Survey Finds Mission of Schools Expanding in Wake of COVID-19

State and Federal Aid is enabling wide improvements in key student services.

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.

2023 NYS 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.

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Upcoming Programs & Events

Events
November 18 - May 12, 2023

Take Time To Take Care of Yourself

A Personal Wellness Program with NYSCOSS/LEAF & Equitable Advisors
February 6, 2023

Support in Developing High-Quality Career & Technical Ed

Join your colleagues and the CTE TAC team in learning how to develop exciting and rewarding Career and Technical Education opportunities for your district. NYSED-approved CTE programs offer many benefits to students, including opportunities to apply academic concepts that demonstrate mastery of skills essential for the workplace. If you want to develop academic courses that create engaging, authentic experiences for your students, the CTE TAC team of talented professionals is here to support you throughout the process. All of our services are free to you, so join this webinar and learn how to develop a high-quality CTE experience
February 10, 2023

Cabinet Coffee & Conversation

Join your colleagues for a conversation on common issues and best practices. During busy and challenging times, these brief, virtual check-ins are a great way to stay connected with colleagues. These sessions will be facilitated by Cabinet Committee Members around topics pre-identified by cabinet-level leaders and will be an opportunity to share ideas with colleagues around the state.
March 5 - 7, 2023

2023 Winter Institute

The Road to Awesome: Empower, Lead, Change the Game
March 5, 2023

New Superintendents Institute Winter Session

During this half-day session prior to the opening of the Winter Institute, meet with colleagues to discuss your district's culture and diversity and inclusivity to further develop your leadership vision.
March 30 - 31, 2023

Women's Initiative: Skaneateles

Through a partnership with Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES, we are pleased to offer The Council's Women's Initiative in Skaneateles Falls, NY. Join us for an event to bring together school leaders, superintendents, and women in leadership to support women educational leaders and to inspire more women to seek leadership positions in education. This program will include discussions on developing leadership, wellness and self-care, cultivating confidence, and female perspectives on leadership pathways.
April 14, 2023

Women's Initiative Coffee & Conversation

Join us for a brief virtual check-in and discussions focused on women in leadership and supporting women educational leaders. No cost to attend but registration is required.
April 19, 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.
April 21, 2023

Cabinet Coffee & Conversation

Join your colleagues for a conversation on common issues and best practices. During busy and challenging times, these brief, virtual check-ins are a great way to stay connected with colleagues. These sessions will be facilitated by Cabinet Committee Members around topics pre-identified by cabinet-level leaders and will be an opportunity to share ideas with colleagues around the state.
May 4 - 5, 2023

Thought Leadership Summit - Saratoga Springs

The Thought Leadership Summit is designed to bring a small group of school leaders together to engage in meaningful discussion on critical topics and connect with colleagues and experts in the field.

Important Dates to Remember

Find out what’s due when and get resources to help you succeed.
May
19
2023
todayNominations Due
New York State Superintendent of the Year Nominations
Nominate a superintendent member for the 2023-2024 award.
Learn how here.  
Jun
16
2023
todayModified Applications Due
New York State Superintendent of the Year Applications
Modified applications due for the 2023-2024 award process. 
Learn about details here.  
Oct
13
2023
todayFinal Application Due
NYS Superintendent of the Year Application Due
Final application due for the 2023-2024 award process. 
Learn about process and next steps here.  

For New Superintendents

We offer tailored support so the transition to the superintendency is successful:

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Member Spotlight

Martha K. Group

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

Advocacy

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

Presidential Remarks by Martha Group at 2022 Fall Leadership Summit
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2023 Winter Institute 

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

March 5-7, 2023

Registration now open for the 2023 Winter Institute! 
Register here.  
Publications

Councilgram: Connecting the School Leadership Community

Featured in This Issue

  • A First Look at "Mini-Snapshot" Results
  • Future Superintendents Academy Application Available
  • 2023 Winter Institute News

Job Board

  • Superintendent of Schools

    North Babylon UFSD
    North Babylon, NY

  • Superintendent of Schools       

    East Meadow UFSD
    Westbury, NY

  • District Superintendent

    Catskill CSD
    Catskill, NY

Thank You to Our Strategic Partners


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