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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 New York State Education Department (NYSED) to enhance the knowledge and competencies of educators, parents and community members for promoting the academic excellence of English language learners (ELLs) in New York State schools.  It is our goal to provide the highest quality technical assistance, professional development and resources to ensure success for English language learners.  Our service region includes all districts and schools in:

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

Our work is coordinated with the NYSED, Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBE-WL) and is linked with the RBE-RN centers located throughout the state in the Mid-West, Mid-State, Capital, Hudson Valley, Long Island and New York City service regions.

Executive Director: Denise Gonez-Santos
Coordinators: Lisa Eppolito, Rebecca Murphy
Consultant: Dr. Jose Rivera

Questions, Contact:
Dawn Novak, Senior Clerk Typist      Tel:  (716) 821-7531                               Fax: (716) 821-7556

2014 ODMAC attendees
NYSTESOL Essay Contest Winner Aden Yakub
Left to Right: Elena Zelfond ESL Teacher; Nadia Nashir, Principal #45; Aden Yakub; Aden's Brother and Father; Naomi Cerre, Lafayette HS Principal
2014 PRHYLI WNY Delegation
News & Events
2015 NYSESLAT Turnkey Training Materials - NYSED released the 2015 Speaking and Writing Turnkey Training materials .  RBE-RN West will host MetriTech, Inc., for a regional turnkey training on March 26, 2015. Please contact your... Read More...
ESL PD Oppotunity - Two professional development opportunities are being offered through the Teacher Center of Cheektowaga, ESL Share--Elementary and ESL Share--Middle/High School .  The professional... Read More...
Proposed CR Part 154 Regs Passed - The NYS Board of Regents met in the fall and unanimously passed the proposed CR Part 154.2 and 154.3 Regulations.  A Guidance Document will be forthcoming with further information. Read More...
Cut Scores Released - 2014 NYSESLAT - The 2014 NYSESLAT memorandum for raw and scale score conversion charts can be found at the following link, Determining an English Language Learner's (ELL's) Proficiency Level.   Read More...
2014 One Day Mini Area Conference (ODMAC) -     On Saturday, March 15, 2014, 175 people attended the Western New York Regional Conference for Educators of English Language Learners cosponsored by NYS TESOL, NYSABE and... Read More...