New: 2021-2022 NYSCOSS Leadership Meeting Schedule     [updated 3/19/21]

Executive Committee

The Council's Executive Committee consists of a 15-member board of active superintendents of school districts, which includes five officers, six elected members and four diversity and under-represented presidential appointments. The Executive Committee, along with the Executive Director, are the administrative body of The Council. They recommend policy to the House of Delegates and Commissioner's Advisory Council. They also conduct business between meetings of the House of Delegates and Commissioner's Advisory Council. This leadership group meets five to six times a year, starting with the Summer Leadership meetings and ending with the Spring Leadership meetings. 

This year's meeting dates are: August 27, 2020 at 3:30 - 4:40 p.m. (virtual)/ September 10, 2020 at 3:30 - 4:40 p.m. (virtual)/ Fall Summit- October 4, 2020 at 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. (hybrid)/ January 21, 2021 at 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. (virtual)/ Winter Institute- March 7 at 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. (hybrid)/ Spring Leadership- April 22, 2021 at 9:00 - 11:00 p.m. (TBD)/ Summer Retreat- June 27-28, 2021 (TBD).

House of Delegates

The House of Delegates (HOD) is the policy-making body of The Council and consists of approximately 80 active superintendents of school districts. Membership of the House of Delegates consists of the elected officers of The Council, Council Past Presidents as ex-officio members, at least one delegate elected from each of the BOCES geographical units, plus one delegate from each of the big five cities.

The HOD meets several times per school year and holds its regular meetings starting at the Fall Leadership Summit, during the Winter Institute, and lastly at the Spring Leadership Event. Delegates are invited to attend the Summer Retreat held in the year they are serving. Delegates are also invited to participate in the Commissioner's Advisory Council meetings held during the Spring Leadership Event and the Summer Retreat.

This year's dates are: August 20, 2020 at 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (virtual)/ September 3, 2020 at 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (virtual)/ October 29, 2020 at 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (virtual)/ December 8, 2020 at 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (virtual)/ January 13 at 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (virtual)/ Winter Institute- March 5, 2021 at 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. (virtual)/ Spring Leadership- April 22, 2021 at 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. (TBD)/ Spring Leadership C.A.C. Meeting- April 23, 2021 at 9:00 - 11:00 a.m./ [If you are continuing serving as delegate: Summer Retreat/C.A.C. Meeting- June 28, 2021 (TBD)].

Advocating Beyond

Commissioner's Advisory Council

During the fall, members of the Commissioner’s Advisory Council (CAC) are selected. Membership on the CAC remains within the BOCES geographical regions. The BOCES are split into 12 regions throughout New York State, plus the Big 5 Schools. This council also includes the Executive Committee, the President of LEAF, Inc., and Council Past Presidents.

The CAC meets four times per year starting in November to meet with the Commissioner of Education and State Education Department (SED) leadership. Agendas are developed between the Executive Director of The Council and the Deputy Commissioner of Education and approved by the Commissioner. The Commissioner's Advisory Council members and the Commissioner and SED leadership meet to share ideas and discuss current education topics.

This year's meeting dates are: November 20, 2020 at 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. (virtual)/ January 22, 2021 at 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. (virtual)/ Spring Leadership- April 23, 2021 at 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. (Virtual)/ Summer Retreat- June 28, 2021 at 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (TBD)

AASA Governing Board

The National affiliate of The Council, the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) provides additional leadership services to all school system leaders and offers resources for superintendents, cabinet members and central office. The Council encourages AASA membership and dues for both organizations may be paid through Council membership. 

Share Your Expertise

Join a committee: Committees are an important part of the work of The Council. Each committee is led by a chairperson who is appointed by the President with recommendations by the Executive Director. Serving as a committee chair is an important job with high expectations.

Membership on committees will vary depending on the by-laws. Members are welcome to join the committees (s)he is most interested in. Committee selection is done in conjunction with membership and only active members of The Council may join committees.

Learn About Committees


Questions?

