The Mid-State
Teacher Center

Contact Information: Maria Smith, Director --
Tracy Pulverenti, Administrative Assistant --
Jillian Christian, Administrative Assistant --

Mid-State Teacher Resource Center

The Mid-State Teacher Resource Center is one of 125 such entities across New York State. Collectively, NY Teacher Centers are the largest professional learning community within the state's educational community, serving 675 public school districts, BOCES, and a range of non-public and charter schools. Teacher Centers support student achievement by offering educators a range of learning and collaborative opportunities, and by supplying resources to extend adult learning beyond training sessions.

For the 2022-23 school year, Mid-State Teacher Resource Center will focus its initiatives on the professional learning needs of educators within component districts and schools as determined by a needs assessment, from written feedback from workshop participants, and through interviews of educators conducted throughout the year.

Focus Areas for the Mid-State Teacher Resource Center:
2022-2023 Grant Year

The focus of the Mid-State Teacher Resource Center for the current grant year, which runs July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023, includes a host of activities. All have the common goals of increasing teacher capacity and increasing student achievement. The center will continue to collaborate with Madison-Oneida BOCES Staff and Curriculum Development and Utica University in a number of endeavors:

  • Offer professional learning opportunities to enhance and deepen teacher content knowledge aligned with the NYS P-12 Learning Standards in the subject areas of ELA, Math, Social Studies, Science, the Arts, Physical Education, and Computer Science & Digital Literacy

  • Collaborate with institutions of higher education to build, support and enhance teacher pre-service and in-service experience.

  • Provide professional learning opportunities and support for the creation and maintenance of safe, secure, supportive, and inclusive learning environments for all students.

  • Provide professional learning opportunities and support to enhance the knowledge, skills, opportunities, and collaborative strategies to engage and include parents, family, and community members as active partners in children’s education.

Component Schools and Districts

Camden Central SD Vernon-Verona-Sherrill (Sherrill City SD)
anastota Central SD Madison-Oneida BOCES
Hamilton Central SD Rome Catholic School
Madison Central SD Holy Cross Academy
Morrisville-Eaton Central SD St. Patrick’s Elementary School
Oneida City SD New Life Christian School
Stockbridge Valley Central SD New York State School for the Deaf

About NYS Teacher Centers


New York State Resource and Computer Training Centers (commonly called "Teacher Centers"), are the largest professional learning communities in New York State. One hundred twenty five Teachers Centers are located across the state, working with 675 public school districts, BOCES, and 1,000 non-public and charter schools.

New York State Teacher Centers are:

  • operated locally, with regional and statewide network support

  • governed by policy boards composed of at least 51% teachers as well as representation by administrators, school board members, parents, higher education, and business professionals

  • driven by local educator needs, including implementation support for New York State and federal education initiatives

  • dedicated to high quality, job-embedded and student-focused professional learning experiences

About the Mid-State Teacher Resource Center

The Mid-State Teacher Resource Center office is located within Staff & Curriculum Development (SCD) of Madison-Oneida BOCES, 4937 Spring Road, Verona, NY 13478. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Phone: 315.361.5550.

Mid-State Teacher Resource Center collaborates with SCD and Utica University in providing professional learning opportunities and resources to pre-service and in-service teachers, and paraprofessionals who work with school children. These individuals work within one of the eight public school districts, BOCES, or non-public schools who comprise the Mid-State consortium. For the 2022-23 school year, the Center will also offer a learning series free and open to parents and community members.