District Announcements

  • It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of our NEW Director of Technology & Innovation, Darleen Nicolosi...

    Please read the letter from our Superintendent, James Montesano, regarding this new position, created as part of the District's 5-Year Technology Plan and filled by Ms. Darleen Nicolosi.

    "Globalization and technology have changed the way we live and learn, and schools need to emphasize the knowledge and skills that are necessary for success in the 21st century."

    Communications
  • Welcome Back to School!

    Join us in partnership as we kick off a new school year and prepare all students to be "Future-Ready".  With a shared vision developed with YOU - our community -  we are focused on seven core competencies representing our Profile of a Nyack Graduate: Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Compassion, Cultural Competence, Content Mastery.

    "In our schools, we are committed to the belief that all students possess great natural abilities. At the most fundamental level, the focus on education has to be on creating conditions in which students will want and be able to learn.  When children are encouraged to be curious and explore, the learning process opens up to new possibilities."    - James Montesano, Superintendent of Schools

    Together, we are building bridges for today's students to cross into tomorrow's world with equity, innovation and optimism.

    Communications
  • ATHLETIC FIELD UPDATE: Please view the attached Q&A

    To keep our community informed regarding the status of our athletic fields, the District has put together an update with Q&A.  This  will also be posted via Peachjar for District families.

    Communications
  • The NEW 2017-18 District Calendar is now available on our website !

    The calendar is attached to this announcement for your convenience and can be found on the District's homepage under "About Us" in the navigation bar. 

    Please note that in the mailed version the following important documents will be included as inserts:

    -  Free & Reduced Lunch Application and packet (for eligible families)

    - Health Certificate Form and Medication Order Form (for submission to school nurses)

    - Media Release Form (for parents/guardians who DO NOT give permission for their child's photo to be posted for District use)

    - Household Contact Verification Form - NEW (for households who have not already updated their contact info for  the District database)

    A Welcome Letter from our Superintendent, "Communication Matters", and 2017-18 District Calendar Year-at-a-Glance are also included as inserts.

    All District families will be receiving a copy of this calendar in the mail in the week of August 14th.  Please call the Public Relations Office at 353-7013 if you have not received one by August 18th.

    Communications
  • It's mosquito & tick season! Please see the attached public service announcements on disease prevention, provided by Rockland Health Dept.

    Communications

Welcome to the Teacher Center

  The Nyack Teacher Center was founded on the following premises:

• the quality of teachers and teaching is paramount to the quality of education;
• professional growth is enhanced positively and constructively by an atmosphere in which the integrity of each teacher as an individual is valued;
• teachers wish to assume a larger responsibility for their own professional growth; and.
• a carefully developed staff development program can play a positive role in bringing about and maintaining excellence in teaching, and can maximize student learning.

The NTC is dedicated to responding to the professional and personal needs of its members. Understanding that adults have a wide range of individual needs, the Center offers resources and services across a broad spectrum, based on the expressed needs of staff. The Center also acts as a clearinghouse for disseminating information on educational research and pedagogy to staff members.

The NTC encourages and supports cooperative and collaborative efforts that enable teachers to assess their teaching role in relation to the changing society. It encourages tapping the rich supply of resources available in Rockland County to improve the quality of education for our students.

The NTC endeavors to encourage an atmosphere of intellectual excitement and to stimulate the staff to continuous learning by providing a place where growth and development can flourish in a non-judgmental atmosphere, through collegial interchange of ideas. Programs are designed to emphasize an active approach to learning, with special attention to maintaining an informal atmosphere and encouraging interaction among participants, in order to build self-confidence as well as knowledge.

Calendar

  • First Year New Teacher Workshop

    Using Assessment to Drive Instruction and Teacher as Facilitator

    Teacher Center
  • Administration Bldg - Board Room

    Policy Board Meeting

    Teacher Center
  • FIrst Year New Teacher Workshop

    Know your contract and benefits

    Teacher Center
  • Administration Building Board Room

    Policy Board Meeting

    Teacher Center
  • First Year New Teacher Workshop

    Professional Rights and Responsibilities

    Teacher Center
  • Administration Building Board Room

    Policy Board Meeting

    Teacher Center
  • First Year New Teacher Workshops

    GAFE Differentiation

    Teacher Center
  • First YEar New Teacher Workshops

    Building a Brain:  Designing a Classroom That Builds Executive Functions

    Teacher Center
  • Administration Building Board Room

    Policy Board Meeting

    Teacher Center
  • First Year New Teacher Workshops

    Collaboration and Communication

    Teacher Center
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Announcements

  • NTC Summer Course Brochure

    Nyack Teacher Center Approved Summer Course Offerings are Available!

    Teacher Center
  • CTLE regulations

    THERE HAVE BEEN MANY CHANGES IN STATE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS REGARDING LISENCES AND CTLE HOURS.  IT IS EACH TEACHER'S INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY TO KEEP ABREAST OF REQUIREMENTS AND TO MAINTAIN THEIR OWN RECORDS.  SEE THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION:

    http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/resteachers/Registration_CTLE_home.html

     

     

     

     

    Teacher Center
  • Nyack Teacher Center Projects Program and Standards Assessment Project recipient announced

    The Nyack Teacher Center Projects Program offers awards ranging from $50-$500 to help staff members meet their own professional goals by developing unique projects that enhance student learning and higher practice. The Standards and Assessments Projects: Supporting Best Practices offers awards ranging from $500-$2425 and encourage collaboration while addressing the Common Core Standards.  Awards support efforts in design  and implementation of innovative activities aimed at improving teaching and learning.

