ADVOCATZ’ Editor and paralegal/Expert Consultant Betsy Combier has 17 years of experience observing, documenting, and studying the teacher evaluation, discipline, and 3020-a arbitration process, rules, and laws. She is an Expert in this area, having completed more than 80 arbitration hearings. She has experience as a paralegal, advocate for individual and collective rights, a former United Federation of Teachers’ (UFT) Special Representative for the New York City rubber rooms, and an investigative reporter. She is a graduate of NYU, Johns Hopkins, and Northwestern University, and has been a reporter/journalist/advocate for more than 35 years. She edits the following websites and blogs:
Susan Woolhandler has worked in education and media for over 20 years as a writer with Columbia University, Manhattan College, Chess-in-the-Schools and Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. She has produced video programs for the United Nations and is a co-author of the Good Book Cook Book published by Dodd Mead and Baker Books. Susan assists in 3020-a arbitration transcript review and case management.