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

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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. 

Committee PositionCommittee Member Contact InfoTerm StartTerm End
AASA Exec CmteDr. Gladys I. Cruz
District Superintendent
Questar III BOCES
10 Empire State Boulevard, 2nd Floor Castleton On Hudson, NY 12033
7/1/20196/30/2022
AASA Exec CmteDr. Ralph Marino, Jr.
Superintendent of Schools
Hewlett-Woodmere UFSD
One Johnson Place Woodmere, NY 11598
7/1/20186/30/2021
MemberDr. Luvelle C. Brown
Superintendent of Schools
Ithaca City SD
400 Lake Street PO Box 549 Ithaca, NY 14851
7/1/20206/30/2023
MemberDr. Shari Camhi
Superintendent of Schools
Baldwin UFSD
960 Hastings Street Baldwin, NY 11510
7/1/20206/30/2023
MemberDr. Laura P. Feijoo, Ed.D.
LEAF President

PO Box 86 Old Bethpage, NY 11804-0086
7/1/20186/30/2021
MemberMrs. Martha K. Group
Superintendent of Schools
Sherrill City SD
5275 State Route 31 PO Box 128 Verona, NY 13478-2913
7/1/20186/30/2021
MemberDr. Kevin C. McGowan
Superintendent of Schools
Brighton CSD
2035 Monroe Avenue Rochester, NY 14618
7/1/20206/30/2023
MemberMr. Randall W. Squier
Superintendent of Schools
Coxsackie-Athens CSD
24 Sunset Boulevard Coxsackie, NY 12051
7/1/20196/30/2022
MemberDr. Cosimo Tangorra, Jr.
Superintendent of Schools
Niskayuna CSD
1239 Van Antwerp Road Niskayuna, NY 12309
7/1/20196/30/2022