Eastern Upstate Region

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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)



Regional Coordinators:


Regina Anderson, NBCT



Annette Romano, NBCT


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Co-Regional Coordinators

Regina Anderson achieved National Board Certification in Literacy:Reading-Language Arts in 2013. She brings over 27 years of teaching and instructional coaching experience to the NBCNY team. She currently teaches reading for grades 3-5 and provides district professional development and coaching K-12 at Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School in Cobleskill, NY. Born and raised in Upstate New York. She received her Elementary, Special Education and Literacy degrees from The College of Saint Rose and Sage Colleges. Regina facilitates cohort groups, writing institutes, Jump Start academies and teachers seeking National Board certification. Regina is passionate about ensuring that teachers are supported through coaching, reflection and collaboration.

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Annette Romano is the Co-Chair of NBNY and Co-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 and University at Albany School of Education's Dean's Leadership Council.

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Name of Cohort                               NBCT Facilitator             Email                                  TC/IHE/BOCES/District 

Adiriondack Regional NBC Cohort      Amanda Zullo          zulloamanda@gmail.com                 

Albany CSD Cohort                                Rita Floess                rfloess@gmail.com                            Albany CSD

                                                                  Jessica Short            jshort@albany.k12.ny.us

Catskill Regional NBC Cohort              Regina Anderson    andersonr.crcs23@gmail.com          Catskill Regional TC
Central NY                                               Maria Fenton           fentonmaria55@gmail.com             CNY Teacher Center

                                                                  Trish Barboni           tbarboni@solvayschools.org

Niskayuna NBC Cohort                         Annette Romano    aromano12@gmail.com                    Niskayuna CSD

North Country NBC Cohort                  Patty Parmelee       pjparmelee@gmail.com                    GCR Teacher Center

                                                                  Maureen Sara         msara@gfsd.org                       

Schenectady CSD NBC Cohort             David Bub               bub.david@gmail.com                       Schenectady Teacher 

                                                                  Meghan Libertucci meghanlibertucci@gmail.com 

Stillwater CSD NBC Cohort                  Amy Carpenter        amycarpenter@scsd.org                    Stillwater CSD
                                                                  Julia Chesney           jchesney@scsd.org

Syracuse CSD Teacher Center             Kathleen Kurgan     kkurga51@scsd.us                               Syracuse TC

                                                                 Laurie Holtsbery      LHoltsbery@scsd.us

                                                                 Teresa Saurota         sauro@yahoo.com

Utica NWP Cohort                                Danielle Brain          dbrain@uticaschools.org                   NWP

West Genesee NBC Cohort                 Kimberly  Smith       knsmith@westgenesee.org              West Genesee Syracuse                                                                                                                                                                        University Teaching Center

Check with facilitators to see if they provide graduate credit as part of a collaboration w/ NYSUT's ELT/Empire State College.