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Carlson named CNYBA School Board Member of Achievement

Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES board member Kathryn Carlson was recently honored as a Central New York School Board Association (CNYSBA) School Board Member of Achievement.

During the CNYSBA’s annual dinner, school board members from throughout Central New York were honored as members of achievement, including Carlson, who has served on the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Board of Education for the last 13 years.

Upon receiving her award, Carlson said it has been her honor to serve with so many outstanding and hardworking individuals throughout the years.

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for extending me this honor,” Carlson said. “Thank you to all the board members, administrators, teachers, staff, students and parents that make this all work.”

Carlson thanked her family and friends for their support in what has turned out to be her, “Life-long obsession with education and its improvement to meet the needs of all students.”

Carlson also thanked her two granddaughters, who she said have given her a front row seat to the experience of being a BOCES student.

During her tenure at Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES, Carlson has been elected to represent and serve the board as both vice president (four years) and president (three years). In addition, Carlson has served on the BOCES’ Audit Committee, and currently utilizes her wisdom, expertise, and insight on the BOCES’ Policy Committee.

As a component school board member, Kathryn served on the Skaneateles Central School District Board of Education, where she was also elected by her peers to lead in the positions of vice president and president.

Throughout Carlson’s dedicated service to children, she has been an active leader and supporter of the CNYSBA. She currently is a member of the CNYSBA Board of Directors; and is a consistent presence at the CNYSBA legislative breakfasts to discuss state aid funding, the NYS property tax formula and public education issues with legislators.

Kathryn is a graduate of Cornell University (B.A., Psychology), Syracuse University (M.S., School Psychology) and is a longtime resident of Skaneateles. She retired from the Skaneateles Central School District in 2007, after serving the district for 30 years. 

During that time, Kathryn worked as a School Psychologist and retired from the district as Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services and Special Programs.

Kathryn Carlson