NEW PALTZ, NY
Mathew Swerdloff, Ed.D.
Dr. Mathew Swerdloff has served as an educator in New York State’s public schools for over thirty years. He held positions as classroom teacher in grades 3 through 8, Director of Technology, Director of Library Media Services, and Executive Director of Educational Support Services. During his career he has been responsible for human resources, staff training, managing technical support and technology infrastructure, the development of curriculum, information systems and data management, social media and website administration, and most importantly, strategic planning for school districts and nonprofits. Dr. Swerdloff has been employed in rural, urban and suburban schools, serving students in both high poverty and affluent school districts. His most recent leadership role included oversight of human resources, strategic planning, and instructional technology, in a high performing suburban school district 45 minutes north of Manhattan.
Dr. Swerdloff served as a Strategic Planning internal facilitator, participated in Strategic Planning training seminars, and trained internal facilitators. He led numerous Action Teams and trained Action Team leaders and administrators using the planning process developed by Dr. Cook.
In addition to his work in K-12, Dr. Swerdloff is an adjunct professor at both Manhattan College and the State University of New York at New Paltz, where he teaches in the Educational Leadership programs at each school, preparing teachers for leadership roles in their districts. Dr. Swerdloff taught at the graduate level in India, Qatar, China, Mexico, Colombia, Mozambique, Honduras, and Brazil.
In 2013, he was awarded a Fulbright Specialist Grant to travel to Santiniketan, India, and offer lectures and workshops to students and staff at Visva-Bharati University. In 2020 he was again awarded a Fulbright Specialist Grant and returned to India in 2022 to work with staff and students at IIM in Bodh Gaya
Dr. Swerdloff earned his Master’s Degree in Education and his New York State School District Administrator Certification from the State University of New York at New Paltz, and his Doctorate in Instructional Leadership from Western Connecticut State University. He is a certified School District Administrator and School Building Administrator in New York State, a Google Certified Trainer and Educator, and serves as a consultant for the New York State Department of Education on Teacher and Administrator Certification Standards.
Dr. Swerdloff is the co-founder and President of the Maya Gold Foundation, a non-profit organization that serves youth in the Hudson Valley of New York and in Nepal, and he is the Vice-President of the Board of the Rowe Center, a summer camp and conference center in western Massachusetts. He was the Vice President of the New York Chapter of Learning Forward from 2013 to 2017, a fellow at the Good Work Institute and the Yale University Seedlings Institute. In 2010, Dr. Swerdloff was selected at the New York State Outstanding Leader by the New York State Association for Computers and Technology in Education. He has been published widely in educational journals on issues of school accountability and reform, instructional technology, and leadership.