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The RBERN Team

Tanya Rosado-Barringer

Tanya Rosado-Barringer - Coordinator

Tanya has served as Mid-State's RBERN Coordinator for the last four years. Prior to her current role, she served as an  ENL and Integrated ENL teacher in ELA and Social Studies for the New York City Department of Education.  She also served as a Lead Teacher for the NYCDOE in District 10.  Tanya holds a Bachelors degree in Broadcast Journalism from Hofstra University, a Masters  in TESOL Education from Lehman College and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Bank Street College. 

Sarah Peters

Sara Marley - Resource Specialist

Sara holds a B.S. in Psychology with a Minor in Education and a M.S. ED. II in TESOL K-12 from Le Moyne College. She has taught ENL at all grade levels and brings extensive experience implementing new K—12 ENL programs for students of varied proficiencies, including ELLs with disabilities. Sara is well-versed in providing professional development and support on topics such as CR Part 154, Strategies and Resources for Teaching ELLs, Second Language Acquisition, Culturally Responsive Teaching, and NYSESLAT training. Currently, Sara is focused on initiating online courses at Mid-State RBERN to support all districts within our region.

Mikian Royer

Mikian Royer - Resource Specialist

Mikian Royer is originally from upstate New York, but has spent the majority of her 20 years teaching across the country and around the world.  She began her career as a Teach For America corps member teaching second grade in the impoverished Mississippi Delta region. After completing her service, she traveled abroad to teach in Damascus, Syria, Seoul, South Korea and Corinth, Greece.  Domestically she has taught almost every grade level from Pre-K through Adult ED with positions in Norfolk, Virginia, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Conklin and Syracuse, New York, and Fairfax County, Virginia.She has been involved in teaching English as a Second Language for more than 10 years with students of all ages and from all over the world.  
Mikian has an AS in Liberal Arts from Mohawk Valley, a BA in Social Studies from Utica College and an MSed in Elementary Education from SUNY Oneonta. 

Maria Fenton

Maria Fenton - Resource Specialist

Maria Fenton joins us after retiring from the Solvay School District as a World Language teacher. She has 30 years of teaching experience, speaks 5 languages, and is National Board certified. Maria is devoted to positively impacting student achievement. She is passionate about accomplished teaching, professional collaboration and reflective practice. Maria’s focus here at Mid-State RBERN will be to support districts with their World Language programs and the State Seal of Biliteracy. She will also be the lead trainer for the Syracuse delegation of the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute.


Liesl Coope

Liesl Coope - Resource Specialist

Liesl is a Central New York native whose love of languages and learning led her to her current position at Mid-State RBERN. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and a Masters degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, both from the University at Buffalo. She has taught in Colorado and New York at every grade level and has also spent time teaching preschool and adult education. Her interest in language learning began in high school and was extended through her experiences as a Rotary Youth Exchange student over the course of a year in southern Thailand. Her special areas of interest include standards-based planning and grading for multilingual learners, co-teaching in the science classroom, and technology integration for culturally and linguistically diverse students.

Ingrid Hatt

Ingrid Hatt - Resource Specialist

Ingrid joins the Mid-State RBERN after teaching World Languages for 15 years at the middle school and high school levels. She speaks 3 languages and has over 20 years experience living abroad. She is passionate about multicultural and multilingual education for all students. Ingrid holds a B.A. in Political Science and Theatre and an M.S.T. in Secondary Education.Ingrid's focus will be to support districts with World Language programs and Bilingual Education.

Cindy Seeley

Cindy Seeley - Office Manager

Cindy provides administrative assistance, oversight and support of budgeting and technology within Mid-State RBERN. Cindy has served OCM BOCES for over 10+ years. Prior to her role at Mid-State RBERN, Cindy served as an office manager and management liaison for the United States Postal Service and Bryant & Stratton.






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Syracuse, NY 13221
Phone: (315) 433-2600

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