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Mid-West Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBE-RN)

Our Goal:


The Mid-West Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBE-RN) is part of the NYS Education Department’s networks of support for schools. The goal of the RBERN is to assist districts and schools in creating an educational environment for English Language Learners (ELLs) which engages everyone in meaningful teaching and learning.


The RBERN works in partnership with the district office, school building administration, building staff, and other support networks to help schools close the gap in ELLs academic performance. RBERN expertise lies in research-based instruction and assessment of ELLs and the alignment of those practices with the Common Core Learning Standards.


Our Services:

  • Technical assistance and workshops on state and federal laws, regulations, policies, and funding
  • Technical assistance on the design and enhancement of educational programs for ELLs
  • Develop and deliver professional development on instruction and assessment practices that support academic achievement for ELLs
  • Link resources and supports for education of ELLs
  • Web-based and telephone response to requests for information about mandates, programs, and services for ELLs.

Contact us:       

Mid-West RBE-RN
3599 Big Ridge Road
Spencerport, NY 14559
Ph: (585) 352-2790
Fax: (585) 352-2613

Lourdes Roa

Ellen Paz     
ELL Professional Development Specialist

Vickie Kellerson

Department Support

Jennifer Raponi
ELL Professional Development Specialist

Chelsea Cummings
ELL Professional Development Specialist

Shawnna Sweet
ELL Professional Development Specialist

The Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBE-RN) is funded through a contract from the New York State Education Department, Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBE-WL), which allows RBE-RN to provide services at no charge to districts.