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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

Claribel Gonzalez
 (716) 821-7570

Travis Moore
(716) 821-7584

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

Join our ESL Focus Group E-mail List Serv

Fill out the form below if you are a teacher and wish to join our ESL Focus Group E-mail List Serv.  Stay updated with updates from NYSED OBE-WL, upcoming professional development opportunities, and other important information related to ENL/Bilingual Education.  For our administrator's list serv, please email Dawn Novak at

Please provide your school district, university, or professional work e-mail address.


**You must belong to a school district, university, charter, private or parochial school.**


NYSABE 41st Annual Conference

Uncovering the Talents of Multilingual Learners from Early Childhood through High School and Beyond

Thursday March 15 - Saturday March 17, 2018 at Hilton Long Island/Huntington in Melville, NY

Join NYSABE for three exciting days of collaboration and professional development that will focus on providing meaningful resources and inspiring direction for educators, researchers, parents, students, and other stakeholders.  A broad range of innovative topics, ideas, and strategies for learners, families, and educators will be presented.

Save the Date Flyer: NYSABE.pdf
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