District Superintendent

The position serves a dual role – acting as the representative of the Commissioner of Education and Chief Executive Officer of the Questar III Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES).

As the Commissioner’s representative, the District Superintendent is responsible for providing strong leadership within the supervisory district and bringing local school district concerns to the attention of state leaders.

As CEO of the BOCES, the District Superintendent leads the organization in the development, implementation and provision of programs and services provided at the request of the component districts and serving districts across New York State.


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Meet Dr. Gladys I. Cruz

Gladys I. Cruz is the District Superintendent of Questar III. Cruz is well-known across the region and state. Over a 30-year span, she has established a distinguished career as a teacher and education leader. Since joining Questar III in 1998, Cruz has served in a number of leadership positions.


From the Desk of Gladys Cruz

Improving mental health in our schools

Improving mental health in our schools

Each year, during the first week of October, we raise awareness of mental health through Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW). This year’s observance centers around a new awareness campaign, “Together for Mental Health.”

Improving mental health in our schools

Welcoming back our students

District Superintendent Dr. Gladys I. Cruz discusses the return of students as part of her monthly column.

The importance of summer learning

The importance of summer learning

Summer is a great time to help children explore their interests and try new things, and to keep them excited about learning and school.

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