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. 

2022-2023 meeting dates are:
- Fall Leadership Summit: September 18, 2022 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
- November EC/CAC Meetings: November 17, 2022  
- Winter EC/CAC Meeting: January 19, 2023
- Winter Institute: March 4, 2023  
- Spring Leadership: April 27, 2023 

Next year's meeting dates are: Summer Retreat: June/July 2023 (TBD).
Note: Check this page periodically as dates and times are subject to change.

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:
- Fall Leadership Summit: September 18, 2022 
- Winter Institute: March 5, 2023
- Spring Leadership: April 27, 2023 

Note: Check this page periodically as dates and times are subject to change.

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: Fall CAC Mtg: November 19, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. / Winter Mtg: January 21, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. / Spring Leadership: May 6, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. / Summer Retreat: June/July 2022 (TBD). Note: Check this page periodically as dates and times are subject to change.

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:

Heather Rapp
Administrative Assistant
E: heather@nyscoss.org
T: 518.694.4872

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
Mrs. Martha K. GroupPresidentMrs. Martha K. Group
Superintendent of Schools
Vernon-Verona-Sherrill School Disrict (Sherrill City)
5275 State Route 31 PO Box 128 Verona, NY 13478-2913
7/1/20226/30/2023
Dr. Jason A. AndrewsPresident ElectDr. Jason A. Andrews
Superintendent of Schools
Windsor CSD
1191 NY Route 79 Windsor, NY 13865
7/1/20226/30/2023
Dr. Roberto PadillaVice PresidentDr. Roberto Padilla
Community Superintendent
NYC Department of Education - Community District 7
501 Courtland Ave Bronx, NY 10451
7/1/20226/30/2023
Mr. Lars E. ClemensenTreasurerMr. Lars E. Clemensen
Superintendent of Schools
Hampton Bays UFSD
86 Argonne Rd East Hampton Bays, NY 11946
7/1/20226/30/2023
Dr. Phyllis S. HarringtonImmediate Past PresidentDr. Phyllis S. Harrington
Superintendent of Schools
Oceanside UFSD
145 Merle Avenue Oceanside, NY 11572
7/1/20226/30/2023
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 
Ms. Kaweeda G. AdamsMember/AppointeeMs. Kaweeda G. Adams
Superintendent of Schools
Albany City SD
1 Academy Park Albany, NY 12207 UNITED STATES
6/29/20216/30/2023
Dr. Kenneth BossertMemberDr. Kenneth Bossert
Superintendent of Schools
Elwood Union Free School District
100 Kenneth Ave Greenlawn, NY 11740
7/1/20216/30/2023
Dr. Donna J. DeSiatoMemberDr. Donna J. DeSiato
Superintendent of Schools
East Syracuse Minoa CSD
407 Fremont Road East Syracuse, NY 13057
7/1/20216/30/2023
Dr. Corey GreenMemberDr. Corey Green
Superintendent of Schools
Owego-Apalachin CSD
5 Sheldon Guile Boulevard Owego, NY 13827
7/1/20226/30/2024
Dr. Catherine HuberMember/AppointeeDr. Catherine Huber
District Superintendent
Otsego-Northern Catskills BOCES
2020 Jump Brook Road PO Box 382 Grand Gorge, NY 12434-0382 UNITED STATES
7/1/20216/30/2023
Dr. Maria L. RiannaMemberDr. Maria L. Rianna
Superintendent of Schools
Glen Cove City SD
150 Dosoris Lane Glen Cove, NY 11542
7/1/20216/30/2023
Mr. Raymond R. SanchezMember/AppointeeMr. Raymond R. Sanchez
Superintendent of Schools
Ossining UFSD
400 Executive Boulevard Ossining, NY 10562
7/1/20226/30/2023
Dr. Brian SchmittMember/AppointeeDr. Brian Schmitt
Superintendent of Schools
Genesee Valley CSD
1 Jaguar Drive Belmont, NY 14813
7/1/20216/30/2023
Dr. Cosimo TangorraMemberDr. Cosimo Tangorra
Superintendent of Schools
New Hartford CSD
33 Oxford Road New Hartford, NY 13413
7/1/20226/30/2024
Mr. L. Bo WrightMemberMr. L. Bo Wright
Superintendent of Schools
Geneva City SD
400 West North Street Geneva, NY 14456
7/1/20216/30/2023

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