Each month we introduce you to a different member of our staff with a short Q&A. Cyndi Herron is one of our newest Special Education administrators, joining us right at the tail-end of 2018. Read on to learn about her role at Questar III and what she is looking forward to as she settles in to her new role.
What is your role here at Questar III, and where do you work?
I am the Special Education Coordinator. I’m based out of the main office, and I started December 31, 2018.
How do you see your role as supporting the BOCES and its school districts?
My role is to support school districts by coordinating the referral and intake process for prospective students in the special education programs we offer at Questar III. I am the contact person for Committee for Special Education Directors and Chairpersons to provide support and guidance about our services and placement opportunities. I look forward to working closely with our Director of Special Education, our principals and staff as we strive to meet students’ individual needs.
What is your background like – previous jobs, education, etc.?
Most recently I was the CSE Chairperson and Middle School Assistant Principal for Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District. Prior to becoming an administrator, I was a Dean of Students, CSE Chairperson, Instructional Study Team Leader and School Counselor for the Chatham Central School District. I completed my undergraduate, graduate, Building and District leadership degrees all through SUNY Plattsburgh. I am a proud alumna of each program. Throughout my career I have worked with children and young adults Pre-K – Higher Education. I look forward to applying my building leader, special education and counseling experience to my new role.
What do you like most about your job?
So far, I have enjoyed meeting the staff that coordinates the services at Questar III. Everyone has been very supportive and welcoming! I have also really enjoyed visiting our school sites meeting and interacting with staff and students. It is inspiring to see staff creating safe and successful learning environments and to see how our programs are developed to meet the needs of students. I am proud to be a part of the team.
Tell us a bit about your life outside of Questar III.
I live in the area and am loving my new commute! My husband and I live in a 200+ year old home which we have been slowly renovating and upgrading as time and money allows! We raised our two children here who are now college graduates. We love spending time with them, our 2 spoiled dogs, my wonderful friends and traveling to see our large, extended family. We also spend as much time as we can kayaking, hiking, getting to shows and embracing the experiences life brings. I am anticipating that my new role will bring many new and exciting experiences to embrace!