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
District Superintendent Dr. Gladys I. Cruz writes about the impact of natural forces on the lives of Americans in California, Florida, Puerto Rico and Florida.
As we begin another school year, we pause to recognize an important milestone in our history. Forty years ago, Rensselaer-Columbia-Greene BOCES was born.
This is a bittersweet time for many of our staff, as we say goodbye to students and another school year. Join me in reflecting on the work of the past year.