ABOUT THE COUNCIL
Charles S. Dedrick, Ed.D., Executive Director 2016
In 2016, Robert J. Reidy, Jr. retired from The Council and Dr. Charles “Chuck” Dedrick assumed the role of Executive Director on July 1st.
Dr. Dedrick is recognized throughout New York State and on a national level as an outstanding educational leader. He has a strong working relationship with the New York State Legislature, New York State Education Department's Board of Regents, the Governor's office and the Commissioner of Education and is a strong advocate for children.
Previously, Chuck was a district superintendent of the Capital Region BOCES and served as superintendent of Cohoes City and Green Island UFSD. Chuck earned a B.S. degree at Excelsior College and two Master's degrees from the University at Albany. In 2009, he was awarded a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from The College of St. Rose, and Russell Sage.