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

A look at summer learning

A look at summer learning

District Superintendent Dr. Gladys Cruz writes about summer learning in her latest column for the Register Star and The Daily Mail newspapers.

A look at summer learning

Asking thoughtful questions about AI

You may have heard about artificial intelligence (AI) or ChatGPT coming to your schools. Some of the largest school systems in the country have banned the use of AI in schools since the November debut of ChatGPT due to concerns about cheating and plagiarism.

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