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About PPD

Programs & Professional Development provides professional development opportunities to administrators and teachers within the region. As a department, we try to keep abreast of the newest educational information and pass that knowledge on to our clients. We act as a liaison between the New York State Department of Education and local school districts. 

Our services include workshops, trainings such as DASA and school violence prevention, fire/bus safety demonstrations, MakerSpaces and more.  We are also the regional coordinator for the Odyssey of the Mind program and are the home of the School Library System.

Our department is staffed by professionals who are well trained and versatile in all areas of current educational need and educational trends. We are highly qualified to provide training in a variety of subjects and initiatives.

For further information, contact Lynn Gaffney, Director of Programs & Professional Development

(315) 779-7043 or (800) 356-4356

lgaffney@boces.com

Meet the Team!

The Programs and Professional Development Department offers a wide array of professional growth opportunities that can be customized to match district needs. As experienced instructional coaches, building principals, assistant superintendents, superintendents, and teachers we have the lens to meld evidence-based pedagogy with current educational initiatives.

Lynn Gaffney

Lynn Gaffney, Director

p: 315-779-7043  e: lgaffney@boces.com

  • Lead Evaluator
  • APPR
  • Science of Learning
  • Mentoring 
  • Literacy 

Julie White

Julie White, Supervisor

p: 315-779-7070  e: jwhite@boces.com

  • K-12 Math, ELA, Sciences, ELL/ESL, World Language, Instructional Coaches
  • K-12 Instructional Support/Coaching/Mentoring
  • Regional Virtual Summer School
  • Remote/Virtual Learning
  • Seal of Biliteracy  

Marilyn Trainor

Marilyn Trainor, Ed. D, Supervisor

p: 315-779-7026   e: mtrainor@boces.com

  • K-12 Social Studies
  • PK-3 Early Learning
  • Civic Readiness
  • Lead Evaluator
  • ESSA/Title I

cheryl steckly

Cheryl Steckly, Instructional Support Specialist

p: 315-779-7048   e: cstekly@boces.com

  • Leadership Development
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
  • School Counselors K-8
  • Evaluation Support
  • Odyssey of the Mind: Region 9
  • Regional Scoring

Jamie Moesel

Jamie Moesel, Instructional Support Specialist

p: 315-755-6382  e: jmoesel@boces.com

  • Leadership Development
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
  • Special Education
  • Odyssey of the Mind: Region 9

Tim Davey

Tim Davey, Instructional Technology Support

p: 315-779-7044   e: tdavey@boces.com

  • Technology Support for Curriculum & Instruction 
  • Canvas Learning Management System
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Certification Training
  • School Violence & Prevention (SAVE) Certification Training
  • Edmentum Plato and Courseware

Kris Biazzo

Kris Biazzo, Distance Learning Coordinator

p: 315-779-7005   e: kbiazzo@boces.com

  • Instructional Technology Support
  • Connected Learning/Virtual Field Trips
  • Character Education and School Safety Training
  • Canvas Learning Management System
  • Edmentum Plato and Courseware

Meghan Gartland

Meghan Gartland, School Library System Coordinator

p: 315-779-7288    e: mgartland@boces.com

  • Librarian Orientation and Mentoring
  • School Library Print and Online Resources
  • eBooks: Rosen, Gale, Sora, etc. 
  • Empire State Information Fluency Continuum 
  • School Library Program Rubric

Angela Bartelotte

Angela Bartelotte, Administrative Assistant

p: 315-779-7352     e: abartelo@boces.com

  • School Library System
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Professional Library
  • Online Resources
  • Management System & Directories

Miranda Fuller

Miranda Fuller, Administrative Assistant

p: 315-779-7041     e: mfuller@boces.com

  • Programs & Professional Development
  • Professional Growth (formerly MyLearningPlan)
  • General Workshops Registrar 
  • Regional Scoring

Colene Acevedo

Colene Acevedo, Administrative Assistant

p: 315-779-7040    e: cacevedo@boces.com

  • Programs & Professional Development
  • Odyssey of the Mind: Region 9
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Registrations
  • School Violence and Prevention (SAVE) Registrations
  • Substitute Teacher and TA Workshop Registrations