The Education Program

  • Since 1975, Eastern Suffolk BOCES has been instrumental in the development and implementation of innovative educational and transitional programs for persons incarcerated in Suffolk County Correctional Facilities at Riverhead and Yaphank (including the DWI Alternative Facility) and for at-risk youth attending one of our alternative programs. 

    The Incarcerated Education Programs & Transitional Programs are a result of a cooperative working relationship with Suffolk County Community College, Suffolk County Department of Labor, Suffolk County Cooperative Extension, Suffolk County Probation and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department.

    The Incarcerated Youth Program provides educational services to minors in the Riverhead and Yaphank Correctional Facilities, for a minimum of 15 hours per week, to prepare students for TASC™ or Regents testing. Also available are Tutoring, Remedial Education, ENL, and Career and Technical Education, and Career/Life Planning and anger management.

    The program also provides Adult Literacy education for individuals 21 years of age and older who do not have a high school diploma and are Limited English Proficient (LEP). This includes Adult Secondary Education (ASE), TASC™ preparation, ENL and Career/Life Planning.

  • Barbara Egloff
    Barbara Egloff
    Divisional Administrator
    Eastern Suffolk BOCES
    Career, Technical & Adult Education
    15 Andrea Road
    Holbrook, NY 11741
    Phone: 631-419-1609
    Fax: 631-244-4047

     
    Robert Dembia  
    Robert F. Dembia
    Administrative Coordinator for Incarcerated Education Programs
    Eastern Suffolk BOCES
    Bixhorn Technical Center
    350 Martha Avenue, Room 111
    Bellport, NY 11713
    Phone: 631-286-6771
    Fax: 631-286-6580

     
    Erin Sellek  
    Erin Sellek
    Assistant Administrative Coordinator
    Eastern Suffolk BOCES
    350 Martha Avenue
    Bellport, NY 11713
    Phone: 631-286-6520
    Fax: 631-286-6580

     
    Michael Spaccarotella
    Michael Spaccarotella
    Transition Counselor/Re-ROUT
    Eastern Suffolk BOCES
    Incarcerated Education Program
    350 Martha Avenue, Room 111
    Bellport, NY 11713
    Phone: 631-286-6771
    Fax: 631-286-6580