Shira Leibowitz

large_photo198206_2393276Shira Leibowitz is Head of School at The Solomon Schechter School of Queens in New York, an instructional coach for teachers and principals, and facilitator of on-line learning. She holds a Ph.D in education and a rabbinical degree from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America as well as a B.A. Magna Cum Laude and With Distinction in All Subjects from Cornell University. Dr. Leibowitz is a speaker and writer on educational topics with particular interest in instructional coaching and character and values education. She is facilitator of YU2.0, a community of educators invested in learning, collaborating and integrating technology into education. Dr. Leibowitz trains in Taekwondo and has earned her Black Belt. She lives with her husband and two teenage children. You can follow Dr. Leibowitz on twitter @shiraleibowitz where she is one of the moderators of the weekly chat #educoach on the topic of instructional coaching. You can also follow her on her blog at


  1. Rayna Gangi said:

    My name is Rayna Gangi. I am an educator and certified National Trainer with Time To Teach, a national organization that presents strategies in classroom management that empower and encourage both teachers and students. We use five core components that have proven successful in reducing and/or eliminating referrals, repeat requests and other disciplinary problems that take time away from instruction. Principals nationwide report higher test scores, up to a 70% reduction in disciplinary actions and more time to focus on encouraging, empowering and supporting their teachers. Our strategies when implemented have been lauded by schools and administrators across the country and especially appreciated by parents and teachers.

    Our web site at provides a short video presentation of our core components along with a few of the many testimonials to our proven approach.
    We provide full day trainings for teachers, breakout sessions at conferences, smaller sessions for credit and non-credit, and I speak at various school groups nationally to introduce them to these strategies.

    I am very interested in any and all opportunities to speak, whether that be keynote or fill-in at conferences, break-out sessions, or engagements at regional/district levels for staff development and training.
    I am able to speak on individual components of our approach, such as the popular Refocus component, or a combination of components depending on time constraints. I am also available as a full presenter for staff/teacher development.
    We do offer schools the opportunity to bring us in as trainers for a full day, often credit-bearing for those teachers seeking credits, and that is done on a contractual basis with training fees and book purchases.

    Can we set up a phone appointment to pursue a presentation?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Rayna Gangi
    Time To Teach

    February 9, 2013

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