Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network

The Regional Bilingual Education-Resource Network (RBE-RN) West is part of a statewide system of support funded by the NYSED, Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBE-WL).

Our goal is to enhance the knowledge and competencies of educators, parents and community members for promoting the academic excellence of English language learners (ELLs).

We provide technical assistance, professional development and resources to districts and schools in following service region:

  • Erie 1 BOCES;
  • Erie 2 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES;
  • Cattaraugus-Allegany-Wyoming-Erie BOCES;
  • Orleans-Niagara BOCES and;
  • The City of Buffalo.


Executive Director: Denise Gonez-Santos
Resource Specialists: Michael Duffy, Melissa Duquette, Travis Moore

Questions, Contact:
Dawn Novak, Senior Clerk Typist     Tel:  (716) 821-7531
dnovak@e1b.org                             Fax: (716) 821-7559

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Commissioner Elia hosted a public forum at Erie 1 BOCES to discuss the Draft ESSA Plan
Annual ELL Administrators Meeting

Tuesday, August 8th 2017 from 9a-12p OR Wednesday, August 23rd 2017 from 9a-12p at Erie1BOCES


This meeting is for all administrators of CR Part 154 and Title III programs in our service region.  We will again offer the same meeting twice to accommodate every administrator that wants to attend and receive information relevant to the education of ELLs in WNY schools.

Registration link for 8/8: Click here

Registration link for 8/23: Click Here