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Denise Hannaoui


  • Director of Field Experience and Clinical Practice

  • MA in TESOL, Stony Brook University

  • MS in Instructional Technology, New York Institute of Technology

Denise Hannaoui graduated from Stony Brook University with a BA in Linguistics and TESOL certification in 1987. She went on to earn an MA in TESOL from Stony Brook University and also completed an MS in Instructional Technology from the New York Institute of Technology. 

Denise’s interests lie in the fields of ENL/ESL education, world languages, and instructional technology. She began her career as an elementary ESL teacher and taught for 18 years until deciding that she would like to expand her role by becoming an educational administrator. She earned a Certificate of Advanced Study in School Building Leadership and School District Leadership from The College of St. Rose, and has since enjoyed eleven years in three administrative positions--Director of ENL & World languages in both Lawrence Public Schools and Connetquot Central School District and as an eSchoolData Program Specialist at Nassau BOCES. She has infused her love of technology into her work, most notably co-chairing the Technology Literacy Committee in Connetquot CSD and offering technology/applications assistance to teachers in her departments.

Denise has also been an active board member of  the NYS Association of World Language Administrators (NYSAWLA) organization for the past five years and has been recently named as the Executive Director of the organization. NYSAWLA is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to providing professional development to language administrators throughout New York State. The organization is also responsible for creating and distributing the regionally developed FLACS Checkpoint A and B language exams, which are used by over 150 districts throughout New York State.