Summer 2023 – C/W CSTAC News

A Farewell From Out-Going C/W CSTAC Director,
Tara Edmunds

As many of you are aware, Binghamton University Community Schools was successful in their proposal and has tentatively been awarded another 5 years of the Central/Western Community Schools Technical Assistance Center (C/W CSTAC) (contract pending). We are all very excited to continue the work and collaborate with new and existing partners! As we transition to the new pending contract, I wanted to let you know that I will be leaving the C/W CSTAC Director position to start a new role with Binghamton University Community Schools (BUCS) as the Director of Strategic Partnerships. I am excited for this opportunity to play a role in BUCS’ continued growth and I will continue to be a part of the C/W CSTAC as a thought partner and will see many of you at various professional development events.

With this transition, we are pleased to tentatively announce our new incoming C/W CSTAC Director, Brittney Craig. With Brittney’s leadership, the C/W CSTAC will continue its strong support to our region around building capacity for community schools. As we transition to a new director, I will continue to work with her and will attend any pre-scheduled meetings with any of you to help to facilitate a seamless transition.

I have enjoyed meeting so many of you and learned so much during my time as the C/W CSTAC Director. The region is filled with many dedicated, passionate professionals that I hope to continue to work with moving forward. I learned so much during my time with the TAC, and you’ve been a big part of that. I want to thank you for your partnership (and patience) as we worked together to help students, families and communities in our region thrive using a community schools approach.

All the best,


Introducing New C/W CSTAC Director,
Brittney Craig

Hello! My name is Brittney Craig and I am very excited to be coming aboard the Central/Western TAC at Binghamton University.

I have over 10 years of experience working with community agencies and schools, both public and private. I started my community schools work as a coordinator and am eager to continue those efforts on a regional level.

I am very passionate about making connections and collaborating to ensure that all students and families have the necessary support to succeed. I look forward to assisting your schools and communities.


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