Kudos to Staff!



We're Proud of Our Conference Presenters

Tech Showcase The following staff members presented breakout sessions during this year’s MORIC Tech Showcase: Amanda Palmer, Dave Pellow, Ryan Mahoney, Chad Hatch, Dan Chmielewski, Heather Shaffer, Amy Konz, Dan Potter, Andrea Paoni, Tracy Sharlette, Nicole White, Sally Zielasko, Emily Blake, Stephanie Gillette, Valerie Draghi, Alana Boylan, Carl Manganaro, Kristina Donley, Andrea Stabak, Derek Lalonde and Chris Shaffer.

Alana Boylan, Chris Shaffer and Colleen Wuest also presented at the School Library System’s Leatherstocking Conference.

Plunkett Joins Missing Children's Group

Graphic Designer Gary Plunkett recently join Team HOPE, an arm of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Team HOPE is a group of volunteers from families that have had missing and exploited children, and they offer peer counseling and support to others in the same situation. Gary, a longtime participant in the NCMEC’s Ride for Missing Children, was invited because of his own family’s experience with child abduction and reunification, and his work last year supporting a friend trying to locate his three children.

More Shoutouts!

  • School Library System Director Sue Leblanc was recently elected to a two-year term as secretary of the New York State School Library System Association.
  • Staff Development Specialist Jody Popple led a two-day district-wide math training for a school in Louisiana this summer. Jody was invited to lead the training after a national education agency recommended her following her work developing the NYS Next Generation Math Standards and other national presentations she has given.
  • Pre-K teacher Robin Pierce started a new PLC for pre-k teachers in the region.
  • Early Childhood Director Colleen Wuest joined the new Early Learning Standards Statewide Group, part of the statewide Staff and Curriculum Development Network, to discuss next generation learning standards for early learners.
  • Planning and Grant Writing Specialist Lisa Seitz participated in a statewide workgroup to discuss a potential new Recovery Schools CoSer, including a needs assessment and logistical considerations.
  • Roy Coston, of the Print Shop, performed in the pit band of the Stockbridge Valley musical "Grease!"