Eastern Upstate Region
The Eastern Upstate Region encompasses 23 counties. Our goals are to triple the number of teachers pursuing the new National Board Certification process and to double the number of NBCTs in formal teacher leader roles. We collaborate with NYSUT, NYSED, Teacher Centers, BOCES, and districts to continue to spread the benefits of National Board Certification. We offer many cohort groups facilitated by trained Professional Learning Facilitators. If anyone is still interested, we invite new candidates to contact us. We continue provide support for district leadership teams through the Teacher Leader Project which began in the spring 2016! Dr. Jill Harrison Berg in this photo--recently published a fabulous resource-Leading In Sync (ASCD, 2018)
Annette Romano is the Director of NBNY and Regional Coordinator of Eastern Upstate. She collaborates with Teacher Centers, school districts, higher education, New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), and the State Education Department to increase awareness about National Board Certification, provide candidate support, and promote NBC as part of the teacher-leader continuum. She recently retired from the the Niskayuna CSD, where she has taught for over 30 years. Annette continues to be a professional development specialist in Nisky and the NBCNY. She became a Nationally Board Certified Teacher in 2001 and established NBCNY in 2007. She has expertise in National Board Certification, NYSED Student Standards, Teacher Leadership, edTPA, and Teacher Evaluation. In 2010, she received the Bertha Brimmer Medal from the University at Albany Alumni Association and in 2013, she receive an Excellence in Education Award from NYSUT. Annette has served as a member of the NYSED PSPB, NBPTS Faculty, Teacher Leader Network, and continues as a board member of Nick's Fight to be Healed supporting families affected by pediatric cancer.
Annette Romano, NBCT
800 Troy-Schenectady Rd
Latham NY 12110
Support Near You!
Name of Cohort Facilitator Email TC/IHE/BOCES/District
Adiriondack Regional NBC Cohort Amanda Zullo North Country TC
Albany CSD Cohort Rita Floess Albany CSD
Central NY Maria Fenton CNY Teacher Center
Niskayuna NBC Cohort Annette Romano Niskayuna CSD
North Country NBC Cohort Patty Parmelee GCR Teacher Center
Schnectady CSD NBC Cohort Amber Baldwin Schenectady Teacher
Stillwater CSD NBC Cohort Amy Carpenter Stillwater CSD
Syracuse CSD Teacher Center Kathleen Kurgan Syracuse TC
Utica NWP Cohort Danielle Brain NWP
West Genessee Kimberly Smith West Genessee TC
Most facilitators are approved to provide graduate credit as part of a collaboration w/ ELT/Empire State College and NBCNY.