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.
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.
Support Near You!
NBCT Facilitator Email NYS Teacher Center or District
Jen Wolfe Oceanside Teacher Center
Gigi Marasco Manhasset Teacher Center
Gigi Marasco Great Neck Teacher Center
Christy Rochford Bellmore-Merrick Teacher Center
Amanda Abbott Long Beach School District
Christina Dierlam Sewanhaka Teacher Center
Elissa Reichstein Half Hollow Hills MESTRACT
Lillian Bilello William Floyd Teacher Center
Amanda Abbot Sewanhaka Teacher Center
Chris Fusaro Plainedge CSD
Jennifer Seaman Plainedge CSD
Kristy Eberhart East Hampton Peconic Teacher Center
Sarah Duke Brentwood CSD
Mark your Calendars!
JumpStart for Candidates at Nassau BOCES (registration info will be forthcoming)
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 FOUNDATIONS 1
Wednesday, January 8, Component 2
Tuesday, January 21, Component 3
Wednesday, January 22, Component 4
Tuesday, February 4 Component 1
Wednesday, February 5, Foundations 2
Long Island Writing Institute (date/location TBD)
NBCNY Summit (dates/location TBD)