Contact Us

Adult Education and Workforce Development

GED/ESOL
Erin Loffredo
Adult Literacy Program Facilitator
(518) 477-8771, ext. 6839
Erin.Loffredo@questar.org

Health Occupations
Erin Loffredo
(518) 273-2264
nursing@questar.org

Questar III’s LPN programs are based at Rensselaer Educational Center in Troy and Hudson High School in Hudson.

International Center for Workforce and Personal Development
Heather Lansing
Principal, Columbia-Greene Educational Center
131 Union Turnpike
Hudson, NY 12534
T: (518) 828-4157
F: (518) 828-0084

Central Administration

Dr. James N. Baldwin
District Superintendent
Central Office
10 Empire State Blvd.
Castleton, NY 12033
T: (518) 477-8771
F: (518) 477-9833

  • Commissioner's Representative, Rensselaer, Columbia and Greene Counties
  • District Liaison (Superintendents & Boards of Education)
  • Questar III Chief Executive Officer
  • Superintendent Professional Development Coordination

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

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

  • Special Education
  • Professional Development
  • Model Schools
  • Curriculum Development
  • ESOL
  • School Improvement Activities
  • Data Coordination & Analysis
  • School Quality Review
  • School District Principal's Meetings
  • RSC-TASC II (SETRC)
  • State Regional Assessments (3-8)
  • PRHYLI
  • PDP Committee
  • Regional Scoring
  • Principal's Coaching Program
  • Bus Driver Training
  • SES
  • Home Instruction
  • Library Services
  • Grant Writer
  • Grant Management
  • Human Resources Operations
  • Retreat Day Planning

Dr. Andrew DeFeo
Assistant Superintendent
Central Office
10 Empire State Blvd.
Castleton, NY 12033
T: (518) 477-8771
F: (518) 477-9833

  • Career and Technical Education
  • Tech Valley High School®
  • Technical Centers That Work
  • Related & Itinerant Services
  • Summer School
  • Distance Learning
  • Communication Services
  • School District Principal's Meetings
  • Mentoring Program
  • Conference Approval (Inst. Staff)
  • Regents Examinations
  • Adult & Continuing Education
  • LPN
  • Alternative Education
  • Arts & Education
  • Odyssey of the Mind
  • Career Pathways Grant Program
  • Tech Camp
  • Strategic Planning

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

  • Administrative Budget Development
  • Capital Projects
  • Business School/4 Seminars
  • Audits
  • Regional BOCES Bus. Official
  • Business Officials meetings
  • Financial Management/Treasury Functions & Reporting
  • Business Office Operations
  • Payroll Operations
  • Co-op Bids
  • GASB 45
  • Internal Audit
  • State Aid Planning
  • Health Insurance Trust
  • Workers Compensation Consortium
  • Education Foundation
  • Warehouse Operations
  • Fixed Asset Inventory
  • Co-op Bids & Lease Purchases
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Fleet Management/Mechanic
  • Internal Service Funds
  • C.B.O/SA-112
  • Health & Safety
  • Operations & Maintenance
  • Textbooks program
  • Library media
  • General/Federal Budget Development
  • Rent & Lease Agreements
  • Business School/4 Seminars
  • Regional BOCES Business Official
  • Business Officials Meetings
  • Contract Administration and Management
  • Ed. Communications (tied w/ Library Media)
  • WinCap Maintenance & Training

Career and Technical Education/New Visions/Alternative Education
Anthony DeFazio
Principal, Rensselaer Educational Center
Rensselaer Educational Center
35 Colleen Road
Troy, NY 12180
T: (518) 273-2264
F: (518) 273-4129

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

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

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

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

District Services

Arts in Education
Arlene Sampson
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

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
    • Goff Middle School
    • Adaptive Physical Education (APE) Teachers

Karla McDowell
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
  • Pre-Kindergarten Program Supervision
    • Berlin
    • Ichabod Crane
    • New Lebanon
  • Transition Coordinator

Andrew Pemrick
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
  • Cairo-Durham Pre-K
  • Supervision of Itinerant/Related Services
    • Occupational Therapy (OT)
    • Physical Therapy (PT)
    • Speech
    • Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH)
    • Music Therapy
    • RN
    • Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Mehgan Rivers
Intake Coordinator
Central Office
10 Empire State Blvd.
Castleton, NY 12033
T: (518) 477-8771
F: (518) 477-9833

  • Intake Coordinator
  • District-based Class Supervision
    • Ichabod Crane High School
    • Red Mill Elementary School

Kimberly Rockenstyre
Principal, Sackett Educational Center
John E. Sackett Educational Center
200 Schuurman Road
Castleton, NY 12033
T: (518) 479-3520
F: (518) 479-3651

  • Sackett Educational Center
  • District-based Class Supervision
    • Columbia High School
    • Genet Elementary School
  • Behavior Specialist Services
  • School Psychologist Supervision
  • Psychological Supervision
  • School Social Worker Supervision

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

  • Adaptive Physical Education Supervision
  • Itinerant Services
  • Literacy Specialist
  • Materials and Resource Center
  • Medicaid Reporting
  • OT & PT Supervision
  • SETRC Special Education Profession Development Specialists
  • Special Education Programs and Related Services
  • Special Education Student Intake
  • Special Education Student Placement
  • Speech Therapist Supervision

Tech Valley High School®

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