Dr. Wilfredo Laboy Toledo
Seasoned educator and pastor with bi-vocational careers in school system leadership, educational management, and staff positions in education at the New York City Department of Education –Community School District 4- - Executive/District Administrator, Community School District 15---Assistant Superintendent of Schools, at Lawrence Public Schools—Superintendent of Schools; and parish pastor in the Reformed Church in America, United Presbyterian Church in USA and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Dr. Laboy is the founder of the Latino Association of Administrators and Christian Educations, Inc. (LAACE) and serves as its Executive Director.
Expertise and interests include school system leadership, curriculum development, standard-based instructional-practices, teaching and learning solutions, turnaround school strategies, professional development, data and assessments, English Language Learners strategies, bilingual education, school and program evaluations, and district based leadership programs, at-risk youth, parent engagement strategies, and high school conversion and recovery strategies. With expertise also in capital building programs, business administration, non-profit management, an inspirational and motivational speaker, cultural competencies and diversity, and leadership and government educational entitlement programs.
Additional skills in strategic orientation, management, supervision; with exceptional analytic ability to implement solutions. Considered articulate, inspirational, motivational, a quick study, and able teacher. Committed to a sets of core values in education, character development, interpersonal communication, religious and social issues.
Dr. Laboy has published numerous articles and trade publications: The Lawrence Educator, Quarterly News Magazine of Lawrence Public Schools (LPS). Authored and developed a series of Instructional and Curriculum Handbooks: LPS English Language Arts Scope and Sequence Grades K-12, LPS Mathematics Scope and Sequence Grades K-12 , Science Scope and Sequence Grades K-12, LPS Essential Learning Outcomes, LPS Writing System K-12, LPS Curriculum Accommodation Plan, LPS English Language Learners Implementation Guide, etc He has also co-authored and collaborated on numerous educational articles and research projects.
In 2004, he was selected SUPERintendent of the Year by the New England League of Middle Schools (NELMS); in 2005 The National Hispanic Educator of the Year Award by Latin Pride Magazine; in 2007 he was selected by T-H-E Journal (Technology Horizons in K-12 Education) as the Tech-Savvy Superintendent in America Award; and in 2008 he received the Effie H. Jones Humanitarian Award by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA). From 2001-2008 served on the national Superintendents Advisory Council of the College Board; from 2004-2007 he served as President of The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS), from 2004-2008 as an national executive council member of the Hispanic Leadership Council for Pearson Education Inc, a world-wide publishing company; and from 2007-2010 he served on Executive Board of The American Association School Administrators (AASA) the national organization of the School Superintendents in the USA.
Dr. Laboy holds a Bachelor of Theology (Th,B.) from Lebanon Theological Institute, a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Adelphi University, a Master of Arts (M.A.) from Western Michigan University, a Master of Education (M.Ed), from Bank Street Graduate College and a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) from NOVA/ Southeastern University. For the past forty –eight years, he has been married to Margarita, his high school sweetheart, who is a retired public school educator and administrator. They are the proud parents to two children and four grandchildren.