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Leslie

Leslie Hayes Associate Director for Professional Learning New-York Historical Society

Leslie Hayes is the Associate Director for Professional Learning at the New-York Historical Society, where she leads the development and delivery of N-YHS's vast array of teacher professional learning programs. Prior to joining N-YHS, Leslie held roles in school outreach, teacher training, and public programs at the Brooklyn Collection at Brooklyn Public Library and the South Street Seaport Museum. Leslie has an MPA from NYU, an MPhil in History from Cambridge University, and a BA in History and English from Penn State.   

Members of the 2016 Conference Committee. Photo: Akash Sharma

NYCMER has a team of enthusiastic colleagues organizing the 2016 Annual Conference!

 

The Conference Committee provides a great opportunity to connect with colleagues, network, discuss best practices in the field, and, most importantly, help plan the Annual Conference. At the end of each summer, we put out a call for NYCMER members at all career levels to contribute their knowledge, experience, and time to this important professional development event.

Conference Committee members:

- identify and discuss key issues and trends in the field
- participate in one conference sub-committee (i.e. RFP, evaluation, after party)
- review and select proposals
- liaise with conference session chairs
- ensure that the conference runs smoothly

Conference Committee meetings take place after work one Tuesday each month at locations around the city. Committee members are expected to participate in 4 out of the 7 planning meetings, attend the Annual Conference, and communicate promptly via email.

If you have any questions about the Conference Commitee, please email NYCMER Vice President Dawnette Samuels at vicepresident@nycmer.org.