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.


  • Policy Board Meeting

    4:00 PM

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  • Policy Board Meeting

    4:00 PM

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  • Policy Board Meeting

    4:00 PM

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  • 12th Annual Transitions Conference

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  • LoHud Regional Meeting

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  • Policy Board Meeting

    4:00 PM

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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 on courses and workshops for teachers and SRP's:






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  • Professional development opportunities from LoHud Teacher Centers

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  • Applications for Fall 2020 Nyack Professional Academy Book Clubs and Courses are due April 15th, 2020.

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  • CTLE regulations







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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 845 353-7060 x1117 for access to the center outside of these hours.

NTC email:    ntc@nyackschools.org

NTC Director email:  mosullivan@nyackschools.org


Nyack Professional Academy Course/Book Club Proposals

If you are interested in teaching a course or book club through the Nyack Professional Academy, please download the application below and return it via email to mosullivan@nyackschools.org.     No course proposal will be accepted unless a detailed syllabus is included (sample syllabus format is below).


 NPA Book Club proposal for committee.doc  NPA sample syllabus.docx  Nyack Academy Course Proposal 2018.doc 

Lower Hudson Teacher Center Newtork Professional Development

 Technology professional development - Borrow the Nyack Teacher Center's SWIVL doc and Ipad!  The professional development possibilities are endless!  You can record a portion of your lesson to share with a colleague for feedback.  Engage in PD without ever leaving the classroom!   Register for a free workshop to learn how to use the SWIVL doc and camera.


SWIVL 2019-20.pdf 

2018-19 Nyack Teacher Center Policy Board

 2019-20  Policy Board

Linda Diaz

Kathleen Kennedy

Reba Hekker

Brigid McKenna

Marissa Rivera *Chairperson

Monica Schwartz

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

Anney Fimmano Parent Representative
Dr. Winsome Gregory Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, Nyack Public Schools


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

2019 11th Annual Transitions Conference

Our 11th annual transitions conference was held on March 28, 2019 at the HNA Palisades Conference Center.  Over 85 pre-school and kindergarten educators from all sectors of Rockland County enjoy our  "Back to Basics" them which included 10 workshops centered around the Nyack Basic's 5 Principles.  Our keynote, Basic's coordinator, Lynnette Marshall, did an excellent job sharing information about the five principles: 

1. Maximize love, manage stress

2.  Talk, sing and point

3.  Count, group and compare

4.  Explore through movement and play

5.  Read and Discuss stories

Michael Mark, a longtime supporter and President of the Nyack Board of Education, wrote a special song for the day, "Back to Basics."  It was energizing to see so many early childhood educators from the county coming together for a day of learning.  Some of our workshops included:

1.  Beats and Books:  Read, Sing and Play Your Way to Literacy

2.  Story Time Remix:  Linguistically Responsive Teaching for an Energized Environment

3.  Access and Equity

4.  Improved Learning Through Movement

5.  Creating an Inclusive Classroom

6.  Back to Basics:  The Next Level

7.  Maximize Love and Learning in a Cohesive Environment

8.  Cooperative Art

9.  Building Blocks of Numeracy

10.  Taking a Walk on the Wild Side:  Infusing Nature Based Learning into Your Classroom



Nyack's New Teacher Professional Development Program - Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 Schedules

Nyack Teacher Center, in collaboration with the Lower Hudson Teacher Center Network, is sponsoring a Poverty Simulation Experience on December 13, 2019 from 4:30 - 7:30.



For more in formation, click the link below:

 Poverty Simulation Dec 13.pdf