trainer and consultant

Colleen Eagan Zawadzki has been an educator and staff development trainer for more than 33 years. She worked for 23 years in the Colleen ZawadzkiSyracuse city schools as a teacher and staff development specialist developing support in traditional and alternative settings. She created and implemented a program for teachers at risk of being unsuccessful in collaboration with both union officials and central office administration. She worked with truant students in a one room school house for several years.  Following that, she provided staff development for teachers and administrators on curriculum, instruction, behavior management strategies and technology integration for Onondaga Cortland-Madison BOCES- a consortium service provider to 23 school districts.  In 2006, she began a school for at risk high school students from four of the largest high schools in central New York. 


Colleen holds a B.A from SUNY Buffalo, a M.S. from Syracuse University and a C.A.S from SUNY Cortland.


She is an official trainer of the Discipline with Dignity methods and strategies and comes highly recommended by Dr. Allen Mendler, co-creator of the Discipline with Dignity program. 

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