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
Students across the country remembered the victims of the Parkland shooting and called for change in their schools and communities. Throughout our BOCES region, students stood up and spoke out in many different ways.
Parkland was named Florida’s safest city last year yet on Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday it became the site of one of deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history.
During the month of January our BOCES region lost four longtime supporters of public education – Peter Rupp, Jann Leonard, Ann Holstein and Michael Anson.