Board of Education

Members of the board are volunteers who are elected by members of the Boards of Education of our component school districts to serve for three-year terms.

Duties and responsibilities of the board include:

  • Provide shared educational services to our component schools.
  • Conduct needs assessments and long-range planning for BOCES and component school districts.
  • Employ teachers and support staff to carry out BOCES programs.
  • Prepare an annual BOCES budget and oversee annual expenditures.
  • Set policies for the organization and plans for future growth and change.
  • Appoint BOCES district superintendents (subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Education).
  • Work closely with the Capital Region BOCES district superintendent to implement state laws and board policies and directions.

To contact the Board of Education, email boe@neric.org.

Board Members

Headshot of Nancy Del Prado

Nancy delPrado

President
Elected: 2014
Current term ends: 2023
Home district: Mohonasen Central School District


Heather Soroka

Vice-President
Elected: 2018
Current term ends: 2022 
Home district: Watervliet City School District
Member of: Watervliet City School District Board of Education


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John Bergeron

Elected: 1976
Current term ends: 2023
Home district: Schenectady City School District 
Member of: Tech Valley High School Board of Education


Capital Region BOCES Board Member Naomi Hoffman

Naomi Hoffman

Elected: 2020
Current term ends: 2023
Home district: Shenendehowa Central School District
Member of: Shenendehowa Central School District Board of Education


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Kevin Kutzscher

Elected: 1995
Current term ends: 2022
Home district: Sharon Springs Central School District
Member of: Tech Valley High School Board of Education 


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Lynne Lenhardt

Elected: 1997
Current term ends: 2021
Home district: Bethlehem Central School District
Member of: Tech Valley High School Board of Education


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Barbara Mauro

Elected: 2009
Current term ends: 2021
Home district: Niskayuna Central School District


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John Phelan

Elected: 1994
Current term ends: 2023
Home district: Guilderland Central School District


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Rose Surman

Elected: 2007
Current term ends: 2022
Home district: Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School District 


Matthew Tedeschi

Matthew Tedeschi

Elected: 2019
Current term ends: 2022
Home district: Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School District 
Member of: Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School District Board of Education