Executive Leadership Team
District Superintendent Dr. Gladys I. Cruz
Chief executive officer of the BOCES. Oversees all BOCES offices and services. She also oversees the executive leadership team, school attorney, certification specialist, human resources, Superintendent Council and Superintendents’ Success Network (SSN).
Administrative Assistant: Janet Sawyer, 518-479-6993, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy Superintendent, Chief Innovation Officer Harry Hadjioannou
Oversees all business office operations (including payroll, financial management and planning, rent and capital projects, and contract administration and management), business officials meetings, business operations of the Education Foundation and the Administration and District Services Superintendents’ Subcommittee. Also oversees all business and financial services, including state aid and financial planning service, BOCES planning and support service, STAC service, shared business manager, GASB45, internal audit, central business office and human resources service, administrative management and planning, claims auditing, fixed assets, Health Insurance Trust, Workers Compensation Consortium, cooperative purchasing and equipment leases. Also oversees health and safety, risk management, communications, operations and maintenance (O&M), shared O&M, couriers and warehouse operations, information technology, program reviews and textbook program. He also participates in the Joint Management Team (JMT) business officials’ meetings.
Administrative Assistant: Barbara Boudreau, 518-479-6867, email@example.com
Chief Academic Officer Anthony Taibi
Anthony Taibi, Ed.S joined Questar III in May 2019 as Chief Academic Officer. He oversees all academic programming within the BOCES including Career & Technical Education, Special Education, Alternative Education, Adult & Continuing Education, New Visions, Tech Valley High School, Distance Learning and Pre-Kindergarten. Prior to coming to the BOCES, Taibi served as Superintendent of the Cairo-Durham Central School District since 2014, and Cairo-Durham High School Principal from 2007-2014. His educational career began as an elementary school teacher in Florida before progressing to elementary and secondary administrative roles prior to moving to New York.
Taibi holds a B.A. from William Paterson University and an M.A. and Ed.S. from Nova-Southeastern University. Taibi and his wife have five children who attend the Greenville Central School District.
Administrative Assistant: Robin Emanatian, 518-479-6882, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chief School Improvement Officer Terry Bordell
Terry Bordell joined Questar III BOCES in April 2019 as Chief School Improvement Officer. In this role, he oversees Staff Development, Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBERN), Data Analysis Services, the Angelo del Toro Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute (PRHYLI), School Library System, Model School, Regional Scoring, Home Schooling, Leadership Coaches and more. Prior to coming to the BOCES, Bordell served as a district administrator in the City School District of Albany. He has also served as an English teacher, Secondary English Teacher-Leader and High School Assistant Principal at the Chatham Central School District. He began his teaching career in Phoenix Arizona as a middle school ELA teacher.
Bordell holds a B.S. in Secondary English Education from Buffalo State College, an M.A. in English from Northern Arizona University and an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Bordell’s wife, Candi, also works in public education as an elementary ENL teacher in Scotia-Glenville. They have one daughter who attends the Bethlehem Central School District.
Administrative Assistant: Debbie Rozniewski, 518-479-6884, email@example.com
Director of Human Resources Mike Buono
Certification Specialist Gregory Portanova
School Attorney – vacant
Other Central Administration Functions
The administrative budget supports the management and leadership provided by the BOCES board and central administration, which includes the District Superintendent, business office, and board clerk.
The Business Office is responsible for accounts payable/receivable, budget development, and purchasing. Please call 518-477-8771 to reach this office. Interesting in bidding, surplus or RFP information? Contact Purchasing Agent Julie Best at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questar III is authorized by the State Education Department to evaluate certification applications for areas related to professional services. For more information, contact Gregory Portanova at 518-479-6883 or email@example.com.
This office oversees the hiring of new employees and staff benefits. Please visit our employment page to view openings and information on how to apply. Questar III employees looking for forms or benefit information should visit InfoCenter.