Meet the NYC Community Schools Technical Assistance Center
The NYC CSTAC delivers free quality guidance and training to the Community Schools in New York City. In exemplifying the mission of Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education, the CSTAC serves public school leaders, teachers, and their respective stakeholders by ensuring access to resources and providing quality professional development to build Communities of Practice.
Funded by the New York State Education Department, the CSTAC works collaboratively with all stakeholders engaged in the Community Schools movement to ensure that local capacity is built and stronger community relationships are formed.
Director, NYC CSTAC
Kevin John Coyne is the Director of the Community Schools Technical Assistance Center (CSTAC) at Fordham University. He leads all activities of the CSTAC’s work with new and existing schools in the New York City Region. Prior to joining the CSTAC, Kevin served as an educator in the Diocese of Brooklyn for seventeen years. He was the founding principal of Our Lady’s Catholic Academy in South Ozone Park, where he established a community school-centered educational experience through the creation of multiple programs and external partnerships.
Kevin earned a B.A. in Philosophy from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, as well as an M.S. in School Building Leadership from Saint John’s University in Queens, New York. He holds New York State Certification in School Building Leadership. He is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy at Fordham University.
Resource Specialist, NYC CSTAC
Peter Tinguely is the Resource Specialist for the Community Schools Technical Assistance Center (CSTAC) at Fordham University. Peter supports the Director providing customized technical assistance and professional development for school and community-based organization leadership.
Peter brings a wealth of experience in community schools to this position. He most recently served as the founding Community School Director at the High School for Health Careers and Sciences in Services in Washington Heights.
Working with Catholic Charities Community Services, Peter collaborated with school leadership to establish student and parent leadership programs, as well as building community partnerships with local universities, hospitals and the offices of elected officials. As a result of his efforts, the school’s graduation rate improved and the chronic absenteeism rate decreased.
Peter is a graduate of Lehigh University with a B.S in Mechanical Engineering, he is currently completing his M.A. in Psychology at the City College of New York.
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