Lackawanna Teacher Center
The Lackawanna Teacher Center is one of over 130 Teacher Centers across New York State funded through a legislative grant under the auspices of the State Education Department. New York State Teacher Centers represent the largest professional learning community in New York State. Teacher Centers work with more than 685 public school districts and more than 1,000 non-public and charter schools.
New York State Teacher Centers deliver professional development to support quality teaching for more than 300,000 educators in their communities.
The Lackawanna Teacher Resource and Training Program is operated by a policy board headed by a chairperson. By law it must be made up of a majority of elementary and secondary teachers representative of teachers served by the center, The policy board is the heart of the center. This group communicates often with its constituents.
Maria Tiberio- Policy Board Chair Person
Michelle Knavel- Lackawanna High School
Sara Zahn - Lackawanna Middle School
Michele Maser - Lackawanna High School
Darrell Skelton- Lackawanna Middle School
Gregory Stachowski - Martin Rd. Elementary School
Lee Tojek- Martin Rd. Elementary School
Georgette Livziey- Truman Elementary School
Susan Palumbo- Librarian-Technology Liaison
Debbie Biastre - Curriculum, Instruction & Staff Development
Judy Faircloth - Parent, Family Community Outreach Coordinator
Janis Evanisko - JR's Accounting & Tax Service
Higher Education Representative:
Kristen Kurtzworth - Keen Ed.D- Canisius College
Carolyn Kraus - Principal OLV
Elaine Fredericks, Director
Bonnie Sawicki, Secretary
Hours of Operation:
When School is in Session - Starting Sept. 1
Open - Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Closed - Monday and Friday
Open - Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m. until Noon
Lackawanna Middle School - Room 101A 550 Martin Road, Lackawanna, NY 14218 Phone: (716) 827-6740 ext. 2101
Learning, Teaching, Collaborating:
The Mission of the Lackawanna Teacher Resource and Training Program is to establish a viable professional growth center where training, research, and development can occur for individuals and groups by extending the district's current commitment to staff development.