Teacher Center

About Us:


  • Elaine Fredericks, Director

  • Bonnie Sawicki, Secretary

Hours of Operation:

  • When School is in Session - Starting August 30
    Open - Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday - 2:30-5:30 p.m. (When school is in session)

  • Closed - Monday & Friday

  • Summer Hours
    - Tuesday & Wednesday - 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

Location & Contact Info:

McKinley Administrative Building - Room 101

245 S. Shore Blvd., Lackawanna, NY 14218

Phone: (716) 821-5610, ext. 7507 or (716) 821-5610, ext. 7508
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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.

CTLE Provider
We are an approved CTLE (Continuing Teacher & Leader Education) provider pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. Any workshops that do not meet CTLE requirements will state
 for in-service credit only. 

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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.

Policy Board:

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.

Teacher Center Policy Board Meetings 2022-23


Teacher Representatives:

  • Omer Bitar - Policy Board Chair Person

  • Michelle Knavel - Lackawanna High School

  • Steven Hebert - Lackawanna High School

  • Sara Zahn - Lackawanna Middle School

  • Heather Roberts-Mahoney - 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

District Representatives:

  • Angela McCaffrey - Curriculum, Instruction & Staff Development

  • Judy Faircloth - Parent Community Outreach Coordinator

Business Representative:

  • Jay Knavel - Store Manager, Tops

Higher Education Representative:

  • Kristen Kurtzworth-Keen Ed.D. - Canisius College

Non-Public Representative:

  • TBA

Parent Representative:

  • Michelle Gable