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Anthony Conelli
Dept. Chair at Bank Street College
Biographical Information

Anthony Conelli is Chair of the Department of Education Leadership at Bank Street. 

Anthony was the Deputy Chief Academic Officer for Leadership in the New York City Department of Education.  In this role he oversaw the leadership professional development across the Department, partnerships with leadership development organizations and programs, and the expansion of the system’s leadership pipeline for all of NYC.  Previously, he was the CEO for Division of School Support and Instruction Cluster IV.  As the CEO, he oversaw 13 networks comprised of over 350 NYCDOE schools. 

Anthony was one of the original Empowerment network leaders in 2006 and helped to define the role.  Prior to joining the Empowerment Schools Organization, he worked as a local instructional superintendent, resident superintendent at the NYC Leadership Academy and the New School Intensive, and Director of Students at the Center. 

Anthony began his career in education as an English teacher in NYC.  In 1986, he became the Director of the Forsyth Satellite Academy.  As the Director, he introduced the staff to a number of educational innovations, including: interdisciplinary curriculum development, teacher collaboration, team teaching, block scheduling, and portfolio assessment.  He refined the school’s management structure and decision-making process.

Anthony earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree at New York University in 1999.  He is nationally recognized for his work as a skilled facilitator.