Esther Bobowick is a professional development specialist and teacher with over twenty-five years of diversified experience. Her primary fields of application have been the definition of new program objectives and content, organization and implementation of development programs, and evaluation of programs, at all levels of the school hierarchy.
Esther designed and coordinated a professional development center for technology integration at a regional education service center. She also designed professional development programs in integrating technology in the classroom for a large state grant. She provided training and consultation for five years in varied urban school districts across the United States as part of a national School to Career research project through Jobs For The Future, Boston, MA. She developed a training manual for the Beginning Educator Support and Training Program for the Connecticut State Department of Education. Esther provided formal program evaluation services for state professional development programs as well as local school district professional development programs. She also designed and implemented a summer enrichment program for Monroe Public schools that is still in existence and designed and taught in two different high school programs for maladjusted adolescents for the Fairfield Public Schools that are still in existence.
Esther is a contributing author to “Information Technology: Creating Practical Knowledge to Improve Student Performance” which was published by Jossey – Bass Publishers, May 2001. She is a current member of the National Advisory Board for the PBS adult learning initiative for educators using technology in the classroom. She has been a presenter for Association Supervision and Curriculum Development national conferences for three years. Esther is a volunteer for St. Jude Church, Special Olympics, Cystic Fibrosis walk, and Great Strides Walk.