Rita Prager Stein is a Central Office Administrator for the Half Hollow Hills School District. She received her doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University; her dissertation focused on the effect of instruction on the moral reasoninng of students. She has presented workshops on this topic at Columbia University, New York University, and throughout the country. She is an adjunct professor at Suffolk Community College and has recently published an article in the New England Middle School Journal. Stein does consulting work in districts on a variety of topics. She and her coauthors can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roberta A. Richin is a staff and curriculum development specialist consulting to public and private schools, universities, law enforcement agencies, health services, parent organizations, state education departments, and corporations. Richin brings 25 years of experience to this model for improving student learning, school safety, character, and conduct through curriculum, instruction, and discipline practices. She is an adjunct instructor at The State University of New York at Stony Brook and has published a variety of journal articles and curricula.
Richard Banyon is the Assistant Superintendent for Personnel, Curriculum, and Instruction for the Deer Park School District. He has more than 30 years of experience as a classroom teacher, guidance counselor, dean, buildinng administrator, and central office administrator in New York City and Long Island. He has presented workshops on preparing new teachers for the classroom, including classroom management and instructional strategies.
Francine Banyon is the Assistant Principal for grades 10–12 at the Smithtown Central School District High School. She has 30 years of experience as a dropout prevention coordinator, dean, and building administrator both in New York City and on Long Island. She has presented workshops on peer mediation, conflict resolution, and The Circle of Character and Conduct.
Marc N. Stein was a school psychologist, a professional development consultant, and a professor at The State University of New York Suffolk Community College. In his private practice as a therapist, Stein specialized in working with individuals and families in the area of marriage counseling. He presented workshops to corporations and service organizations on leadership, organizational skills, and communication skills.