District Announcements

  • District Summer Programs, and Camp Nyack, are located in Liberty Elementary School this summer at the following list of dates and times:

    Summer STARS Reading Program - July 5-July 27 (Monday through Thursday), 9:00 am–11:00 am

    Summer ENL Program - July 7-July 31 (Monday through Thursday), 9:00 am–2:00 pm  

    Kindergarten Readiness - July 10-August 3 (Monday through Thursday), 9:00 am-1:15 pm,

    Special Education Extended School Year - July 3-August 11 (Monday through Friday), 8:45 am-1:15 pm

    Efficacy Academy - July 5-July 27 (Monday through Thursday), 9:00 am-11:00 am

    CONTACT: District Summer Principal, John Joyce, 353-7253


    Camp Nyack (run by Nyack Center) - June 26-August 11 (Monday through Friday), 8:00 am-3:30 pm 

    CONTACT:  Camp Director, Nicole Hines, 358-2600


  • Congratulations Class of 2017! May you persevere in your life's endeavors with equity, innovation and optimism!

  • FRIENDLY REMINDER: Nyack Schools are Going Green with increased electronic mailings and communications this summer...

    If you have not already done so, please fill out the attached form and return it to your school's main office by June 20th.  Thank you for your assistance in helping our district Go Green!

    The attached form is in English and Spanish.  It was also emailed to all families via Peachjar and will be back-packed from elementary schools one last time.

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

  • The 2017-18 School Calendar has been REVISED, as approved at the May 2, 2017 BOE Meeting

    The revisions include a one-day earlier  Start Date to school on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017; and different dates for Spring Recess beginning Friday, March 30 thru Friday, April 6, 2018.

    The revised version has been attached, below, and emailed to staff and families District-wide via Peachjar and Parent Portal accounts.  

    Thank you for your attention to this change.

  • Kindergarten Registration is now OPEN. Children who turn 5 years of age by December 1, 2017 are eligible to register.

    To find out how to register your incoming Kindergartner, please go to our District homepage at www.nyackschools.org; click on "Parent Resources" at the top of the page in the Navigation Bar; scroll down and click on "Registration".  Follow the directions for online registration.  Once you have registered online OR if you have any questions regarding the process, please contact the District's Registrar's Office at 353 - 7038 to make an appointment.  Thank you.

  • REMINDER Regarding the District's NEW Media Release Opt-Out Form and Protocol

    Parents and Guardians: the District has a NEW Media Release/Opt Out protocol that will go into effect this month, October, 2016.  All parents/guardians should have received the attached letter in their summer mailing  that  included  a September 26th deadline for any "Opt Outs".   Parents/guardians who do not wish their child's photograph to be featured on our new websites must have checked the appropriate boxes on this form and have sent it back to their child's school.  Please call the District's Office of Public Relations at (845) 353-7013 with any questions regarding this new protocol.  The Media Opt Out Form is one that can be filled out at any time but must be kept at the school building level for easy access by staff and to ensure that the protocol  is effectively followed. The District looks forward to celebrating daily accomplishments and sharing them via posts to our new District sites.


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.


  • 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
View Monthly Calendar


  • NTC Summer Course Brochure

    Nyack Teacher Center Approved Summer Course Offerings are Available!

    Teacher Center
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    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:




    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.




    Teacher Center

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

Michelle O'Sullivan
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
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.

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


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