Superintendent's Conference Day 2011

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This past Superintendent’s Conference Day the Mid-Hudson School Study Council provided a staff development day for education office professionals, paraprofessionals, aides, and monitors. This event was held at Anthony's Pier 9 on November 8 and attended by more than 80 people.

The presenters included Ms. Jonnie Wesley-Krueger, Director, Training & Education at Orange Regional Medical Center and Ms. Penny Lynch, Breast Cancer Supervisor, Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center, the Orange Regional Medical Center.

Ms. Krueger's presentation focused on how to work incorporating appropriate ergonomic techniques as well as diffusing combative situations. Ms. Lynch, an expert in breast cancer detection and treatment, talked directly to the audience on women’s health issues, specifically, proper breast screening technique,s as well as the benefits of a healthy lifestyle in warding off breast cancer.

Mr. Stuart Waxman and Ms. Laura Del Gaudio from the law firm of Donoghue, Thomas, Auslander & Drohan informed the audience on the dangers of students engaged in cyber bullying and appropriate and inappropriate student social networking behaviors.

The final workshop was conducted by David Hungerford and David Hungerford Jr. these gentlemen are certified financial planners from AXA Advisors. They provided the audience with various investment options based upon their age and current financial health.

In closing, the initial feedback from the attendees was very positive regarding both the presenters and the topics.