D'Annolfo is Keynote at April Conference on Serving Adults with Disabilities
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D'Annolfo is Keynote at April Conference on Serving Adults with Disabilities

Suzi D'AnnolfoSuzi D'Annolfo, assistant professor in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP), is a keynote speaker at the 20th Annual Conference on Serving Adults with Disabilities to be held on April 26, 2012 in Farmington, Conn.  Looking through the Eyes of the Learner; Understanding How the Brain Engages in Learning is her topic.

If you are interested in attending, you may register at www.crec.org.

The following is taken from the conference brochure describing D'Annolfo's professional career:

Suzi D'Annolfo has invested her professional life working with children, young adults, and adults in the capacity of a teacher, coach, school leader, mentor, and college professor.  Looking through the eyes of the learner has consistently grounded her work in cognitive processing and translating that into practical application to benefit the learner as well as those facilitating the learning.  Using this foundation, D'Annolfo has developed a protocol, Building Blocks of Student (Learner) Engagement (BBSE) that has been implemented and researched in a variety of environments.  Her work with learner engagement, the information processing model and understanding the primacy-recency effect in teaching and learning has been enthusiastically received for its adaptability to practical application.

D'Annolfo has had a distinguished and rewarding 38-year career in public school education, working with students, teachers, and school leaders in West Hartford, Farmington, Litchfield, Newington and the Capital Region Education Council (CREC).  She served as principal of Litchdield High School when the school received a National Blue Ribbon award and was honored by President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore in Washington, D.C.  The same year she was named a Milken National Educator recipient.

She has also served as principal of the CREC-Metropolitan Learning Center Interdistrict Magnet School when it received the prestigious Goldman-Sachs award for the top Global-International School in the country and also the National Magnet School of Distinction Award.  She has presented at numerous conferences, served as an adjunct professor in Educational Leadership and currently teaches in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions where she is also the Coordinator of School Partnerships and a member of the Institute for Translational Research.

Register for the conference at www.crec.org.
To discuss D'Annolfo's work, contact her at:  dannolfo@hartford.edu.