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The Peconic Teacher Center and all 130 NYS Teacher Centers exist pursuant to Education Law 316. 

In 1984, in a new initiative of the New York State Education Department, Southampton School District was awarded one of forty-four grants across the state to establish a teacher center. From 1984-1986, Southampton was a single district teacher center. In 1986, Hampton Bays UFSD petitioned Southampton to become a part of the center, making it a consortium: The Southampton-Hampton Bays Teacher Center. In 1992, the Teacher Center approved the inclusion of a number of new districts. These new districts included Amagansett, Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Montauk, Sagaponack, Shelter Island, Springs and Wainscott. In addition to these public school districts, the consortium included these private and religious schools: The Hampton Day School, Our Lady of the Hamptons, and the Southampton Montessori School. What was formerly the Southampton-Hampton Bays Teacher Center became the Peconic Teacher Center.

Today, PTC serves 17 public schools and 6 private schools in 11 districts. PTC strives to promote professionalism, foster collegiality among administrators, teachers and other school-related personnel and help improve school as a workplace by offering planned and continuing education to its members. PTC provides programs and resources that allow administrators and teachers to increase their competency, purpose, and control in their professional lives. PTC invites all who are interested or involved in a child's education to gain insight to every facet of what we have to offer.

Peconic Teacher Center has been providing quality Professional Development to the East End districts for over 30 years.