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Walk-Up Window Available
CENTER HOURS (Note reduced hours)
Tuesday | Thursday 10:30AM - 2:30PM
Wednesday 12:30PM - 4:30PM
Closed for dismissal daily 2:30-3:00
Closed during dismissal daily
We follow Frontier CSD closing schedule
Work order turn around time is 5-7 business days | You may schedule a design appointment by calling Vanessa at 716-649-6775
Payments may be made by Cash/Check/Credit Card/ Purchase Order
We have created a Walk-Up Window for dropping off/picking up work orders and payments.
Professional Growth Courses
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If you are interested in offering a course or workshop through STC
Please submit a proposal form found here.
You may also want to check https://www.nysteachercenters.org/
for alternate options for courses within the Teacher Center Network
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Professional Development Needs Survey
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If you are in a probationary teacher in Frontier or Hamburg in need of one or both 21st Century Thinking Courses for tenure,
please click the survey link to let us know! Your response will help us to plan for and offer these courses to those who require them this year.
COMPLETE TENURE COURSE INTEREST SURVEY
Policy Board Meeting Dates 2022-2023 are in-person:
Tuesday, Oct 4 | Wednesday, December 14 | Thursday, February 16 | Tuesday, April 25 | Thursday, May 18
Big Tree Elementary School Business Meeting begins at 12:30PM Policy Board welcome at Noon for Collegial Sharing and Light Lunch
Meet the Staff
Annette Baldwin retired in June of 2018 after teaching Chemistry for 27 years at Frontier High School. For several years, she served as Science Department Chair. Along with Kathy Northway, she is now co-director of the Southtown Teachers’ Center. Annette graduated summa cum laud from SUNY Fredonia with a Bachelors’ degree in Science in 1990, and in 1994 she earned her Masters’ degree in Science. As a lifelong learner, Annette continued to take graduate classes and professional development courses during her entire career, and taught courses for the Southtown Teachers’ Center. She is very happy to be working in her new role as co-director at the Teachers’ Center.
Kathy Northway taught for 35 years, 25 years at Frontier High School. She retired in June 2018 and along with Annette Baldwin became co-director of the Southtown Teachers’ Center. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Education at SUNY Geneseo and Master’s Degree from Buffalo State. Kathy taught Global Studies 10 and served as the Department Chairperson of the Social Studies for Department for twenty years. She also was the Senior Class Advisor and served on many hiring and strategic planning committees. She is very involved and thoroughly enjoying her work here at the teachers center.
Vanessa first served as a PTA Parent Representative to the STC Policy Board before the opportunity to work with the center in 2002 doing mostly custom design projects for our constituents. Eventually,Vanessa took over as office manager after the retirement of our secretary. Her first love remains working with our constituents to custom design materials for the classroom and beyond. Vanessa also is the proud owner of Sadie, a Certified Therapy Dog through the SPCA Paws for Love Program. They make visits throughout WNY. If your school would like a visit, contact her to make arrangements.