The Blue Ribbon Project

StrategiesMatters Educational Blog

Episode Summary

CITE/Russell Sage College Doctoral Program Alumni Dr. Steve Dorcely and Dr. Shawna Hansford discuss their latest business venture "StrategiesMatters," a blog set out to inform and support various projects throughout education with a unique team of bloggers that are seasoned educators and administrators.

Episode Notes

Andrew Henry sits down with Dr. Steve Dorcely and Dr. Shawna Hansford to discuss: 

CITE is the Center for Integrated Training and Education.
20% of Principals in NYC are graduates of our programs (other educational leaders including a former Chancellor, a head of BOCES, and a multitude of district and city-level leaders). We run the largest Counseling Master's program in NY state. Thousands of teachers have earned certification through our programs, which are designed for working professionals. 

We currently offer programs for:


General and Special Ed Masters (Early Childhood or Childhood)Adolescent Special Ed Professional Certification Masters, TESOL MastersSpecial Ed license extension courses,Bilingual license extension coursesTESOL license extension courses, Early Childhood license extension courses


School Counseling MastersMental Health Counseling MastersAdvanced Certificate in Mental Health or School Counseling


 School Building LeadershipSchool District LeadershipDoctorate for CSA members,Doctorate for non-CSA membersPublic Administration Master’s

— in all five boroughs of NYC, Yonkers, Westchester, Nassau, and Suffolk. 

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CITE offers CTLE-approved in-school or online professional development tailored to your school’s needs and your vision. We can work remotely with your staff and parents. CITE PD has served over 1,000 schools. Info: