Frisk
       Christina M. Frodsham
       Jeremiah Gadsden
       Gretchen L. Gallagher
       Yolanda G. Jones-Generette
       Monique Y. Gisser
       Shirley Ann Goldberg
       Michael Golia
       Judith S. Goodrich
       Kathleen A. Gray
       Steven F. Gray
       Olivia J. Green
       Bonnie S. Greene
       Phyllis S. Grenet
       Sean Griffin
       Michael S. Guzzio
       Glen A. Hagemann
       Gwendolyn F. Hampton
       Kathy R. Harris
       Merrie N. Harrison
       Carol S. Heidecker
       Elizabeth C. Henderson
       Rebecca Hickey
       Kenneth R. Hopkins
       David Howe
       Charlotte H. Hylton
       Kevin P. Inge
       Dwight H. Inge
       Ruth E. Iosue
       Nancy S. James
       Pamela R. Augustine-Jefferson
       Edwina E. Johnson
       Theodore Johnson
       Lillie M. Jones
       Kathleen V. Jurczak
       Bhim S. Kaeley
       Judith J. Katz
       Nancy M. Kelly
       Jennifer A. Kennedy
       Marlene H. Kennedy
       Michelle Sherban-Kline
       Alicia A. Koziol
       Margaret Krebs-Carter
       Elizabeth I. Kryszpin
       Ralph L. Lambert
       Maria D. Laudano
       Amy Aledort-Lehre
       Paul Limone
       Marilyn Lipton
       Donna M. Lombardi
       Mattie H. Long
       Amelia M. Macklin
       Anthony F. Magaraci
       Ann G. Magda
       Victoria B. Mallison
       Dianne C. Marlowe
       Delores Marshall
       Michele M. Massa
       Bradley H. McCallum
       Mary Ellen McDevitt
       Sherrie H. McKenna
       Janet L. Melillo
       Thomas Merritt
       Kevin S. Miller
       Rosemarie C. Mongillo
       Mary B. Moore
       Cheryl Morgan
       Winnifred E. Morgan
       Patricia Morrison
       Barbara A. Moss
       Maryanne A. Muldoon
       Pearlie P. Napoleon
       Rodouane Nasry
       Donna Frederick-Neznek
       Patricia A. Niece
       Joseph J. O'Keefe
       Rita M. O'Keefe
       Albert A. Orsillo
       Leslie Grace Judd-Paier
       Donnamarie Pantaleo
       Theodore Parker, Sr.
       David L. Parsons
       Diana I. Pena-Perez
       William Perez
       Joshua E. Perlstein
       George C. Peterman
       Doreen S. Peterson
       Sylvia C. Petriccione
       Dina Pollock
       Diane L. Pressler
       Laura F. Pringleton
       Christi L. Quick
       Helaine R. Rabney
       David P. Raccaro
       Joseph Raffone
       Patricia I. Augustine-Reaves
       Julie Ann Reinshagen
       Maxine Richardson
       Gwendolyn I. Richardson
       Verdell M. Roberts
       Kenneth P. Rogers
       Yoselyn Roman
       Ralph Russo
       Kathleen M. Ryerson
       Janna Ryon
       Anita G. Santora
       Susan A. Santovasi
       Helen H. Sayward
       Elizabeth Scheffler
       Eva M. Scopino
       Virginia Seely
       Sylvia J. Sherertz
       Stephanie G. Shteirman
       Russell H. Sirman
       Erena Mazou-Skorik
       Deborah Smereczynsky
       Gary P. Smith
       Geoffrey P. Smith
       Patrick J. Snee
       Penny Snow
       Mary R. Sorrells
       Andrea Sorrells
       Kathleen M. Spivak
       Martha Rose Staeheli
       Valerie E. Arrington-Steele
       Amber Stolz
       Steven R. Strom
       Debbie D. Sumpter
       Jyo K. Teshima
       Phyliss Cummings-Texeira
       Bernice W. Thompson
       Anthony B. Thompson
       Frances Tilghman
       Donna L. Timmone
       Kathleen E. Torello
       Trisha A. Turner
       Toni L. Tyler
       Christine Picon-Van Duzer
       Annnette Vetre
       Michael D. Vollero
       Douglas Von Hollen
       Anthony F. Vuolo Jr.
       Joseph Weber
       Anne M. Wedge
       Carol A. Wells
       Concetta F. Welton
       Willie J. Whipple
       Juanita W. Williams
       Eleanor G. Willis
       Johanna M. Wilson
       Cynthia E. Wilson
       Carol A. Wong
       Cynthia Ann Wooding
       Kimberly Workinger
       Martha T. Youngblood
       Jessica J. Zelenski
       Madeline M. Zelonis
       Stephanie Zogby
       Judy Zurkus

