Contact Us

Adult Education and Workforce Development

GED/ESOL
Chris Foster
Adult Literacy Program Specialist
(518) 477-8771
AdultEd@questar.org

Health Occupations
Rebecca Collins
(518) 273-2264
nursing@questar.org

International Center for Workforce and Personal Development
Jim Church
(518) 479-6880
james.church@questar.org

Central Administration

Dr. Gladys Cruz
District Superintendent
Central Office
10 Empire State Blvd.
Castleton, NY 12033
T: (518) 477-8771
F: (518) 479-3230

  • Chief executive officer of the BOCES. Oversees all BOCES offices and services. Also oversees the central leadership team, school attorney, certification specialist, human resources, Superintendent Council and Superintendents' Success Network (SSN).

Michael Buono
Director, Human Resources
Central Office
10 Empire State Blvd.
Castleton, NY 12033
T: (518) 477-8771
F: (518) 477-9833

  • Employment
  • Staff Recruitment
  • Employee Relations
  • Employee Policies and Procedures

Susan DiDonato
School Attorney
Central Office
10 Empire State Blvd.
Castleton, NY 12033
T: (518) 477-8771
F: (518) 477-9833

  • Contract Management
  • Labor Relations Services
  • Law, Education and Labor Relations Workshop Series
  • Legal Services
  • Policy Development

Denise Geyer
Specialist, Certification
Central Office
10 Empire State Blvd.
Castleton, NY 12033
T: (518) 477-8771
F: (518) 477-9833

  • Certificate Processing
  • Graduate Hours Approval
  • Transcript Evaluations

Harry Hadjioannou
Deputy Superintendent
Central Office
10 Empire State Blvd.
Castleton, NY 12033
T: (518) 477-8771
F: (518) 477-9833

  • Administrative Budget Development
  • Administrative Management and Planning
  • BOCES Planning and Support Service
  • Business Office Operations
  • Business Officials Meetings
  • Central Business Office and Human Resource Service
  • Claims Auditor
  • Contract Administration and Management
  • Cooperative Purchasing
  • Couriers
  • Education Foundation (Business Operations)
  • Ed. Communications (tied w/ Library Media)
  • Equipment Purchases and Leases
  • Facilities Operation and Maintenance (O&M)
  • Financial Management / Treasury Functions & Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Inventory
  • GASB 45
  • General/Federal Budget Development
  • Health and Safety
  • Health Insurance Trust
  • Information Technology including Network System Engineer
  • Insurance
  • Internal Audit
  • Payroll Operations
  • Program Reviews
  • Regional BOCES Business Official
  • Rent and Capital Projects
  • Shared Business Manager
  • Shared O&M and Ground Keeping
  • STAC Service
  • State Aid Planning
  • Statewide Marketing Efforts
  • Textbooks Program
  • Warehouse Operations
  • WinCap Maintenance and Training
  • Workers Compensation Consortium

 

Matthew Sloane
Deputy Superintendent
Central Office
10 Empire State Blvd.
Castleton, NY 12033
T: (518) 477-8771
F: (518) 477-9833

  • Adult and Continuing Education
  • Alternative Education
  • Arts in Education
  • Career and Technical Education including Career Studies and New Visions
  • Communications
  • Curriculum Development
  • Data Coordination and Analysis
  • Distance and Online Learning
  • Grant Writing
  • Home Instruction Review Service
  • Itinerant and Related Services
  • Library Services
  • Mentoring Program
  • Model Schools
  • Odyssey of the Mind
  • PDP Committee
  • Pre-K
  • Principals Coaching Program
  • Principals Meetings
  • PRHYLI
  • RBERN
  • Regional and Embedded Professional Development
  • Regional Scoring
  • RSE-TASC Part II
  • SCDN
  • School Improvement and Professional Development
  • Special Education including the Extended Year Program
  • Strategic Planning
  • Supplemental Educational Services
  • Substitute Calling/SubFinder
  • Tech Camp
  • Tech Valley High School

Career and Technical Education/New Visions/Alternative Education

Danielle Bouton-Wales
Director, Career and Technical Education

10 Empire State Blvd.
Castleton, NY

Anthony DeFazio
Principal, Rensselaer Educational Center
Rensselaer Educational Center
35 Colleen Road
Troy, NY 12180
T: (518) 273-2264
F: (518) 273-4129

  • Arts Center Capital Region
  • New Visions
  • New Visions/RPI
  • New Visions/SUNY East
  • Aviation – Schenectady City Airport
  • Green Technology – Rensselaer High School

Ted Hennessy
Specialist, Career Development
1070 Rt. 9
Castleton, NY 12033
T: (518) 479-6914
F: (518) 766-3475

  • Career and Technical Education Student Recruitment
  • New Visions Recruitment and Admissions
  • Perkins Coordinator
  • Greater Capital Region Career Pathways Coordination
  • Eastern NY BOCES Building Analyst Coordination
  • Learn and Serve America Coordinator
  • Work-Based Learning

Jake Stomieroski
Principal, Columbia-Greene Educational Center
Columbia-Greene Educational Center
131 Union Turnpike
Hudson, NY 12534
T: (518) 828-4157
F: (518) 828-0084

