Teacher Diversity Pipeline Program

Western Suffolk BOCES has partnered with SUNY Old Westbury and the following Long Island School Districts: Wyandanch UFSD, Amityville UFSD, Baldwin SD, Three Village CSD, Huntington UFSD and South Huntington UFSD, as well as other community partners to:

  • Develop an innovative, supportive pathway for teacher aides and teaching assistants to become certified teachers
  • Increase the diversity of the teaching force in high-need districts and schools, and
  • Address teacher shortages/needs in high-need districts and high-need school

This grant provides both financial and educational supports for the eligible Teacher Assistants and/or Teacher Aides (TAs) candidates listed below.

Congratulations to the following students and welcome to OW!

Anthony Bolden

Veronica Bryant

Sylvia Cromartie

Syslande Destra

Sandra Diaz

Nerissa Duncan

Maria Gerard

Barbara Haynes

Yolanda Holder

Danielle Howard

Joanna Hubbard

Rodney Jones

Makeba McCain

Olga Nieves

Marleny Pulido

Kristine Yanza