Contact:

Rina Greco
Executive Assistant
for Council Leadership
E: rina@nyscoss.org
T: 518.694.4876

Meet Our Leadership

Executive Committee

The Officers and members of the Executive Committee, along with the Executive Director, are the administrative body of The Council. They recommend policy to the House of Delegates and conduct business between meetings of the House of Delegates. The Executive Committee meets five to six times per year with the first meeting of the year held during the Summer Retreat and the last meeting held during the Spring Leadership Event.

MemberCommittee PositionCommittee Member Contact InfoTerm StartTerm End
Dr. Robert R. IkePresidentDr. Robert R. Ike
Superintendent of Schools
Palmyra-Macedon CSD
151 Hyde Parkway Palmyra, NY 14522
7/1/20206/30/2021
Dr. Phyllis S. HarringtonPresident ElectDr. Phyllis S. Harrington
Superintendent of Schools
Oceanside UFSD
145 Merle Avenue Oceanside, NY 11572
7/1/20206/30/2021
Mrs. Martha K. GroupVice PresidentMrs. Martha K. Group
Superintendent of Schools
Sherrill City SD
5275 State Route 31 PO Box 128 Verona, NY 13478-2913
7/1/20206/30/2021
Dr. Jason A. AndrewsTreasurerDr. Jason A. Andrews
Superintendent of Schools
Windsor CSD
1191 NY Route 79 Windsor, NY 13865
7/1/20206/30/2021
Dr. Kevin C. McGowanImmediate Past PresidentDr. Kevin C. McGowan
Superintendent of Schools
Brighton CSD
2035 Monroe Avenue Rochester, NY 14618
7/1/20206/30/2021
Dr. Charles S. DedrickExecutive DirectorDr. Charles S. Dedrick
Executive Director
New York State Council of School Superintendents
7 Elk Street, 3rd Floor Albany, NY 12207
7/1/2016 
Dr. Kenneth R. BossertMemberDr. Kenneth R. Bossert
Superintendent of Schools
Elwood UFSD
100 Kenneth Avenue Greenlawn, NY 11740
6/28/20196/30/2021
Dr. Lori S. CaplanMemberDr. Lori S. Caplan
Superintendent of Schools
Watervliet City SD
1245 Hillside Drive Watervliet, NY 12189
6/28/20196/30/2021
Mr. Lars E. ClemensenMemberMr. Lars E. Clemensen
Superintendent of Schools
Hampton Bays UFSD
86 Argonne Rd East Hampton Bays, NY 11946
7/1/20206/30/2022
Dr. Donna J. DeSiatoMemberDr. Donna J. DeSiato
Superintendent of Schools
East Syracuse Minoa CSD
407 Fremont Road East Syracuse, NY 13057
6/28/20196/30/2021
Dr. David P. O'RourkeMemberDr. David P. O'Rourke
District Superintendent of Schools
Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES
8685 Erie Road Angola, NY 14006
6/28/20196/30/2021
Dr. Cosimo Tangorra, Jr.MemberDr. Cosimo Tangorra, Jr.
Superintendent of Schools
Niskayuna CSD
1239 Van Antwerp Road Niskayuna, NY 12309
7/1/20206/30/2022
Dr. Laura P. Feijoo, Ed.D.NYC AppointeeDr. Laura P. Feijoo, Ed.D.
LEAF President

PO Box 86 Old Bethpage, NY 11804-0086
6/28/20196/30/2021
Mrs. Lauren F. FrenchMember/AppointeeMrs. Lauren F. French
Superintendent of Schools
Gouverneur CSD
133 East Barney Street Gouverneur, NY 13642
7/1/20206/30/2022
Dr. Roberto PadillaMember/AppointeeDr. Roberto Padilla
Superintendent of Schools
Newburgh City SD
124 Grand Street Newburgh, NY 12550
7/1/20206/30/2021
Dr. Nicholas A. StirlingMember/AppointeeDr. Nicholas A. Stirling
Superintendent of Schools
Valley Stream UFSD #30
175 North Central Avenue Valley Stream, NY 11580
7/1/20206/30/2022
Ms. Venerina GrecoAdministratorMs. Venerina Greco
Executive Assistant To the Executive Director
New York State Council of School Superintendents
7 Elk Street, 3rd Floor Albany, NY 12207
9/23/2009 

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