MISSION: The Western New York Network of English Teachers is a professional social network linking classroom teachers, teacher candidates, teacher educators, and other stakeholders, with the goal of encouraging and supporting meaningful, progressive teaching in the English Language Arts.

WNYNET has been serving the English teaching community in the Buffalo-Niagara region since 2010. We provide low cost, peer to peer professional development, social events, and other programming throughout each academic year. Through our ongoing partnership with the Center for English Teaching at Buffalo State College we work to sustain and enrich a community of practice that supports classroom teachers, teacher candidates, young people, and other members of our educational community. 

Executive Team

Vanessa O'Neil-White, President

Amherst High School

Colin Dabkowski, Vice President

Alden Central High School

Deborah Bertlesman

Olmsted High School

Bailey BuckleyOfficer

Board of Trustees

Noah Falck, Just Buffalo Literary Center

Dr. Jevon Hunter, Buffalo State College

Dr. Hilary Lochte, Buffalo State College

Larry Scott,  

Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda UFSD

Anne Wechsler, 

Elmwood Village Charter School

Kate Rapp, 

Amherst Central High School

Hannah Schultz, 

Maryvale High School