Welcome to the Lackawanna Teacher Center!
Who We Are:
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.
Elaine Fredericks, Director
Bonnie Sawicki, Secretary
Hours of Operation:
When School is in Session - Starting Sept. 1
Open - Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday - 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Closed - Monday & Friday
Open - Tuesday & Wednesday - 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Location & Contact Info:
McKinley Administrative Building - Room 101
245 S. Shore Blvd., Lackawanna, NY 14218
Phone: (716) 821-5610, ext. 2301
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.
Susan Palumbo - Policy Board Chair Person
Michelle Knavel - Lackawanna High School
Steven Hebert - Lackawanna High School
Sara Zahn - Lackawanna Middle School
Omer Bitar - Lackawanna Middle School
Gregory Stachowski - Martin Road Elementary School
Maria Tiberio - Martin Road Elementary School
Lee Tojek - Martin Road Elementary School
Georgette Livziey - Truman Elementary School
Angela McCaffrey - Curriculum, Instruction & Staff Development
Judy Faircloth - Parent Community Outreach Coordinator
Michael Penz - Michael Penz Associates
Higher Education Representative:
Kristen Kurtzworth - Keen Ed.D. - Canisius College