We service staff in our consortium of Frontier CSD, Hamburg CSD, St. Francis High School, SS Peter & Paul School, and Southtowns Catholic.
What Hours are open?
STC is open Monday-Thursday 10:00am-3:00pm and 3:30-4:00pm. We will be closed from 3:00-3:30 pm to allow for the safe dismissal of students. During the summer we will only have hours on Tues-Wed-Thurs.
Are you open during Holidays?
STC follows the Frontier Schools calendar for holidays and breaks, since we are located in Big Tree Elementary Room 140. We are open during the Summer months with slightly different hours.
What services does STC offer?
We offer courses in current topics and that are mandated by our districts. Courses are offered as instructors are available and may vary depending on instructor availability. In addition we offer office services such as copying (B/W and Color), laminating, binding, posters, and custom printing projects such as tickets, postcards, invitations etc. We also provide FREE design services. The center has a Varitronics Electronic Die Cutter which has over 4500 shapes, 10 fonts and can create custom sized cutouts for your classroom projects.
Does STC have resources for loan?
Yes! STC has a lending library of Professional Development & Best Practice books. We also house the Hamburg SEPTA library that contains current publications relating to an array of special education topics. We have also added STEAM resources for classroom use including Cubelets, OSMOs and a Dash and Dot Robot.
How do I send something to STC for printing?
Getting your work request to STC is easy. You can always stop in and leave your document with us, but there are other options as well. You can Email us your document (Word, Publisher, Pages, PDF or Jpeg format) with your request, or print out a work order request form from our Services page of the website and send it along with a hard copy through inter-school mail.
What if I need something customized, does STC do this?
Yes, we create posters and other materials to order. If you know what you want it to say, but need graphics or other items added, we can design a customized document just for you at no additional cost. If there is something you need, we can usually figure out how to create it for you.
Does STC support teachers seeking National Board Certification?
Yes! Currently the Far West Teacher Center network had a variety of candidate support opportunities. Please contact us for information.
How do I keep up with the latest news from STC?
Our website www.southtownteacherscenter.org, has a new look and will be our source of news and information. We have designed it to be a reference source. We also have a facebook page, www.facebook.com/southtownteacherscenter, that posts updates and interesting information and an Instagram page.
Each of the buildings in our consortium also has an STC bulletin board that is maintained by a building Liaison, usually located in the staff lounge or copy machine area.
What is the purpose of NYS Teacher Centers?
Here is a link to some helpful information about New York State Teachers’ Centers https://www.nysteachercenters.org/