Fall Leadership Summit

The Council through our foundation LEAF, Inc. supports members by providing exceptional opportunities to expand and enrich their expertise and knowledge in the area of educational administration through statewide annual events. The Fall Leadership Summit offers keynote addresses by national experts in the fields of leadership, education and related areas; opportunities for members to share best practices with colleagues through smaller sessions; an interactive discussion with the Commissioner of Education about New York State issues and initiatives; and networking for support and collegiality among members through social interaction, group discussions, meetings and workshops. The event also hosts an exhibit hall where companies, associations, organizations and foundations can connect with school leaders from across New York State. If you are planning your calendars, make sure to add these important dates:

2023 Fall Leadership Summit

October 1 - 3, 2023 
Saratoga Hilton & Saratoga Springs City Center
Saratoga Springs, NY

Thank you for joining us at the 2023 Fall Leadership Summit: The Audacity to Lead for ALL in Saratoga Springs, NY. We appreciate the time you spent learning and connecting with others to benefit ALL students in New York State. 

We hoped you learned from our Opening Keynote speaker Dr. Manny Scott, speaker, author, servant-leader and one of the original Freedom Writers, as we focused on ways in which schools can incorporate ideas and new systems into their curriculum and culture. Thanks once again to Mosaic Associates Architects for being our title sponsor for this important event.

Enjoy some of these recordings taken during the three keynote presentations. Certain recordings are not available due to proprietary and confidential information presented.

Sunday Opening Keynote - October 1, 2023

- Retired Life Member Recognition Highlight
- 2023-2024 Presidential Remarks from Jason Andrews, Superintendent, Windsor
- Remarks from NYSSBA President Peggy Zugibe
- In Memoriam Recognition
- Distinguished Service Award with Lauren French, Retired Life Member; Sponsored by Partner NYSIR

Monday Morning Keynote - October 2, 2023

- New NYSCOSS and LEAF, Inc. Leadership Recognition
- NYSCOSS Past Presidents' Highlight
- Special Announcement by Anibal Soler, Superintendent, Schenectady City and L. Oliver Robinson, Superintendent, Shenendehowa
- Remarks by NYSUT President Melinda Person
- 2024 NYS Teacher of the Year Recognition with Zachary M. Arenz, Music Teacher, Flower City School 54, Rochester City Schools
- Ignite Session Keynote Presentations with Joshua Bacigalupi, Superintendent, Dryden CSD; Antonio Santana, Superintendent, South Country CSD; and Tonia Thompson, Superintendent, Binghamton City Schools
- 2024 NYS Superintendent of the Year Announcement - Joseph S. Famularo, Superintendent, Bellmore UFSD

Tuesday Morning Keynote - October 3, 2023

- Immediate Past President Recognition with Martha K. Group, Superintendent, Vernon Verona Sherrill School District (Sherrill City)
- AASA 2023-2024 President Gladys Cruz, Superintendent, Questar III BOCES
- 2023 AESA Award Recognition - Exemplary Service & Innovation for Technological Advancement Presented to Michael Doughty, Assistant Superintendent, Capital Region BOCES

Watch for articles in upcoming editions of our Councilgram newsletter about keynote and education sessions presented.

Call for Proposal
Our Education Session Call for Proposal will open in April 2024 for our 2024 Fall Leadership Summit. 

Save the Date for Future Events

  • 2024 Fall Leadership Summit
    September 22 - 24, 2024 
    Saratoga Hilton & Saratoga Springs City Center
    Saratoga Springs, NY

  • 2025 Fall Leadership Summit
    September 28 - 30, 2025 
    Saratoga Hilton & Saratoga Springs City Center
    Saratoga Springs, NY

  • 2026 Fall Leadership Summit
    September 27 - 29, 2026 / Under Contract
    Saratoga Hilton & Saratoga Springs City Center
    Saratoga Springs, NY

The Council is committed to providing experiences and environments that are welcoming, inviting and user-friendly for all attendees. We recognize that some individuals may required specific accommodations to ensure their full and equal participation in our Fall Leadership Summits. Please contact us at 518.449.1063 should you need assistance. 

2024 Winter Institute & Lobby Day

Cultivating a Culture of Excellence for All Students

Albany Capital Center
Albany, NY 

March 3-5, 2024

Registration now open for the 2024 Winter Institute! 

Thank You to Our Strategic Partners