Western/Finger Lakes/Rochester

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Regional Contacts

Patti Wrobel, Regional Liaison

Contact: pwrobel@niagara.edu

Gerry Catalano, Project Coordiantor

Contact: gcatalano@niagara.edu

Welcome to the Western NY / Finger Lakes / Rochester Region

Welcome to the Western/Finger Lakes/Rochester region of the Independent Sector’s Faculty Professional Development project!  The project’s goals are to provide professional development for faculty and appropriate staff in education and arts and sciences so that they have the information and resources needed to respond to the many changes in the areas of teacher and school leader certification, teacher and principal performance evaluations, data-driven instruction, clinically-rich teacher and leader preparation, and the Common Core State Standards.

The Institutions of Higher Education that comprise this region include the following:


  • Alfred University
  • Canisius College
  • D'Youville College
  • Daemen College
  • Houghton College
  • Medaille College
  • Niagara University
  • St. Bonaventure University

Finger Lakes

  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Keuka College
  • Nazareth College
  • Roberts Wesleyan College
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • St. John Fisher College
  • University of Rochester

Niagara University is the facilitating institution for the Western/Finger Lakes/Rochester Region, coordinating regional communication and organization of the professional development activities, within the project’s framework proposed by cIcu and approved by NYSED. To become involved in the Region or to find out more, please email Regional Facilitator - Patricia Wrobel (pwrobel@niagara.edu).

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