Program Developer

Sandee Graham McClowry, PhD, RN, FAAN is a professor in the Counseling Psychology and Teaching & Learning Departments at New York University. Dr. McClowry received her doctorate in family nursing theory from the University of California, San Francisco. She is the developer of INSIGHTS into Children’s Temperament and was the principal investigator of three clinical trials that tested its efficacy. The funding for the studies came from the Institute of Education Sciences and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. McClowry has published extensively on her research in a variety of multidisciplinary journals. She is the author of Temperament-Based Elementary Classroom Management and Your Child’s Unique Temperament. In 2013-14, she was a Fulbright Scholar in Jamaica during which she set up the infrastructure to disseminate INSIGHTS in Jamaica. She is currently working with rural Appalachia and rural Nebraska to adapt the program to meet the needs of their communities.

Here’s Sandee’s CV:

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Claire Hatamiya, Ph.D., M.H.S. has a Ph.D in Educational Theatre from New York University and a master’s degree in Health Education from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She has over 15 years of experience developing and facilitating social emotional learning programs in nonprofit organizations and public schools in New York City as well as in Baltimore and the Oakland/Bay Area. Dr. Hatamiya was a facilitator for INSIGHTS into Children’s Temperament for several years and conducted her dissertation on assessing the validity of children’s self-reports of their temperament after participating in theINSIGHTS children’s program.

Teachers say…

“I have been teaching for more than 20 years and sometimes I forget to implement strategies in my classroom. The program put me back in charge. Just like you say: not all strategies work for all students, but you have to continue to implement them to find out what works. If it does not, put those strategies to the side. You may need them next year.”

“Little by little, I am getting along better with my son. We still have alot of work to do with each other. The good part is that I know I’m headed in the right direction.”