About the Teacher Center
The Pittsford Teacher Center has been in existence since 1978 and serves the needs of over 800 educators in the Pittsford Central School District, as well as St. Louis School and Allendale Columbia School. The PTC provides professional learning that is aligned with the District’s Professional Development Plan and Strategic Initiative. Programs are coordinated by the Teacher Center Director in collaboration with district and building administrators, district Standards Leaders, and PDTA leaders. The Teacher Center’s purpose is to provide high quality professional learning for educators that is designed to improve the quality of teaching and learning in the Pittsford Schools.
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About the Teacher Center Director
Julie Barker joined the District in 1995 as a social studies teacher at Pittsford Middle School. From 2000-2007, she served as the Standards Leader for Elementary and Secondary Social Studies and taught Economics at both Mendon and Sutherland High Schools. During that time she was the recipient of the Genesee Valley ASCD Emerging Curriculum Leader Award for outstanding contributions to education in the area of curriculum. In 2007, she became the Director of the Pittsford Teacher Center.
While leading the Pittsford Teacher Center, she has served as co-chair of the Greater Rochester Teacher Center Network since 2015 and is a December 2016 graduate of the Learning Forward Academy.
Barker attended the State University of New York at Cortland receiving her B.A. in History and Secondary Social Studies in 1990 and her M.A. in American history in 1995.