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RVC Teacher Center

RVC Teacher Center

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RVCTC Mission Statement:

The mission of the Rockville Centre Teacher Center is to encourage a community of lifelong learners while promoting the growth and self-esteem of educators through professional development with an emphasis on identifying the needs of the entire school community and providing the necessary resources to address those needs.


Director: Keith Eckert

Secretary: Erika Kallman

  • Administration: 
    Keith Eckert, Director 

    Erika Kallman, Secretary


    Policy Board Representatives

    Mara Gursky  Covert
    Jennifer Tramantano  Covert
    Amy Rose  Wilson
    Elizabeth Brooks  Riverside
    Andrea Grubb  Watson
    Colleen Powers  Hewitt
    Jacquelyn Azueta  Hewitt
    Wendy Hoffman  St. Agnes
    Dr. Madeline Craig  Molloy College
    Chris D'Ambrosio  South Side High School
    Robert Baulch  South Side Middle School 
    Amy Curley  South Side Middle School 
    Jonathan Wiesenberg  South Side Middle School 
    Kara Spinelli  Parent Representative
    Dr. Nicole Moriarty  Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum




  • All Policy Board meetings are open to the public.

    • Thursday, October 5, 2023
    • Thursday, November 30, 2023
    • Thursday, February 1, 2024
    • Thursday, April 4, 2024
    • Thursday, June 6, 2024
  • Professional development in the form of a Collegial Circle provides a group of educators (usually 3 - 8) with an opportunity to collaborate with a central focus on developing or enhancing their professional practice. The expectation is that this group of learners will post their outcomes/findings as a district resource for all to benefit from.

    This meaningful learning process stems from authentic classroom/school experiences. The collaborative construct provides a learning environment that is flexible to the needs of the participants throughout the process as they work towards a common goal.

    All staff are encouraged to view our database to access and utilize resources created from previously completed Collegial Circles.​​​​​​​

    Use the links below to carry out your Collegial Circle.

    Please reach out to Teacher Center Director, Keith Eckert, with any questions you may have: 

  • Rockville Centre Teacher Center

    Located at Riverside School
    110 Riverside Dr
    Rockville Centre, New York 11570


    From the Southern State Parkway:

    1. Southern State Parkway to Exit 19S.
    2. Go south on Peninsula Blvd for 2.6 miles and make a left (south) onto Ocean Ave.
    3. In .7 miles turn left (east) onto S. Park Ave.
    4. In .4 miles turn right onto Hendrickson Ave.
    5. At next intersection turn right onto Shellbank Pl.
    6. At the next intersection turn right onto Riverside Dr.


    From Sunrise Highway:

    1. Turn south onto South Village Ave.
    2. In 0.4 mile turn left (south) onto Hendrickson Ave.
    3. At next intersection turn right onto Shellbank Pl.
    4. At the next intersection turn right onto Riverside Dr. 
  • The Evaluation Strategy Committee, on behalf of New York State's Teacher Resource and Computer Training Centers, has developed standards that guide the work of the Teacher Centers. Below is an introduction to these standards that explains the use of Teacher Centers and their relationship within the educational system.

    New York State Teacher Resource and Computer Training Centers support New York State's efforts to encourage higher learning standards. The over 100 centers, networked across the State, are uniquely positioned to initiate and sustain professional inquiry. Through their mission, governance and personnel, the Centers contribute to the learning of teachers and other educators. Teacher Centers are governed by Policy Boards composed of teachers, administrators, representatives of post-secondary education, business, cultural, community organizations, and parents. The Centers are linked by seven regional networks that provide teachers and school districts the opportunities to share resources, plan collaboratively, and respond to regional as well as individual needs and initiatives.

    Since their beginning as a State program in 1984, the Teacher Centers have become a vital and essential institution for teacher growth. Through their collaborations with one another and other educational and community organizations, the Centers have provided sustained, immediate, cost-effective, and efficient professional development for educators. Because organizations grow and prosper by learning from their own work, the New York State Teacher Centers have undertaken the responsibility of setting the standards for professional development practice.