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Seminar Leaders of the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute, 1978-2002

* years of participation

  *13__Thomas R. Whitaker
      8__Bryan J. Wolf
      7__Traugott Lawler
           Robin W. Winks
      5__Jules D. Prown
           Rogers M. Smith
      4__Robert A. Burt
           Roberto González-Echevarría
           William Kessen
      3__Jean-Christophe Agnew
           Kent C. Bloomer
           Robert B. Stepto
           John P. Wargo
           James A. Winn
      2__Michael G. Cooke
           Sandra H. Ferdman Comas
           James T. Fisher
           Paul H. Fry
           Howard R. Lamar
           Lawrence G. Manley
           Mary E. Miller
           Richard S. Miller
           Sylvia Molloy
           Cynthia E. Russett
           Margretta R. Seashore
           Nicolas Shumway
           Sabatino Sofia

  2__Karl K. Turekian
       Charles A. Walker
       Peter P. Wegener
       Robert G. Wheeler
       Robert J. Wyman
  1__Ronald C. Ablow
       Walter R. Anyan, Jr.
       Robert E. Apfel
       William R. Bennett, Jr.
       Victor Bers
       Richard H. Brodhead
       Gary W. Brudvig
       Shelley Burtt
       Laurence A. Cole
       Robert M. Cover
       Mark R. Cullen
       Charles T. Davis
       Edward H. Egelman
       Richard W. Fox
       Arthur W. Galston
       Gordon T. Geballe
       Martin Gehner
       Joseph W. Gordon
       Robert B. Gordon
       Laura M. Green
       Amy Hungerford
       Robert D. Johnston

  1__Helen B. Lewis
       Maurice J. Mahoney
       J. Michael McBride
       Ross C. Murfin
       Charles Musser
       Alvin Novick
       Ellen Lust-Okar
       Patricia R. Pessar
       Brigitte M. Peucker
       Bruce M. Russett
       Marni A. Sandweiss
       Harold W. Scheffler
       Robert Schultz
       Ian Shapiro
       H. Catherine W. Skinner
       Ronald B. Smith
       James A. Snead
       Frederick J. Streets
       Robert H. Szczarba
       William G. Thalmann
       Alan Trachtenberg
       Henry A. Turner, Jr.
       Maurice O. Wallace
       Robert B. Westbrook
       Werner P. Wolf

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Support Awarded

The following foundations, corporations, and agencies have supported the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute during the first twenty-five years. In addition, hundreds of individuals have contributed support.

Aetna Life and Casualty Foundation
Harlan E. Anderson Foundation
Atlantic-Richfield Foundation
Charles Ulrick and Josephine Bay Foundation
Brown Foundation
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Carolyn Foundation
The College Board
Connecticut Bank & Trust Co.
Connecticut Humanities Council
Council for Advancement and Support of Education    
Arthur Vining Davis Foundations
DeWitt Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
Jessie Ball duPont Fund
Ford Foundation
Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
Edward W. Hazen Foundation
William Randolph Hearst Foundations
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Local corporations
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
McCune Chairtable Foundation
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Science Foundation
New Haven Foundation
New Haven Public Schools
New York Times Company Foundation
Pew Charitable Trusts
Marjorie Merriweather Post Foundation
Anne S. Richardson Fund
Rockefeller Foundation
George W. Seymour Trust
Sherman Fairchild Foundation
Toshiba Foundation
Xerox Foundation
Zimmerman Foundation
 

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