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The NYS Technical Assistance Centers operate in three regions: Central/Western, Eastern and New York City. Use our interactive map to locate your county and corresponding region.

Central/Western NY

Tara Edmunds
Tara EdmundsDirector
Tara is the director of the TAC at Binghamton University. She has over 6 years experience working with Binghamton University Community Schools in different roles. Tara started her work as a Community School Coordinator and has worked in both public and private school districts. Tara understands the importance of partnerships and collaboration to strengthen community schools for the success of all students and families.
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Eastern NY

Rebecca Christner, M.S.
Rebecca Christner, M.S.Executive Director
Rebecca has been involved in school district and community improvement efforts and in executing professional development and technical assistance to educators and school-based Family Resource Center coordinators for over 12 years on the Community Schools model Yale Schools of the 21st Century.
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Jonette O'Kelley Miller, M.P.A.
Jonette O'Kelley Miller, M.P.A.Director
Jonette O’Kelley Miller is the Director of the Eastern Region Community Schools Technical Assistance Center (ETAC) at Rockland 21 C. Jonette directs TAC projects to provide customized technical assistance and professional development for school and community-based organization leadership.
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Dr. JoAnne Ferrara
Dr. JoAnne FerraraETAC Team Member
Dr. Ferrara is an expert in Community Schools. As co-founder of the organization Strategies for Whole Child Education and Community Schools Partners, Dr. Ferrara has had a long relationship with the ETAC, providing technical assistance, coaching, and professional development in Community Schools.
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NYC

Kevin Coyne
Kevin CoyneDirector
Kevin John Coyne is the Director of the Community Schools Technical Assistance Center (CSTAC) at Fordham University. He leads all activities of the CSTAC’s work with new and existing schools in the New York City Region. The CSTAC provides guidance, support, professional development, and capacity building for leaders within schools and community-based organizations.
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Peter Tinguely
Peter TinguelyResource Specialist
Peter Tinguely is the Resource Specialist for the Community Schools Technical Assistance Center (CSTAC) at Fordham University. Peter supports the Director providing customized technical assistance and professional development for school and community-based organization leadership.
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Regional/State Partners

New York State Education Department Office of Special Education Educational Partnership
Capital District Region Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBERN)