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aspath@cnyric.org
315-433-8332
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rleo@cnyric.org
315-433-2637
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  Laurel Chiesa
Coordinator of Instructional Technology
315.692.1290
lchiesa@cnyric.org

Responsibilities: Laurel provides leadership in implementing a school district's vision for utilizing technology to enhance and support K-12 instruction.  She works closely with district administrators to build effective integration strategies that support the district curricula.  Laurel also works with teachers, departments, grade levels, and faculties to enhance traditional lessons and teaching methods with technology to meet 21st century learning outcomes.



  Jason Clark
Instructional Technology Integration Specialist
315.431.8412
jlclark@cnyric.org

Responsibilities: Jason is responsible for assisting teachers and administrators in the region with instructional technology integration to improve and transform classroom instruction.  He conducts professional development workshops and oversees various ITD applications.



  Michael Dingman
Instructional Technology Integration Specialist
mdingman@cnyric.org

Responsibilities: Mike is responsible for assisting teachers and administrators in the region with instructional technology integration to improve and transform classroom instruction.  He conducts professional development workshops and oversees various ITD applications.



  Teresa Fragola
Administrative Support
315.433.8360
tfragola@cnyric.org

Responsibilities: Teresa manages all of the important administrative functions for the ITD team including purchasing, conference requests, travel, district meetings, budget reports, and more.



  Chris Kaleta
Library Media Specialist
315.431.8554
ckaleta@ocmboces.org

Responsibilities: Chris oversees the reacquisition of Media Library video programs, streaming services, and hardcopy resources.  He trains client faculty to improve their ability to search and locate relevant curriculum materials for their use in the classroom. Chris also advises faculty on Copyright regulations and Fair Use.



  Danica Kaltaler
Public Information Specialist
315.433.8379
dkaltaler@cnyric.org

Responsibilities: Danica works with school administrators to enhance district communications for web, print, e-news, and social media.  She also provides PR and marketing resources for the CNYRIC.



  Laurie LeFever
Instructional Technology Integration Specialist
315.431.8447
llefever@cnyric.org

Responsibilities: Laurie is responsible for assisting teachers and administrators in the region with instructional technology integration to improve and transform classroom instruction.  She conducts professional development workshops and oversees various ITD applications.



  Nick Lefort
Instructional Technology Integration Specialist
315.431.8420
nlefort@cnyric.org

Responsibilities: Nick is responsible for assisting teachers and administrators in the region with instructional technology integration to improve and transform classroom instruction.  He conducts professional development workshops and oversees various ITD applications.



 

Robert Leo
Model Schools Coordinator
315.433.2637
rleo@cnyric.org

Responsibilities:  Rob is responsible for coordination of the Model Schools program for the 23 districts in the OCM region.  He serves on the statewide Model Schools committee acting as our liaison to bring back the latest information on instructional technologies.  Rob also coordinates our TALKS series and all professional development activities within the ITD department.



  Zachary Lind
Instructional Technology Integration Specialist
zlind@cnyric.org

Responsibilities: Zach is responsible for assisting teachers and administrators in the region with instructional technology integration to improve and transform classroom instruction.  He conducts professional development workshops and oversees various ITD applications.



  Nancy Schmidt 
Systems Consultant
315.433.8358
nschmidt@cnyric.org

Responsibilities: Nancy's primary focus is on supporting literacy initiatives with research-based tools like Fast ForWord and Read 180.  She also provides technology training for districts on a variety of topics, and is a nationally certified curriculum mapping trainer.



    Josh Seitz
Webmaster
315.431.8483
jseitz@ocmboces.org

Responsibilities: Josh is the web master for the CNYRIC and OCM BOCES.  He develops, maintains, and supports most web-related activities within our organization.  Josh also coordinates the Web Design service for the ITD program, which reaches out to 20+ school districts in our region.



 

Eric Smith
Film Inspector
315.431.8573
esmith@ocmboces.org

Responsibilities: Eric is responsible for video duplication, off-air public broadcast taping requests and video streaming. Additional responsibilities include VHS/DVD repair and media booking.




 

Amy Spath
Coordinator of E-Learning and Special Projects
315.433.8332
aspath@cnyric.org

Responsibilities: Amy supervises the mediaCONNECT service and is responsible for assisting districts with all e-learning initiatives, including virtual field trips, point-to-point video conferencing, and the Ensemble Video service, all with the hope of helping students make global connections.  She also coordinates our American Sign Language Program which provides ASL I, II, and III via distance learning for students across New York State.




   

Lee Sweet
Library Clerk/Media Scheduler, mediaCONNECT
315.433.2647 or 1.800.708.6727
lsweet@ocmboces.org

Responsibilities: Lee is responsible for booking and account management for the mediaCONNECT service. She generates reports and statistics, adds all new items to the media collection, and assists the Library Media Specialist with annotations, editing, and new acquisitions.

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