2023 New York State Superintendent of the Year

Brighton Superintendent Dr. Kevin C. McGowan announced as 2023 New York State School Superintendent of the Year at Fall Leadership Summit.

2022-2023 New York State Superintendent of the Year To Be Announced

NYSCOSS to announce the 2022-2023 New York State Superintendent of the Year at the 2022 Fall Leadership Summit during the Monday Morning Keynote session.

Statement of New York State Council of School Superintendents on Uvalde, Texas School Shooting

NYSCOSS President Phyllis Harrington and Executive Director Chuck Dedrick issued this statement today.

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Upcoming Programs & Events

November 1 - 2, 2022

New Superintendents November Workshop

Join us for a two-day workshop for new superintendents discussing fiscal leadership, labor relations and negotiations; strategic planning for your district's future, ethics, wellness and balance, and hear from a panel of past NYSCOSS presidents on their career experiences.
January 25, 2023

New Superintendents Coffee & Conversation

Join us for a brief check in with new superintendents from around the state to discuss issues on your mind or share ideas with colleagues and NYSCOSS. Veteran superintendents will be on hand to share guidance and experences.

Important Dates to Remember

Find out what’s due when and get resources to help you succeed.
todayFinal Application Due
New York State Superintendent of the Year Application Due
Final application due for the 2022-2023 award process. 
Learn about process and next steps here.  
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2023 Dr. Mary Barter Scholarship Nominations
Nominate a member for the scholarship today!
Learn how here.  
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2023 Friend of The Council Nominations
Nominate a non-member for Friend of The Council.
Learn how here.
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2023 Appreciation Award Nominations
Nominate a member for the Appreciation Award.
Learn how here.  
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2023 Dr. Mary Barter Scholarship 
Apply for the scholarship today!
Learn how here.  

For New Superintendents

We offer specific support to new superintendents tailored to making their transition to the superintendency as successful as possible:

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Member Spotlight

Martha K. Group

2022-2023 NYSCOSS President
Superintendent, Vernon Verona Sherrill School District (Sherrill City)


We exist for one reason only - to help our members succeed on behalf of the children and communities they serve. One way we pursue that goal is through advocacy - for, with, and by our members.

View resources to help advocate for your school district and community.
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Why should I advocate?

December 8, 2021

Policies adopted in Albany or Washington can shift the odds either for or against success for our members and the schools they help lead. So advocacy – for members, with members, and by members – is one cornerstone in building toward success. Our advocacy staff constantly strives to give members the most accurate and timely information possible on developments affecting school funding and policy, both in Albany and in Washington, both to help influence decisions before they are settled by policymakers, and to interpret them once they are enacted into law. Link to budget resources and contact Greg Berck, Esq., Assistant Director for Government Relations at greg@nyscoss.org for more information.

New Videos

2022 Appreciation Award Ceremony - Maureen Donahue, Southwestern
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Run Time: 6:51 Min
2022 Friend of the Council Presentation - Christina Coughlin, NYSED
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Run Time: 9:34 Min
Equitable Video
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Run Time: 12:48 Min

2023 Winter Institute 

Road To Awesome:  Empower, Lead, Change the Game
Albany Capital Center 
Albany, NY 

March 5-7, 2023

Registration for the 2023 Winter Institute will open in November. 
Watch for updates here.  

Councilgram: Connecting the School Leadership Community

Featured in This Issue

  • Re-imagining learning with Dana L. Mortenson
  • New York State Teacher of the Year Celebration
  • Fall Leadership Summit Education Sessions

Job Board

  • Superintendent of Schools

    Salem CSD
    Salem, NY

  • Superintendent of Schools       

    Rockville Centre
    Rockville Centre, NY

  • Superintendent of Schools

    Northville CSD
    Northville, NY

Thank You to Our Strategic Partners