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.


Image of Gladys Cruz

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

Celebrating Teaching and Learning

Celebrating Teaching and Learning

May is a time to start winding down another school year, and as we do, it’s a time to look ahead to plenty of “firsts” for students of all ages.

Remembering Paul Puccio

Remembering Paul Puccio

Last month, our region lost an extraordinary public servant who gave so much and who gave life to many initiatives and ideas through his leadership.

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