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The New York State Council of School Superintendents (The Council) is a professional and advocacy organization with over a century of service to school superintendents and assistant superintendents in New York State. The Council provides its more than 800 members with numerous professional development opportunities, publications and personal services, while advocating for public education and the superintendency.

The Council's leadership consists of five officers, a 14-member executive committee, and a 58-member House of Delegates, all of whom are active superintendents of school districts.

Media Contact


Robert N. Lowry, Jr., Deputy Director
for Advocacy Research & Communications


Office:  (518) 449-1063, ext. 237

Direct:  (518) 694-4879

Cell:      (518) 435-5996


Bob Lowry is The Council's principal media contact. Bob 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. For the preceding five and a half years, Bob 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, New York 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.