Literacy Specialists will provide training and technical assistance related to understanding and acquisition of literacy skills within multi-tiered systems of support.
Todd Galarneau has been with the the CRPC since January 2017. Before that, Todd was the CDOS Curriculum Specialist for Jefferson-Lewis BOCES. Todd's background in education began in 2007, when he accepted a 4th grade teaching position in the South Lewis Central School District. In 2010, Todd transferred to teach 6th grade English and social studies also in the South Lewis District. Todd attended Niagara University for his M.S.Ed. in Educational Leadership. and is certified as a School District and Building Leader. Todd's first Master's Degree is from SUNY Potsdam, where he was certified by New York as a Literacy Specialist B-6 and 5-12. Todd began his higher educational studies at SUNY Potsdam, majoring in Childhood Education and English. After completing his Bachelor of Arts degree, Todd was certified in B-2 and 1-6.
Kelly Rowland joined the CRPC in July 2021. Previously, she held the position of Coordinator of Special Education for Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES Career and Technical Education and Alternative Education programs. Prior to pursuing administration, she was tenured as a special education teacher, receiving master teacher status for New Hartford Central School District, New Hartford, NY.
Kelly began her teaching career as a pre-kindergarten teacher at Rutland County Head Start, Rutland, VT. She then moved on to teach at the Bridgewater Village School, Bridgewater, VT and Ilion Central Schools, Ilion, NY. She is an experienced educator teaching students across grade levels at the kindergarten, first, and fourth grade levels as well as middle and high school. In those roles she has taught various disciplines including, reading, English Language Arts, resource room, co-integrated, and self-contained special education classes. In addition to teaching, she has served on advisory committees for curriculum, instruction, policy, school safety, as well as serving on her home district school board as Board President from 2016-2019.
Born and raised in Ilion, NY, Kelly, attended Ilion Jr. Sr. High School, earned her B.A from SUNY Potsdam in Elementary Education and Writing/English. She holds a Master's of Education degree in Literacy B-12 from Castleton State College, Castleton, VT.
Kelly’s experiences and knowledge allows her to specialize in the areas of: curriculum, instruction, special education, and literacy. She completed the Leadership Academy at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, MA in 2019 and has obtained her School Building and District Leader certifications.