    Tracey Richmond and the third grade team at Valley Cottage Elementary submitted a proposal to purchase student licenses to a Common Core Standards-based technology support program.  The tool will allow teachers to better differentiate instruction that meets specific student needs.  In addition, students can use the resource from home to continue building their reading and math skills.   As part of receiving the projects award, participants will be responsible for tracking student data for the remained of this year and again in September to identify if the resource was successful in helping to combat summer learning loss.  They will also track the progress of the entire third grade for the 2017-18 year, reporting results to the Policy Board.  Congratulations to the teachers and we look forward to hearing about the progress of the students.

     

     

    Teacher Center
  • Winter 2017 Course offerings are here!

    Exciting new courses aligned with both Nyack District initiatives and results of teacher needs assessment surveys.  Be sure to read requirements for registration and intended audience before registering on My Learning Plan. 

    Teacher Center
  • Looking for CTLE hours?

    We are excited to be collaborating with the Tarrytown Learning Center to offer a variety of workshops for both teachers and teaching assistants.  These workshops are brought to you by the Tarrytown Regional Office of NYSUT and NYSUT Education and Learning Trust in collaboration with the Lower Hudson Network of Teacher Centers  Visit the link below for more information:

    https://tarrytownlearningcenter.com/2016-2017-tlc-seminars/ 

     

     

    Teacher Center
  • NTC Professional Library

    We have a wealth of resources in our library, located in the Teacher Center offices at the Administration building, that are available to be borrowed.  Visit the link below.  Type in the specific book, author, or subject you would like and then if you find what you are looking for all you have to do is check the box and click "request to borrow."  We will make arrangements to either have the book delivered to you via interoffice mail or you can stop by the office to pick it up.    We always welcome suggestions on titles to add to our library so please feel free to reach out to us with requests.

     

    www.nyackteachercenter.org

     

    Teacher Center

Nyack Teacher Center
13 A Dickinson Avenue, Nyack, NY 10960

Michelle O'Sullivan
Director
Nyack Teacher Center

(845) 353-7061
(845) 353-7019 (Fax) email: mosullivan@nyackschools.org

Tracey A. Cummings
Assistant Director
Nyack Teacher Center
(845) 353-7057
(845) 353-7019 (Fax) email: tcummings@nyackschools.org

Joanne DeGregory
Early Childhood Program Coordinator
Nyack Teacher Center
845-353 7057 (work)
845-216-1190 (cell) email: jdegregory@nyackschools.org

Hours of Operation:

 Tuesday-Thursday 11:00-3:00 pm

Please call for access to the center outside of these hours.

NTC email:    ntc@nyackschools.org

 

Nyack Professional Academy Fall 2017 Course Proposal

If you are interested in teaching a course through the Nyack Professional Academy, please download the application and return it via email no later than Friday, June 23rd, 2017.

 

Nyack Academy Course Proposal.doc 

Teacher Center PLC Book Club

Would you like to get together with a group of colleagues in your building and participate in a professional learning community book club?  This is a great opportunity to help cultivate your own professional development!  Applications must be emailed to Michelle O'Sullivan at the Teacher Center by September 22, 2017.

 Book Study PLC Proposal 2017-18.doc  

Guskey 5 levels-1.pdf  *needed to complete Book Club application

Policy Board & Staff

 

Linda Diaz

Kathleen Kennedy

Reba Hekker *Chairperson

Brigid McKenna

Marissa Rivera

Diana Frank

Aida Sanabria *Treasurer

Ana Vazquez

Andrea Pickford

Barbara Anderson *Vice Chairperson

Adam Beirlein

 

Nyack High School

Nyack High School

Nyack Middle School

Nyack Middle School

Nyack Middle School

Liberty Elementary School

Liberty Elementary School

Upper Nyack Elementary

Upper Nyack Elementary

Valley Cottage Elementary

Valley Cottage Elementary

 

Michael Mark

Board of Education

Dr. JoAnn Looney

Higher Education

Didier Dumas

Business representative

Rosemary King

Retired teacher

Anney Fimmano Parent Representative

Doreen Dillon

Dr. Winsome Gregory

Gina Cappiello

Teaching Assistant

Central Administration

Building Administration



IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR TEACHERS AND TEACHING ASSISTANTS

In light of the recent changes to licensing requirements, please be sure you keep paper copies of all  CTLE certificates you receive from workshops and courses you complete.  In addition, keep a list (date and times) of the professional development opportunities you participate in within Nyack district.  According to the state, teachers are teaching assistants are now responsible for maintaining their professional development hours log, including documentation.

Partnership with College of New Rochelle (CNR) for graduate degree at low cost!

Please find the TESOL program descriptions and course sequence via the links below. Thanks to a grant, those who enroll will pay less than $1,000 for the ENTIRE program.  This is a great opportunity open to all!  
 
TESOL Programs:
1. Master of Science in Education (M.S. Ed.) in TESOL, 36 credits
2. Advanced Certificate in TESOL for General Education Teachers, 15-18 credits
3. Advanced Certificate in TESOL for Special Education Teachers, 15-18 credits
For more information, directly contact:

Daniel E. Potocki
Director of Partnerships
Corporate Development 
College of New Rochelle
e.  dpotocki@cnr.edu
c.  914.620.2247
o.  914.654.5803
f.   914.654.5936