Join The Council

Explore the benefits of membership by joining the New York State Council of School Superintendents.

The Friend of The Council Award was created in 1996 and is presented at our Winter Institute & Lobby Day every year. Nominations are provided by members or Council staff and are due in January to be included in the selection process. A selected individual must be:

- Actively involved in education and supportive of The Council's mission. Superintendents and Assistant Superintendent members of NYSCOSS are not eligible for this award.

- Recognized by educational leaders as a person who contributes time to improving public education. 

If you are interested in nominating an individual for the 2021 award, send your nomination to Deidre Hungerford by January 15, 2021. Candidates can be nominated with this nomination form or with an emailed letter. 

The Distinguished Service Committee, composed of current Council presidents and past presidents who are active superintendents, screen all nominations for selection of one candidate. Special thanks to Signature Partner BBS Architects, Landscape Architects & Engineers  for their sponsorship of this year's award.

For details or to nominate an individual contact:

Deidre G. Hungerford
Associate Director for Business Development

E:  deidre@nyscoss.org
T:  518.694.4885
Twitter: @deehungerford28 #NYSCOSSWell


2021 Virtual Winter Institute

Fostering Connections: The Time is Now

March 8 - 9, 2021

Hear from experts in the fields of leadership and education while strengthening connections with
educational organizations, state leaders, strategic partners, and each other to navigate the challenges to better the lives of students.



Registration opens the last week in January. For details, contact melanie@nyscoss.org.