Tami is a graduate from the State University of New York at Delhi in May 1991. She started her career at ONC BOCES in 1995 and moved into the role of Distance Learning Coordinator shortly after . She has had a vital role in growing the distance learning service from 10 school districts in a closed network to 22 school districts sharing courses in our region and throughout New York State. In addition, the service now encompasses online learning for learning management support and online learning opportunities for students for credit recovery, electives, review, and more. Virtual field trips and collaborations are a value add to the service taking students anywhere in the world. Tami was elected as Co-President in July 2018.
Karen is a graduate of SUNY Geneseo with a Bachelor Degree in 7-12 Mathematics Education, a Master Degree from SUNY Buffalo in Educational Computing and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership (SDL/SBL) from SUNY Stony Brook. Her path began as a 5-12 Math Teacher for 22.5 years in and around Allegany and Steuben County. She joined CA BOCES in April 2015 embedded 60% as a Curriculum Coordinator supporting Math and Science and moved into the Distance Learning Coordinator role in August 2017. This is Karen's first term as co-president.
Melissa is a graduate from St. Lawrence University with a Bachelor Degree, a Master Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Grand Canyon University and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership (CAS) from SUNY Oswego. Her path in education began as a Junior High Spanish Teacher for 11 years turning into a teacher on special assignment as a technology integration specialist at Cicero-North Syracuse School District. Currently, Melissa is the Director of Virtual Learning & Innovation P-16 at the Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation (CiTi) in Mexico, NY (Oswego County BOCES) since August 2020. Previously, Melissa was the Distance Learning Coordinator for CiTi since 2015. This is Melissa’s second term as the New York State Distance Learning Consortium Secretary since summer of 2016. The Distance Learning Service for Oswego County coordinates video interactive and online college courses with 9 districts as well as virtual field trips and collaborations for 10 districts. The service also supports credit recovery tools and online summer college. The newest program at CiTi is Synergy Virtual High School: Early College Pathways.
Bryan is a graduate of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s Degree, a Master’s Degree from the University of Phoenix, and a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Educational Leadership from SUNY Fredonia. His path in education began as a high school Global History teacher for three years, followed by two years coordinating the Academic Intervention Services (AIS) and Response to Intervention (RTI) program at Westfield Academy and Central School District. Bryan was a Distance Learning Specialist for 5 years prior to transitioning into the Distance Learning Coordinator role at Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus-BOCES (E2CCB) in the fall of 2018. The Distance Learning Service for E2CCB coordinates video interactive and online high school and college courses as well as virtual field trips and collaborations for 21 districts. The service also supports credit recovery tools, Virtual Summer School and the statewide distance learning database of shared courses.