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Accessible, engaging, and relevant professional development and support.

Founded by a brother and sister team, CCS understands and uses the power of relationships to build teacher capacity and model teaching and learning.



Izzy Galante & Dr. Nicole Galante

Izzy Galante, co-founder of CCS, has 26 years of experience as a classroom inclusion teacher, instructional coach, and district curriculum and assessment specialist. A National Board Certified mathematics teacher, Izzy holds a national training certificate from the College Board and served on writing and delivery teams such as the MSPD, Math Science Professional Development, through the University of Central Florida, Broward County’s “GAP” academy, and Differentiated Teaching Training along with Insight Education Group’s online lesson planning tool, MyCore. This experience along with Izzy’s passion for developing discovery-based learning helped solidify his expertise in planning and delivery of rigorous instructions and lead to the creation of the Shared Space Teaching process.

Dr. Nicole Galante, co-founder of CCS, is the Associate Director of the English Teacher Education Program at Stony Brook University, and specializes in preservice English teacher education, critical pedagogy, new media, and democracy through language. From 2008-2013, she worked as an Associate Editor of English Journal, published by the National Council of Teachers of English for secondary English teachers, and before that was a classroom English teacher for seven years on Long Island. She has had scholarship published by the National Council of Teachers of English as well as the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. She holds New York State Permanent Certification in English, grades 7-12, and remains active in education networks by presenting at local and national conferences about educational research, theory and best practices-including the annual conventions of the National Council of Teachers of English and the Conference on College Composition and Communication--as well as internationally, having presented on (American) secondary education at international conferences as well.

 Consultants, Trainers & Speakers

Sarah Grabow
Literacy & Technology Specialist

Jullie Gerver
STEM & Literacy Specialist

Kathleen Flynn
Literacy & Technology Specialist

Mary Ellen Tyrell
STEM Specialist & Instructional Lead


Megan Hartman
Literacy & Technology Specialist

The Growth Coach Group
Director: Andy Dousis


Gina Filazzola
Literacy & Technology Specialist

Kelly Buonaspina
Literacy & Technology Specialist

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We are always in search of like-mined professionals who desire to influence and help support teacher planning and delivery. 

Instructional Coach

CCS' Instructional Coaches are flexible and responsive supports for partner schools.  Our coaches are independent consultants who believe in the SharedSpace process.  After one year of partnership with CCS, Consultants are offered percentage-based sales opportunities to increase their earnings.



  • 5+ years of classroom experience
  • Adult/Teacher training experience
  • Evidence of content specialties
  • Flexible schedules

Institute Trainers & Speakers

CCS' SharedSpace Institutes run year round ranging from 4-day consecutive workshops to 4-part interval series, to 1-day presentations, and year long, school based micro-workshop series. 



  • 5+ years of classroom experience
  • Adult/Teacher training experience
  • Flexible schedules


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