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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 five years. Prior to her current role, she served as a Lead and ENL teacher for the New York City Department of Education. 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.

Maria Fenton

Maria Fenton - Resource Specialist

Maria Fenton is a retired World Language teacher from the Solvay School District.  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 at Mid-State RBERN is to support districts with their World Language and ENL programs including the State Seal of Biliteracy, encouraging and strengthening multilingual, multicultural experiences for all students. She is 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.

Collette Farone-Goodwin

Collette Farone-Goodwin - Resource Specialist

Collette is a full-time Resource Specialist at Mid-State RBERN with over 20 years of teaching experience working with diverse learners, including English language learners, at the adult, college, and K-12 levels as well as teaching abroad, and hold New York state certifications in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and ESOL.  Her educational background is in the areas of Linguistics, Foreign Language, TESOL, and Childhood Education.  Areas of focus include:  ENL/BE support, NYSESLAT Passage and Item Adjudication, Parent Engagement, SIFE, Migrant Education, and PRHYLI.

Yanira Stoker

Yanira Stoker - Resource Specialist

Yanira was born in Colombia where she studied Teaching English and Spanish as Foreign Languages, and Language Acquisition. She holds a Masters degree in Education from Wake Forest University.

She has taught for over 20 years in Early childhood, K-12 and Teacher Training between Colombia, Germany and the US in NC, DE and NY. She has experience in language programs such as teaching English/Spanish as foreign languages, bilingual and ENL programs.

Among her areas of interest are Bilingual Education, Early Childhood education, Culturally Responsive teaching, Mindfulness and Neurolinguistics among others.


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 15+ 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.






PO Box 4754
Syracuse, NY 13221
Phone: (315) 433-2600

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