• North Merrick Teacher Center

    "A source for teachers...a promise for students."

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  • Mission

    Teacher Centers:

    • Recognize that professional growth is integral to teachers’ work.
    • Embed professional growth in daily lives of schools.
    • Model for teachers and students the importance of life-long learning.
    • Promote the growth of communities of learners.
    • Encourage teachers to assume leadership roles.

    Find out more about the history and missions of the NYS Teacher Centers


    Teacher Centers provide direct assistance with the development and training of school district Professional Development Planning Committees and mentoring programs that are required under Commissioner's Regulations 100.2 (dd). The centers are governed through Education Law 316 and Commissioner’s Regulations Part 81 provides further guidance.


  • Policy Board

    Director -Arlene Nucero


    Assistant Director -

    Lisa Sokol lsokol@nmerrick.org

    Chairperson- Kim Goltermann

    NMFA Members

    Kim Alfano

    Kathleen Austin

    Patricia Jorgenson

    Sheila Kuschner

    Jessica Marciana

    Cathy Marketos

    Alissa Palen

    Christine Paras

    Christine Talbot


    Administration Representatives 

    Beth Friedman - Deputy Superintendent

    Howard Merims - Principal

    Board of Education Representative

    Michelle Gordon

    Community Representative

    Stacy Haller

    Higher Education Representative (Hofstra University) 

    Jay Lewis

    Industry Representative

    Brian Pasquarelli

    PTA Representative - Christine Mitkish

    Private School Representative - Adam Langbart