The Council's Advocacy Team
Robert J. Reidy, Jr., Ph.D.
Dr. Robert Reidy, Jr., is the Executive Director of the New York State Council of School Superintendents, a statewide professional association for chief school officers.The Council develops excellence in educational leadership, advocates for high-quality services to children and promotes the importance of leadership in improving public education.
Prior to his work at The Council, Dr. Reidy served as a Chief School Administrator for 32 years in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and New York State. His service in New York included assignments in the Capital, Southern Tier and Lower Hudson regions. Dr. Reidy received his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut, his M.A. from Central Michigan University and his Bachelor’s degree from Worcester State College. He is a former adjunct professor at the College of Saint Rose and Fordham University. He is also a former Charles Stewart Mott Foundation fellow. He and his wife, Michelle, have two children – Christopher and Danielle. Chris and his wife, Molly, have a one year old daughter.
Robert N. Lowry, Jr.
Deputy Director for Advocacy and Communication
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Bob Lowry joined the New York State Council of School Superintendents in June 2002 after nearly 20 years of experience in education policy. He currently serves as The Council’s Deputy Director. Previously, ob worked at New York State United Teachers, most recently as Manager of School Finance and Policy Development.
Earlier, Bob served a total of five years as the state Assembly’s principal school aid analyst and negotiator, working for the Assembly Ways and Means Committee. Bob also served as Assistant Secretary to the Governor for Education and the Arts during Mario Cuomo’s last three years in office (1991 to 1994). He began his public service career as the Speaker’s program analyst for the Assembly Higher Education Committee.
Bob is a native of Niagara Falls, NY and graduate of that city’s public schools. He received a Bachelor’s degree in political science from State University at Buffalo and a Master of Public Administration degree from the State University at Albany.
Kyle McCauley Belokopitsky, Esq.
Assistant Director for Government Relations
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Kyle brings with her years of experience working with the State Legislature, as aide to Former Senator Jim Wright and Law Clerk to the Assembly Minority Counsel’s Office. Most recently, she served as Director of Government Relations for the New York State Catholic Conference, the official public policy voice of the Catholic Church in New York.
In addition to her government relations experience, Kyle is an Adjunct Professor in Education Law at The College of St. Rose and in Law and Criminal Justice at Hudson Valley Community College. She has served on the Executive Board of the Young Lawyers section of the New York State Bar Association and is a member of the State Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Association of New York and the Capital District Women’s Bar Association.
Kyle received her Bachelors in Criminal Justice and Psychology from the State University at Albany, her Masters in Criminal Justice from Nelson Rockefeller Graduate School and her Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School of Union University. She is the past President of the Junior League of Troy, a former Knight in the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and a former line officer with the Menands Fire Company. She dedicates her time to a host of charitable organizations and lives in Wynantskill, NY with her husband Doug and two sons.