  • Greenville HS ALP
  • Hudson HS (CNA)
  • Career Academy
  • Catskill – Media Communications

District Services

Arts in Education
Jen Cannell
Director, School Library System & Arts in Education

Arlene Sampson
Arts in Education Specialist
Central Office
10 Empire State Blvd.
Castleton, NY 12033
T: (518) 477-8771
F: (518) 477-9833

Communications
Dan Sherman
Director of Communications
Central Office
10 Empire State Blvd.
Castleton, NY 12033
T: (518) 477-8771
F: (518) 732-1041

  • Communications Consulting
  • Electronic Communications
  • Events Planning
  • Facilitation
  • Graphic Design
  • Marketing Communications
  • Media Relations
  • Promotions
  • Printing
  • Social Media
  • Website Development and Maintenance
  • Writing and Editing

Distance Learning/Online Learning
Jeffrey Elliott
Specialist
Instructional Support Center
1070 Route 9
Castleton, NY 12033
T: (518) 477-8771
F: (518) 766-3475

Grants
Jacqueline Johnson
Specialist
Central Office
10 Empire State Blvd.
Castleton, NY 12033
T: (518) 477-8771
F: (518) 477-9833

Health and Safety
Craig Hansen
Director
Central Office
10 Empire State Boulevard
Castleton, NY 12033
T: (518) 479-6970
F: (518) 766-3475

  • Health & Safety Services
  • Blood Borne Pathogens Training
  • Asbestos Management
  • Right-To-Know Training
  • Operations and Maintenance

Model Schools
Carolyn Strauch
Coordinator

10 Empire State Blvd.
Castleton, NY 12033
T: (518) 477-8771
F: (518) 479-3230

Odyssey of the Mind
Arlene Sampson
Specialist
Central Office
10 Empire State Blvd.
Castleton, NY 12033
T: (518) 477-8771
F: (518) 477-9833

School Library System
Jen Cannell
Specialist
Instructional Support Center
1070 Route 9
Castleton, NY 12033
T: (518) 766-3400
F: (518) 766-3475

  • ERIC Searches
  • Library Automation
  • School Library Services

State Aid & Financial Planning Service
Michele Levings
Director
Central Office
10 Empire State Blvd.
Castleton, NY 12033
T: (518) 477-2635
F: (518) 477-4284

Substitute Calling
Jeffrey Elliott
Specialist
Instructional Support Center
1070 Route 9
Castleton, NY 12033
T: (518) 477-8771
F: (518) 766-3475

Special Education

Karen Brockley
Principal, Sackett Educational Center
John E. Sackett Educational Center
200 Schuurman Road
Castleton, NY 12033
T: (518) 479-3520

  • Sackett Educational Center
  • District-based Class Supervision
    • Red Mill Elementary
    • Maple Hill MS

Arlene DeSienna
Specialist, Pre-Kindergarten

Central Office
10 Empire State Blvd.
Castleton, NY 12033
T: (518) 477-8771
F: (518) 479-3230

  • Pre-Kindergarten Program Supervision
    • Berlin Pre-K
    • Cairo-Durham Pre-K
    • Hudson Pre-K
    • Ichabod Crane Pre-K

Heather Lansing
Principal, Catskill Academy
Catskill Academy
C/O Catskill CSD
341 West Main Street
Catskill, NY 12414
T: (518) 719-1440
F: (518) 719-1538

  • Catskill Academy
  • District-based Class Supervision
    • Catskill CSD
    • Goff MS
    • Ichabod Crane CSD
    • Art Teacher

Sally Lauletta
Transition Services Coordinator
Central Office
10 Empire State Blvd.
Castleton, NY 12033
T: (518) 477-8771
F: (518) 479-3230

Chris Martel
Principal, Special Education
George Washington School
344 Menemsha Lane
Troy, NY 12180
T: (518) 283-5752
F: (518) 283-5621

  • George Washington School
  • District-based Class Supervision
    • Columbia HS
  • Special Education Reading Resource Teacher

Andrew Pemrick
Principal, Rensselaer Academy
Rensselaer Academy
25 Van Rensselaer Drive
Rensselaer, NY 12144
T: (518) 396-3520
F: (518) 432-0346

  • Rensselaer Academy
  • District-based Class Supervision
    • Rensselaer CSD
  • Physical Education Teachers
  • Special Education Reading Resource Teacher

Kimberly Rockenstyre
Assistant Director of Special Education
Central Office
10 Empire State Blvd.
Castleton, NY 12033
T: (518) 477-8771
F: (518) 477-9833

  • Coordinators of Behavior Intervention, Behavior
  • Specialist; Intake/Student Placements
  • Related Services – OT, PT, Speech
  • Psychological Services, DHH, TVI/OM, Music

Robin Sobol
Director, Special Education
Central Office
10 Empire State Blvd.
Castleton, NY 12033
T: (518) 477-8771
F: (518) 477-9833

  • Medical (RN, School Physician)
  • Sarah’s Sisters
  • Transition Coordinator/Guidance Counselor

Tech Valley High School®

James A. Niedermeier
Principal and Chief Academic Officer, Tech Valley High School
246 Tricentennial Drive
Albany, NY 12203
T: (518) 862-4960
F: (518) 525-2666