Deborah McCoy Promoted to Assistant Vice President for Education

The Strong News Release
One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607 585-263-2700

August 28, 2015

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,

Kim Della Porta, 585-410-6325,

Deborah McCoy Promoted  
to Assistant Vice President for Education
at The Strong® Museum

The Strong museum is pleased to announce that Deborah McCoy has been promoted to assistant vice president for education. McCoy, who previously served as the museum's director of education, continues to oversee the museum’s education programs, including direction of The Strong’s Woodbury School, and leads professional development training in playful learning and the play-based Reggio Emilia approach for educators across the country.

Before joining The Strong, McCoy implemented the innovative Expeditionary Learning model as a founding teacher of the Genesee Charter School at the Rochester Museum and Science Center. McCoy holds a master’s degree in elementary education from the State University of New York at Geneseo. She lives in Webster.  

About The Strong

The Strong is the first collections-based museum in the world devoted solely to play. It is home to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, World Video Game Hall of Fame, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, Woodbury School, and the American Journal of Play and houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play. Known widely as the nation’s museum of play, The Strong blends the best features of both history museums (extensive collections) and children’s museums (high interactivity) to explore the ways in which play encourages learning, creativity, and discovery and illuminates cultural history.