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.
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
Residents across the region and state will vote on school district budgets and elect school board members on Tuesday, May 18.
While COVID-19 has disrupted our operations in ways we could have never imagined, it has not impacted our desire to expand opportunities for high school students.
This observance is part of a national effort to raise awareness about the inclusion of those with developmental disabilities in all facets of community life as well as awareness of the challenges they may face.