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CNYRIC Administration
 
Pamela Mazzaferro
Director

pmazzaferro@cnyric.org
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5-431-8426


Rick Dillon
Assist
ant Director
rdillon@cnyric.org
315-433-8337


Rick Dillon has dedicated his career to the CNYRIC, serving in a variety of roles over the course of nearly 35 years. Since 2005, Dillon has provided organizational leadership as assistant director, where he is responsible for the operations and technical support of the CNYRIC. Dillon oversees the success of the following divisions: AV/Computer Repair, Disaster Recovery, E-Rate, Food Service, Managed Technical Services, Network/Phone Communications, Printing, and Technical Support. Contact Dillon at rdillon@cnyric.org or 315-433-8337.
 
Rick Pollard
Assi
stant Director
rpollard
@cnyric.org
315-433-2652


CNYRIC Assistant Director Rick Pollard has more than 20 years of experience in K-12 education, including 13 as a technology administrator. With a passion for 21st century technology and organizational efficiency, Pollard provides strategic leadership to the Instructional Technology, Data Warehouse and Student Services divisions of the CNYRIC.  His work in three area school districts prior to his time at the CNYRIC has helped shaped his drive to deliver high quality services. Contact Pollard at rpollard@cnyric.org or 315-433-2652


About the CNYRIC
The Central New York Regional Information Center (CNYRIC) is one of 12 regional centers in New York State that collectively serve 700+ public school districts.  Our center serves 50 school districts and four BOCES across eight counties in central New York.  We provide a wide array of technology services that work toward one common goal: to improve student learning.  Our services support everything from technology integration training, data analysis, and management applications, to large-scale network infrastructure projects.  The CNYRIC maintains a massive fiber-based WAN that reaches across the region and provides high-speed connectivity for nearly all of our customers.

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Our Mission
To enhance instructional opportunities for students, the CNYRIC works proactively with school, district, BOCES and state personnel to provide:

  • Accurate and timely information that assists in effective decision-making;
  • Cutting-edge technologies and applications that support state and local standards; and
  • Reliable access through technical support that leverages each client’s unique skill set with in-house expertise. 
The CNYRIC will, whenever possible, provide cost-effective, state-aided, centralized capabilities that help clients concentrate on their primary mission of educating students.

Organizational Goals
To provide Technology in Support of Education, the CNYRIC will:

  • Communicate with customers to determine their future needs, their satisfaction with current services and to be responsive to their inquiries and comments;
  • Examine existing services for their cost-effectiveness and quality to customers while researching new services to offer;
  • Provide timely, professional services to customers in a cost-effective manner; and
  • Continue to develop its personnel professionally in order to be responsive and viewed as a technology resource for customers. 
Proudly serving 50 school districts in the Cayuga-Onondaga, Onondaga-Cortland-Madison, Oswego, and Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES regions
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Meet our Featured Teacher: David Chizzonite:
"Collaboration becomes the norm, as students share individual data in order to create larger data sets where trends can be analyzed on a broader scale."  ... more >>

Data Warehouse to host several opportunities for educators and administrators:
Save the date for the following opportunities hosted by the CNYRIC's Data Warehouse team. Friday, June 9, 2017 RTI PLC AIMSweb Plus,  FastBridge, and STAR User Groups Data Coordinators ... more >>

Meet our Featured Teacher: Kristy Townsend:
  "Using technology effectively has created a classroom culture of collaboration."    Kristy Townsend ... more >>

CNYRIC team members participate in Earth Day Litter Cleanup:
The outdoor space surrounding the CNYRIC received special attention on Saturday, April 22, thanks to several team members. Together, Joe Napoli, Teresa Fragola, Tammy Mahady, Shelly McConnell, ... more >>

Meet our Featured Teacher: Justin Ashworth:
    "The students must own the learning. The tools and partnerships that are available today can help empower students to control their ... more >>

Is your district's website ADA compliant?:
In recent months, several school districts in New York State have been contacted by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) regarding website compliance violations of  section 508 of the Rehabilitation ... more >>

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Central New York Regional Information Center
6075 East Molloy Road
PO Box 4866
Syracuse, NY 13221

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