Liberty Middle/High School

Liberty Central School District

Liberty Middle/High is a public school in the Liberty Central School District Central located in Liberty, New York, south of the Catskills and about 25 miles east of Pennsylvania.  With its location in a rural area of Sullivan County and small population, the middle and high school are housed in one building.  Despite this, only the middle school (grades 5-8) participated in the demonstration project.

Principal: Jack Strassman

RTI Coordinator: Patrick Sullivan


School Demographics (2015-2016)
Liberty served 428 students in grades 5-8 at Liberty during the 2015-2016 school year. The student body is predominately white (51%), Hispanic or Latino (36%), and Black or African American (9%).  In the middle school, 18% of the population is considered economically disadvantaged.  There is a small number of the school’s population that receive special education services (6%) or are considered English Language Learners (3%).  The average class size at Liberty Middle is 22 students. Other demographic information is available on the NYS Report Card


RTI Leadership Team

  • Andy Cameron | Building Principal
  • Patrick Sullivan | RTI Coordinator, Assistant Director of Student Services
  • Adam Bradley | Gen. Education teacher
  • Kathleen Bressler | Central Office Admin
  • Stacy Feasel | AIS Math
  • Kim Heinle | Reading Specialist
  • Markella Nikolis | Guidance Counselor
  • Matthew Putnam | ELA teacher
  • Whitney Vitale | Special Educator

RTI/MTSS Mission/Purpose Statement
The purpose of Liberty Middle School’s RtI process is to systematically improve and support all students’ academic, social, and emotional skills by promoting a culture of data based discussions and decisions among all stakeholders, and an environment that promotes agency; resulting in a decrease in disciplinary and CSE referrals.


SMART Goals

  • 70% of our students will be reading on grade level
  • 100% content area teachers bring data and are prepared to constructively discuss student needs
  • 100% of teachers are providing tier 1 interventions and are able to regularly report which interventions are deemed effective or ineffective with the use of progress monitoring.

RTI/MTSS Abbreviated Self-Assessment Survey Results


Annual Action Plan

Liberty Middle/High School
145 Buckley Street
Liberty, New York 12754

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