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 Workshops

    Critical Thinking, Creativity, and Student Choice

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  • Administration Building Board Room

    Policy Board

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  • Off site - Locatoin TBD

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  • Administration Building Board Room

    First Year New Teacher Workshop

    Looking Forward, Looking Back

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  • Looking for CTLE hours?

    Nyack Teacher Center is 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:




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  • NTC Summer Course Brochure

    Nyack Teacher Center Approved Summer Course Offerings are Available!

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  • CTLE regulations







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  • 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.



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  • 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. 

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  • 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.




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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
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 Course Proposal

If you are interested in teaching a course through the Nyack Professional Academy, please download the application and return it via email to mosullivan@nyackschools.org.


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 mosullivan@nyackschools.org

 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.   According to the state, teachers are teaching assistants are now responsible for maintaining their professional development hours log, including documentation.  For more information, please click the following link:  CTLE requirements2017.pdf 

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