Terry N. Tchaconas, Ed.D.

Terry N. Tchaconas, Ed.D.

Associate Professor

Child Study LI


SJC Long Island

  • 631.687.1216
  • O'Connor Hall, E307


M.S., Literature and Communication, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1985

Ed.D., Languages, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1983

M.S., Administration and Supervision in Education, Pace University, 1980

M.A., Teaching of Reading, City College of New York, 1977

M.A., Political Science, City College of New York, 1973

B.A., Psychology, City College of New York, 1969


Elementary school teacher, assistant principal, New York City Schools

Principal, Bay Shore UFSD, Huntington UFSD, Roosevelt Children's Academy Charter School

Scholarly & Professional Interests

Teaching of reading and English as a second language. 

Select Publications

Tchaconas, T. (1985) Oral Reading Strategies in Greek and English of Second Grade Children and Their Relationships to Field Dependence and Field Independence, Columbia University Press (Dissertation).

Tchaconas, T. (1986) Reading and Cognitive Styles of Greek Bilingual Children, Journal of the New New York State Association of Bilingual Education, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Spring 1986).

Tchaconas, T. (1987) Cognitive Style and the Reading Process in Greek-English Bilinguals, Chapter in Spiros Orfanos, Harry Psomiades and John Spiridakis (Eds.) Education and Greek Americans (Pella Publishing).

Tchaconas, T. (1988) Oral Reading and Cognitive Styles of Greek Bilingual Children (ERIC Clearinghouse – ED 295497).

Tchaconas, T. (1990) Use of Miscue Analysis in Determining Oral Reading Strategies of Selected Bilingual Children. Chapter in Barry Persky and Leonard Holubchick (Eds). Early Childhood Education (University Press of America).

Tchaconas, T. (1999 – in collaboration with colleagues). Huntington Union Free School District English Language Arts Program K-6 Instructional Guidelines.

Tchaconas, T. (2011) History of the Early Charter School Movement in New York, Chapter in Mary Bounds’ book of the same title.


Esse non videri — "To be, not to seem."
— St. Joseph's College motto