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Technical Assistance Center


If you attended theSafe and Supportive Schools 2019 School Climate Summit on July 24-25, 2019, materials presented are now available to view and download.

The Summit sponsored by the NYSED Office of Student Support Services and is hosted by the Safe and Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Center (SSSTAC: https://www.nyscfss.org/sss-tac) and took place in Albany, NY at the New York State Museum’s Cultural Education Center.


The Summit was a required professional development and technical assistance opportunity for all grantee districts participating in the Safe and Supportive Schools Grant program.


To view and download materials presented at the Summit, click on the button below.

Read the press release for the Safe and Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Center (SSS-TAC).

It can also be found on the NYSED webpage http://nysed.gov/news/2019/state-education-department-awards-16-million-safe-and-supportive-schools-grants

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View and download the Opening Webinar from October 17, 2019

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and download webinar  and webinar handouts.


Halley Eacker, M.S.

Ms. Halley Eacker brings a unique combination of perspectives to her work, including special educator, researcher, and field supervisor for pre-service teachers. Prior to joining the SSS-TAC, she provided technical assistance around the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports to specialists in regional support centers across New York State. Ms. Eacker has expertise in special education, multi-tiered systems, and designing environments that support students’ behavioral and social-emotional health. She has conducted research on social cognition and literacy interventions for students with autism. Ms. Eacker has presented on topics such as positive behavior supports, connecting school-based and community mental health, and instructional environments for students with disabilities. She hopes her contributions will help build positive school climates that ensure students feel safe to learn and grow.

Rebecca Shea, M. Ed.

Ms. Shea brings over 21 years of experience with comprehensive knowledge of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and school improvement to her work as a Senior Staff Developer. Ms. Shea is responsible for designing, implementing, and supporting embedded professional development for the Safe and Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Center (SSS-TAC).  Ms. Shea has facilitated professional development for well over 15 years in multiple capacities and to various audiences at the school, district, regional, and state levels in areas such as leadership, explicit instruction, literacy, supporting ENLs, and data-driven instruction with the goal to strengthen educators’ knowledge, innovation, and research-based practices.  Ms. Shea has utilized multi-media technology to design and deliver online courses through synchronous and asynchronous modalities. Prior to MI, Ms. Shea has served in roles as a teacher, instructional coach, and administrator where she has led collaborative efforts to support all students reaching mastery through a standard based state curriculum. Throughout the years Ms. Shea has worked with professional learning communities, data-driven instructional planning teams, literacy frameworks, both academic and behavioral intervention supports, and programs for second language learners, with extensive experience of Dual Language One Way and Two Way programs.  Ms. Shea is currently a doctoral student and has conducted research in understanding ways leaders and teachers engage in culturally responsive practices for improved student outcomes and school improvement. Ms. Shea holds certifications in the areas of teaching, master reading teacher, cognitive coaching, and school and district administration. 


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