WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – James Langlois, district superintendent of Putnam Northern Westchester Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) has been named the 2015 New York State School Superintendent of the Year.
“To the extent that the award calls attention to the challenges faced by public education and its long history of successes in the face of those challenges, I am honored to receive this recognition,” said Langlois. “It is an honor that I am proud to share with every superintendent who leads public schools.”
BOCES works to help school districts meet the challenges of education reform with various programs.
Langlois has been BOCES district superintendent for ten years.
Under his leadership, the BOCES has created a Center for Educational Leadership providing graduate degree and certification programs for educators in partnership with several colleges and universities; and introduced new offerings in the technology and medical fields among others.
Previously, he was schools superintendent in Goshen, N.Y. and an assistant superintendent on Long Island. He held various leadership positions at schools in Manhattan and the Bronx after beginning his career in education 50 years ago as a High School English teacher in Connecticut.
Langlois is a former president of the New York State Council of School Superintendents.
He is a candidate for national superintendent of the year. The recipient of that award will be honored at the American Association of School Administrators’ National Conference on Education in San Diego, Calif., in February 2015.
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