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



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.

When will it stop?

When will it stop?

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.

In Memoriam: Thank you for your service

In Memoriam: Thank you for your service

During the month of January our BOCES region lost four longtime supporters of public education – Peter Rupp, Jann Leonard, Ann Holstein and Michael Anson.

Upcoming Events

Thu 26

Questar III Business Official Meeting

April 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
May 04

School Improvement Meeting

May 4 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
May 10

Federation Board Meeting

May 10 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
May 10

Board of Education Meeting

May 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm