Cooperative Educational Services Welcomes New PDS Director
June 28, 2023

Dr. Luke Forshaw has been appointed Director of Professional Development Services at Cooperative Educational Services (C.E.S.). Dr. Forshaw was previously the Principal of Ox Ridge Elementary School in Darien, CT, starting in 2012, and is also currently serving as the board president for REACH WesternCT, a position he started in 2016.   

PDS adds Teaching & Learning Specialist
The Professional Development Services (PDS) department at CES is excited to announce Cyndi Adams has joined the team as a Teaching & Learning Specialist.
Speakers give educators equity guidance
The PDS department at CES hosted a workshop to give educators from the region guidance and tools to eliminate bias and foster diversity in their schools.
School law expert speaks at PDS workshop
School law expert Tom Mooney spoke to participants in the New Administrator Induction program organized by Professional Development Services at CES on March 4.
Kasey Dunn and Kerrie Harrigan
The Professional Development Services department at CES is excited to announce Kasey Dunn and Kerrie Harrigan have joined the team as Teaching and Learning Specialists.
New administrators talk about courageous conversations
Members of this year's New Administrator Induction Program met with guest speaker Michele Stewart-Copes to discuss How to Lead Courageous Conversations on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion with Staff, Families, and Even Other Leaders.
Aspiring school leaders learn from current administrators
Participants in the Administrator Aspirant program continued their exploration of school administration careers during a workshop that featured four current school administrators sitting on a panel to discuss issues that they face and offer advice on handling the role of a school or district leader.
Attorney helps new administrators
Approximately 40 school administrators attended a workshop at CES to listen to Andy Bechnall, a partner with Shipman & Goodwin, talk about legal guideless for Special Education programs in school districts.
Superintendents share wisdom
About 70 veteran and new school administrators attended the annual Superintendents Breakfast hosted by the Professional Development Services team at CES.
Aspiring administrators start new training
Aspiring administrators from across the CES region attended their first two days of sessions August 16-17. The group was treated to a presentation on the View of Leadership with CES Executive Director Dr. Charles Dumais.
Photos of Rich Reynolds and Jillian Moccia
The Professional Development Services department at CES has added two members to its team. Jillian Moccia and Rich Reynolds come to CES each with years of experience providing development opportunities to educators in the region.
Teacher trainees complete first step
The state's effort to recruit more teachers of color took another step recently when nine teacher trainees completed courses hosted by CES that put them on the path to being certified.
CES teams up with Zoo for summer food program
CES and Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo have been awarded a grant to launch the Food for Thought program this summer to teach students and their families about the benefits of fresh, healthy food and how gardening and farming can enrich our lives.
Logos for Connecticut State Department of Education and the RESC Alliance
The Connecticut State Department of Education and RESC Alliance have recognized Impact Educators from around the state who have excelled with Blended Learning projects.
CES names new PDS Director
Dr. Lori Elliott has been appointed Director of Professional Development Services at Cooperative Educational Services. The Easton resident comes to CES from Greenwich Public Schools.
Early Childhood team offers videochats
The Early Childhood Services team at CES is offering 3 videochat sessions with special guest Jennifer Carvajal, the Senior Educational Director of Teaching Beyond the Square in NYC. The series begins Nov. 24.
George Coleman (left) and Suzanne Clement (right)
Two members of the CES team are co-authors of a series of policy and practice briefs produced by the Partnership for Early Educational Research (PEER), an alliance that is part of the Yale School of Medicine.
Teachers read notes during workshop
A workshop hosted March 3, 2020, by our Professional Development Services department encouraged educators to bring game play into their teaching practices.
George Coleman speaks to group
The PDS division at C.E.S. is helping public school districts in the region work on plans to increase the diversity in their staff. Click the headline above to watch a video on the project
Dr. Christine Peck
The ability of C.E.S. to help school districts in our region got a tremendous boost when Dr. Christine Peck earned certification as an independent trainer for the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule.
Fran Kompar and Bill Derry
A Norwalk charter school took part in a year-long workshop series hosted by the Professional Development Services division of C.E.S. and used it to implement a program to improve curriculum.
Photo of Jessica Sprick
An expert on developing and implementing effective behavioral and academic approaches to reducing chronic absenteeism among students will be the main presenter at a workshop Dec. 3.
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