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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. 

Teacher Center Contacts

Nicole Barry

Nicole Barry

Titles: Director of the Teacher Center
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Phone Numbers:
School: 585-267-1075

Cynthia Craig

Titles: Assistant to the Director of the Teacher Center
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Phone Numbers:
School: 585-267-1070

Catherine Rizk

Titles: Instructional Materials Specialist
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Phone Numbers:
Mobile: 585-267-1074

About the Teacher Center Director

Nicole Barry has been hired as the new Teacher Center Director, beginning July 1, 2024. She replaces Julie Barker who is retiring after many years of service to the Pittsford School District, the last 17 of which she served as Teacher Center Director.

Ms. Barry has been with Pittsford for 21 years, teaching Social Studies at Mendon High School. For the past nine years, she has also served as the Secondary Social Studies Standards leader, effectively leading the Social Studies department through the implementation of new standards and assessments.

Ms. Barry has been involved in many professional learning opportunities over the years, as both a participant and a facilitator. She was part of the Monroe Assessment Project (MAP), a multi-year embedded professional learning program focused on high quality formative assessment and feedback. Since participating in MAP, she has led professional learning experiences on formative assessment locally, as well as at both state and national conferences. Ms. Barry has also led the work on the use of instructional technology in the classroom and has helped to develop and facilitate Pittsford’s Equity Series modules. Professional learning is a true passion for Ms. Barry, one which she is excited to bring to her new role as Teacher Center Director.