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

State of our schools

State of our schools

Read the District Superintendent’s monthly column in the Register Star and Daily Mail newspapers.

State of our schools

Reviewing Our Graduation Measures

This month, SED will resume hosting regional information meetings across the state to gather feedback on what a state diploma should signify to ensure educational excellence and equity for every student in New York.

State of our schools

Women in the Trades

Did you know that only 3% of employees in the skilled trades are women? Females are significantly underrepresented in the skill trades at a time when many companies are looking for help, a significant number of trade workers are nearing retirement, and the pandemic has had a disproportionate economic impact on women.

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