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Board of Education appoints new District Superintendent for Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES

The Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Board of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian K. Hartwell, Ed.D. as the new BOCES district superintendent. Following a comprehensive four-month search, the Board chose Dr. Hartwell in part for his past successes in a similar role, combined with his demonstrated leadership and unique vision for the BOCES moving forward.  
“We are so excited that Dr. Hartwell will be joining us in May,” said Board of Education President Melinda Quanbeck. “We think his experience and dynamic leadership will help take our already great BOCES to the next level.”
“I am honored and excited to begin my role as District Superintendent,” said Dr. Hartwell. “The opportunity to serve as a strong voice for all children is very humbling. The foundation that exists at Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES, coupled with the remarkable work being done by our Commissioner and Board of Regents, offers hope that we can meet our responsibility of affording each child world-class learning opportunities and experiences.”
Most recently, Dr. Hartwell served as the superintendent of schools for Pulaski Academy & Central School District, and has more than 20 years of experience in education. He has served in the roles of teacher, assistant principal, and executive principal, before becoming superintendent. Dr. Hartwell’s education includes bachelor’s and master’s degrees, plus a Certificate of Advanced Study from the State University of New York at Oswego. He earned his Doctorate in Executive Leadership from St. John Fisher College in Rochester.
Dr. Hartwell is no stranger to BOCES and its programs. Throughout his time at the Oswego City School District, he worked with CiTi (Center for Instruction, Technology, & Innovation) BOCES and its nine component districts, to help fund, develop, and implement the CiTi Autism Program, which was created in response to the regional need to assist children who have autism. This program has grown and become a model for the New York State Education Department (NYSED).
Dr. Hartwell also worked extensively to implement full-day Career & Technical Education (CTE) for all interested high school students in Oswego County. Driven by new graduation pathways made available by NYSED and regional employment needs, full-day CTE classes are available to all high school students in the nine component districts. This curriculum is guided by a project-based learning approach to education, and affords students the opportunity to participate in industry-based internships that will give them a firsthand look at what employment in their chosen vocation may entail.
Dr. Hartwell will begin his official duties with Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES in May.





Brian K. Hartwell, Ed.D.
District Superintendent of Schools

1879 West Genesee Street Rd.
Auburn, NY 13021
Phone: (315) 253-0361

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