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
(716) 821-7546

Resource Specialists:
Michael Duffy
(716) 821-7510

Melissa Duquette
(716) 821-7515

Travis Moore
(716) 821-7584

General Questions, Contact:
Dawn Novak, Senior Clerk Typist
Tel: (716) 821-7531
Fax: (716) 821-7559

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

NYSTESOL 47th Annual Conference

Empathy in Action: Social Pedagogy and Public Advocacy for English Language Learners

Friday, November 3 - Saturday November 4, 2017 at Hilton Long Island/Huntington in Melville, NY

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