Meet Our Staff
Jessica Docteur is the Deputy Superintendent for the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES. In her role, she is responsible for overseeing the instructional programs offered at the BOCES, as well as the instructional support services offered to our component districts. Jessica also provides regional and on-site professional development for building and district leaders. She also serves as a liaison between NYSED and our nine component districts as a representative to the New York State Staff and Curriculum Development Network. Jessica began her career teaching high school math in the Westhill Central School District. After earning her Certificate of Advanced Studies from Syracuse University, she left the classroom in 2006 to enter the field of educational leadership. Jessica worked as the Secondary Curriculum Coordinator in the Marcellus Central School District from 2006 until 2010. She began her career at BOCES as the Director of Curriculum and Staff Development.
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Pamela McHenry is a Professional Learning Coach providing support for Jordan-Elbridge, Auburn, Union Springs and BOCES. What Pam enjoys most about her role is building relationships with educators as she works towards district initiatives and goals. Prior to joining the PDU team, Pam was part of the Fulton City School District teacher leadership team as a 5-12th grade math coach. Pam joined that team after 13 years of teaching experience in Fulton as a secondary mathematics teacher. She also has 2 years of secondary mathematics teaching experience in Staunton, Virginia. Pam is a representative of the New York State Staff and Curriculum Development Network, attending the Math and Science Statewide Groups. She is also the Cayuga County chair for AMTNYS. Pam has both her BS in Education and her MS in curriculum and development from SUNY Oswego.
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Katie Naples is a Professional Learning Coach in the Professional Development Unit. She currently supports the districts of Port Byron, Skaneateles and Weedsport. Katie has a special focus on primary literacy. Using the LETRS platform, she specializes in using evidence based practices in all settings in order to help teachers fine-tune the art of teaching reading. Katie also works closely with special education teachers in order to prioritize standards, facilitate co-teaching coaching sessions, and ensure specially designed instruction is aligned to IEP goals. Prior to joining the PDU, Katie worked in the Auburn Enlarged City School District as a teacher in grades K-2. After graduating from SUNY Fredonia with a Bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education, Katie earned a Masters degree in Students with Disabilities from LeMoyne College. She is currently enrolled in the Educational Leadership program at LeMoyne. Katie resides in Marcellus with her husband and their two children.
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Melissa O'Donnell Is a Curriculum Coordinator that supports both the Cato-Meridian and Port Byron School districts. In her role she assists with curriculum development and planning, mentoring new teachers, as well as assisting both teachers and administrators with district initiatives. Prior to joining the professional development team, she spent eight years serving the Syracuse City School District as a classroom teacher and a multi-classroom leader coaching her peers. Melissa holds a BA as well as an MS in education from SUNY Cortland and received her Certificate of Advanced Study from SUNY Oswego.
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Megan Popkess Rohlin
Megan Popkess Rohlin is the Coordinator of Professional Learning at the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES. In this role, Megan coordinates and supports all regional professional development efforts, serves as a liaison amongst all BOCES professional development providers, and develops, delivers and assesses regional professional development initiatives and opportunities based on district needs. Megan is a representative of the New York State Staff and Curriculum Development Network and is a member of the ELA Statewide Group steering committee. Prior to this role, Megan served as a Professional Learning Coach with the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES. She joined the Professional Development Unit after twelve years of teaching experience in the Auburn Enlarged City School District. Megan earned a BA from Syracuse University and both her Masters Degree and Certificate of Advanced Studies from SUNY Oswego.
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Amber Allenbrandt is the newest member of the Professional Development Unit. In her role as Behavioral Excellence Coach, Amber provides coaching and workshops for district staff to better understand and respond to students exhibiting challenging behaviors. She is looking forward to developing transformative relationships with district staff to provide mental health awareness and social emotional learning in all schools. Prior to joining the department, Amber worked as a Special Education Teacher in the Auburn Enlarged City School District and at the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership BOCES in Western New York. She has been a Therapeutic Crisis Intervention in Schools (TCIS) trainer since 2015. Amber holds a Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oswego in Childhood Education, a Master’s degree from SUNY Geneseo in Literacy, and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration from SUNY Oswego.
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