About Us

Administration

Dr. Nicole G. Eschler
Executive Director of Regional School Success
607-257-1551, ext. 1004
neschler@tstboces.org

Heidi Bock
Administrative Assistant
607-257-1551, ext. 1048
hbock@tstboces.org

Lisa Bishop Oltz
Administrative Assistant
607-257-1551, ext. 1017
lbishopoltz@tstboces.org

Mary Lou Szabol
Senior Account Clerk Typist
607-257-1551, ext. 1030
mszabol@tstboces.org

Cooperative Enrichment

Sunshine Miller
Coordinator of Cooperative Enrichment
607-257-1551, ext. 7201
smiller@tstboces.org

Sunny is responsible for supporting Exploratory Enrichment, Arts in Education, and Environmental Education. Exploratory Enrichment focuses on supporting school-day opportunities for students in the areas of multicultural education, diversity education, and problem-based/project-based learning. This program also supports the TST BOCES Creative Writing Contest and All-County/NYSSMA music initiatives. Arts in Education focuses on supporting school-day opportunities for students in the area of the fine and performing arts. Environmental Education focuses on supporting school-day opportunities for students in the areas of environmental appreciation and awareness, sustainability, and other environmental issues or problems.

Model Schools

Justin DiMatteo
Technology Integration Instructional Specialist
607-257-1551, ext. 1018
jdimatteo@tstboces.org
T: @justin_dimatteo

Justin works with administrators, teachers, and students to effectively integrate technology for the benefit of all learners.  Justin’s focus is on strengthening student learning by integrating technology with quality instruction. This occurs via ongoing professional learning and technical assistance that leads and supports districts in providing the best possible learning environment for every student.

Matt O’Donnell
Shared Technology Integration Instructional Specialist
607-257-1551, ext. 1064
modonnell@tstboces.org
T: @edtechmro

Matt’s goal is to help administrators, teachers, and students harness current educational technologies to make learning more engaging, accessible, collaborative, and efficient. Matt believes all students can become more empowered lifelong learners by practicing the responsible use of technology from a young age. These empowered learners will be the problem-solvers of the 21st century.

Paul Wiech
Technology Integration Instructional Specialist
607-257-1551, ext. 1012
pwiech@tstboces.org
T: @PaulWiech

Paul’s focus is on connecting teachers and students to technology tools that can help them become more engaged, collaborative and effective in their learning process. Paul’s goal is to assist teachers in helping students develop their 21st century skills in an individualized and relevant environment that truly creates college and career ready graduates.

Professional Development

Beth Dryer
Regional Coordinator of Curriculum and Professional Learning
607-257-1551, ext. 7202
bdryer@tstboces.org

Our Regional Coordinator of Curriculum and Professional Learning uses a wide range of student outcome data to coordinate regional curriculum and professional learning efforts. This work focuses on organizational change, participants’ use of new knowledge and skills, and student learning.

Teresa Heatherman
Instructional Specialist for Inclusive Education
607-257-1551, ext. 7204
theatherman@tstboces.org

Teresa is responsible for planning and implementing a customized, professional learning service for the BOCES and component school districts focused on inclusive educational practices. Teresa’s efforts are focused on helping teachers meet the needs of students with diverse needs including differentiation, co-teaching, and high leverage classroom practices.

Allison Peet
Mathematics Instructional Specialist
607-257-1551, ext. 1051
apeet@tstboces.org

Allison is responsible for planning and implementing a customized, professional development service for component school districts in the area of mathematics. Allison’s efforts are focused on the current transition to the Common Core Learning Standards, including curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

School Library System

Mary Kay Welgoss
Coordinator for School Library System
607-257-1555, ext. 7205
mwelgoss@tstboces.org

Mary Kay collaborates with the region’s school librarians to develop information literacy curricula, grow library collections and manage automation systems (Follett Destiny Union Catalog) located in each library. In addition, she works with technology staff both at BOCES and in the districts to ensure students, teachers, and parents are able to locate and access online databases, media, print, and non-print resources that support teaching and learning. She also provides professional development aligned to school library topics for teachers and librarians in our region.

Michelle Barr
Clerk for School Library System
607-257-1551, ext. 7209
mbarr@tstboces.org