Welcome to STC where our mission is to
"Service to all who educate"
A message from our Directors
“There is absolutely no research correlation between success and family background, race, national origin, financial status, or even educational accomplishments. There is but one correlation with success, and that is ATTITUDE.” –from The First Days of School: How to be an Effective Teacher by Harry K. Wong and Rosemary Tripi Wong We know you … Read More
Quotes found on Pinterest: “A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking.” -Earl Wilson “A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.” -James Dent Thank you very much for all the … Read More
Janet attended Westminster College for her BS in Education and Fredonia for her Master of Education. She taught mathematics for hamburg/Fredonia Interns as well as an ad hoc instructor at SUNY Buffalo State College and Canisius College. Janet was a member of Frontier's first graduating class in 1956 and retired from Frontier in 1999 as a K-5 Math Coordinator.
Janet has been serving STC as Co-Director since 2012.
Marianne retired from the hamburg School District in 2002 after 33 years as a teacher at Armor Elementary School. She served as supervisor for the Fredonia-Hamburg Intership program for nine years.
Marianne was part of the team who wrote the original grant to start the Southtown Teachers' Center in 1984 and except for a brief respite when she first retired, has been involved with the operations of the center ever since.
Marianne holds a BA from D'Youville College, and M.Ed and MLS degrees from the University of Buffalo. She has served as Co-Director of STC since 2012.
Vanessa started as a PTA Parent Representative to the STC Policy Board and served as such until taking a job with the center in 2002. At that time her main duties were creative design projects for teachers. After the well earned retirement of Miss Becky, secretary extraordinaire, Vanessa took over as office manager. Her first love remains working with clients to custom design materials for classroom and other purposes. Vanessa holds an AS in Marketing and Management from Villa Maria College and has completed course work in Communication and New Media at SUNY Empire State College.
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Course Exit Surveys
It is important to us to provide the opportunity for course and workshop participants to give STC and the Instructors feedback on the course. We offer two surveys, one immediately following the course and another follow-up survey 3-6 months after the course or workshop to see how the learning has impacted your professional role.