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Long Island Region

The Long Island Region encompasses only 2 counties, but 125 school districts.  Our goals are to increase the number of teachers pursuing the National Board Certification process and to grow the number of NBCTs in formal teacher leader roles that are formal, funded, and valued. We collaborate with NYSUT, NYSED, Teacher Centers, and districts to continue to spread the benefits of National Board Certification.  We have several ambassadors in both counties on Long Island who can present awareness sessions to school boards, administrators, and teachers who are interested in learning more about the National Board Certification Process.  We are also excited to have several Professional Learning Facilitators serving as adjunct professors through SUNY Empire and the NYSUT ELT who are able to offer graduate courses to those who pursue National Board Certification.

Regional Coordinators


Sarah Duke has been teaching in New York since 1997, was certified in Orff-Schulwerk Levels 1-3 in 2004, and achieved National Board Certification in Music Early/Middle Childhood in 2011.  She currently teaches elementary general and choral music to students in kindergarten through sixth grade at Shelter Rock Elementary School in Manhasset. She facilitates cohorts for teachers seeking National Board Certification in Great Neck and Manhasset. Sarah has presented at National Board Writing Institutes on Long Island, delivered professional development based on the National Board Body of Knowledge in both the Hudson Valley Region and on Long Island, and participated in teams that trained NBCTs to become Professional Learning Facilitators in Buffalo and on Long Island.  She also serves on the Policy Board of Manhasset’s Teacher Resource Center, working with colleagues throughout the community to provide engaging, meaningful, and authentic professional development to district staff.

Kristine Eberhart achieved National Board Certification as an Early Childhood Generalist in 2013. She received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from SUNY Potsdam in 2000. In addition, she has a master's degree in Special Education and Educational Technology and a certification in Teaching Inclusion Classrooms.   Kristine has been a teacher in her hometown of East Hampton for 23 years, teaching at the kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd-grade levels. She currently teaches 2nd grade at John M. Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton. Kristine actively participates in her community and supports teaching children about the rich history within it.  Kristine is passionate about National Board and the high professional development it provides teachers. She supports teachers through facilitating cohort groups and Jump Start academies in collaboration with Peconic Teacher Center as well as planning and presenting Long Island writing institutes with Sarah Duke and  NYSUT. Kristine has also aided in planning the NBCTNY Summit.  Kristine also proudly sits on the NBCNY Advisory Council.


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Regional Coordinators: 


Sarah Duke, NBCT

Shelter Rock Elementary

27A Shelter Rock Road

Manhasset, NY 11030

Kristine Eberhart, NBCT

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NBCT Facilitator        Email                                                     NYS Teacher Center or District 

Christy Rochford                                    Bellmore-Merrick Teacher Center


Lauren Neusy                                                               Brentwood Teacher Center

Kristy Eberhart                                                   East Hampton Peconic Teacher Center

Gail Beyrer                                                                              East Rockaway/  Nassau TRACT


Gigi Marasco                                                                    Great Neck Teacher Center 


Elissa Reichstein                                                          Half Hollow Hills MESTRACT

 Kathleen Auer                                                       Levittown TC

Carole Going             

Amanda Abbott                                                  Long Beach School District

Sarah Duke                                                                   Manhasset Teacher Center

Gigi Marasco                                                                    

Jen Wolfe                                                                   Oceanside Teacher Center

Chris Fusaro                                                                                Plainedge CSD Teacher Center

Jennifer Seaman                                    Plainedge CSD

Christina Dierlam                                                                Sewanhaka Teacher Center

Amanda Abbot                                                                     Sewanhaka Teacher Center

Lillian Bilello                                                                         William Floyd Teacher Center

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