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
Coordinators: Lisa Eppolito, Rebecca Murphy, Michael Duffy

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
Parent Bill of Rights - The OBEWL released a Parent Bill of Rights in 9 languages.  The document provides information on the rights afforded to families under CR Part 154. Read More...
NYSITELL Parent Brochure - The OBE-WL released NYSITELL Parent Brochures available in 22 languages. Read More...
September OBE-WL Newsletter - The Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages' September monthly newsletter is available. Included are current updates from the state on issues related to the education of ELLs. Read More...
Legal Aid - The Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc. created,  Coordinated Refugee/ Asylee Legal Services Project (CRLS) in an effort to provide legal support to our newest global residents in the region.... Read More...
NYSESLAT 2014-2015 Scale Score Comparison - NYSESLAT 2014-2015 scale score comparison chart is now available on the NYSED OSA website. Read More...