Helen Candy Systra
Assistant Professor of EducationDirector, NYC Teaching Fellows Program at Long Island University
B.A., Brooklyn College (CUNY)M.A.T., Antioch CollegeM.A., Teachers College, Columbia University
Candy Systra has been the director of the Teaching Fellows Program at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus for four years. Prior to that, she was a field consultant for the Program. In addition, she teaches in the Department of Teaching and Learning.
She is retired from the New York City Department of Education, where she was a classroom teacher for much of her career and also became a professional development specialist; worked with the NYC Writing Project and Project Blend, which created collaboratives between alternative high school programs and District 75); was director of curriculum and instruction at a middle-high school; and served as an assistant principal and as a principal.
In addition, she has worked as a consultant in the public schools for NYU, Lehman College, the Institute for Student Achievement, Colorado Children’s Campaign, and the Public Business and Education Coalition.
Literacy Instruction, Secondary Social Sciences, Curriculum Development