Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network

The Regional Bilingual Education-Resource Network (RBE-RN) West is part of a statewide system of support funded by the NYSED, Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBE-WL).

Our goal is to enhance the knowledge and competencies of educators, parents and community members for promoting the academic excellence of English language learners (ELLs).

We provide technical assistance, professional development and resources to districts and schools in following service region:

  • Erie 1 BOCES;
  • Erie 2 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES;
  • Cattaraugus-Allegany-Wyoming-Erie BOCES;
  • Orleans-Niagara BOCES and;
  • The City of Buffalo.

Executive Director: Denise Gonez-Santos
Resource Specialists: Michael Duffy, Lisa Eppolito, Travis Moore, Rebecca Murphy

Questions, Contact:
Dawn Novak, Senior Clerk Typist     Tel:  (716) 821-7531                              Fax: (716) 821-7559

Regional NYSTESOL & NYSABE Conference, 2015

ODMAC Co-Teaching, planning committee with Dr. Honigsfeld

Regional NYSTESOL & NYSABE Conference, 2015

News & Events
ELL Student Placement Form - The OBE-WL released ELL Student Placement Form s in multiple languages.  The form is sent home to parents after students have been identified ELL. Read More...
45th Annual NYSTESOL Conference - Pre-registration is now open for NYS TESOL 45th Annual Conference. The last date for NYS TESOL 45th Annual Conference attendees to make their HOTEL reservations at the discounted group rate... Read More...
Home Language Questionnaires - New HLQs have been posted to the NYSED website.  Read More...
Former ELL Services District Plan - NYSED outlines former ELL services in a new Q & A guidance document . Districts are required to write and submit a plan by November 6, 2015. Former ELL Services District Plan Read More...
Adult ESL Classes 2015-16 - Erie 1 BOCES holds free, adult ESL classes  in 3 locations, Sweet Home High School, Our Lady of Laretto in Buffalo, and Workforce Development Center in Cheektowaga. Read More...