Anthony Taibi joined Questar III in May and will oversee all academic program at the BOCES, including CTE, New Visions, Special Education, Tech Valley High School and more. Learn more about his background with this short Q&A.
How do you support our BOCES and school districts in your role?
In my role as Chief Academic Officer, I provide leadership for academic programming including, Career and Technical Education, Special Education, Alternative Education, Adult & Continuing Education, New Visions and Tech Valley High School. My goal throughout is to support our BOCES and Districts and to ensure that all of our programs and services meet the needs of our students and prepare them so that they may be successful in their chosen pathway.
What is your background (college, previous jobs, etc.)?
Prior to coming to Questar III, I spent the last twelve years in the Cairo-Durham Central School District, first as high school principal and for the last five years as superintendent. I began my career in education as an elementary teacher in Florida. From there I continued my education and received my Masters in Educational Leadership and pursued an administrative position, eventually serving as both an elementary and secondary administrator prior to moving to New York in 2007. I hold a B.A. from William Paterson University and an M.A. and Ed.S. degree from Nova-Southeastern University.
Why did you enter the field of public education?
My fifth grade teacher had such a positive impact on me and while I didn’t realize it at the time, it was this experience and her influence that guided me to the field of education. As I began my teaching career, I recalled the experiences that I had as a student and the positive impact that so many of my teachers had on me. Working to help students who initially do not experience success and helping them find their way brings me great joy. In my role, I have the privilege of working with so many who share a similar vision about what student education should look like and how multiple pathways are essential to student success.
What do you like most about your new role?
The ability to work with so many students, teachers, and administrators across our region is something that is very exciting. The educational landscape is constantly changing and our programs need to meet these challenges. In my program tours I have seen the passion that our staff for their programs and how they work to provide authentic experiences for our students.
Tell us about your life outside Questar III
My wife and I have five amazing children who are each different in their own unique way. My children range in age from 3-13 and attend the Greenville Central School District. When I am not at Questar you can probably find me at a soccer game either coaching or watching one of our kids. In my spare time, I enjoy fishing and anything else that involves the outdoors. My favorite sports teams also happen to be from the three states that I have lived in, New York Yankees, Miami Dolphins, and New Jersey Devils.