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Peekskill City School District Welcomes New Director of STEM

The Peekskill City School District welcomes Dr. Anchala Sobrin, who has been appointed to the position of Director of STEM.  Dr. Sobrin’s responsibilities will include aligning science, technology, engineering and mathematics initiatives throughout the District. 

 

Dr. Sobrin holds a B.S. in Physics from Fordham University, a M.A. in Educational Psychology from Marist College, a M.S. in Educational Administration from the University of Scranton, and an Ed.D in Educational Leadership Administration and Policy from Fordham University. The focus of her doctoral studies was a historical analysis of education reform through the lens of learning theories, particularly in the areas of science and math.  She has contributed to various publications and has presented at numerous conferences.

Dr. Sobrin is a life-long learner who believes that learning never stops and everyone we meet teaches us something new. In her over 17 years of professional experience in public education, she has committed to taking lessons outside of the classroom, whether it be in her role as a Mathematics teacher, Dean of Students, or Assistant Principal in the Wappingers Central School and Spackenkill Union Free School Districts.

 

Dr. Sobrin currently serves as the Vice President of the New York State Mathematics League, Secretary of the American Regions Mathematics League, and past President of the DUSO Math League.  She has led workshops and Professional Learning Networks for teachers and school leaders on Next Generation Science standards, instructional design, assessment frameworks, and inquiry based classroom practice.  Additionally, she is the Secretary for the World Hindi Foundation, was Director of the Hudson Valley Hindi School for many years, and has served on various community and county committees that focused on youth involvement in cultural education and community service.    

 

“I am excited to begin serving the Peekskill community during this exciting time for the school district,” said Dr. Sobrin.  “I look forward to supporting a vision for STEAM education through guided inquiry, dialogue, and collaborative thinking.”  

Dr. Sobrin finds inspiration in the following quote, and wishes to share it with the Peekskill community -

 

“We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. But there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on.” – Richard P. Feynman