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Rockland BOCES is governed by a policy-making board of education comprised of members from its eight component districts’ boards. Rockland BOCES Board members serve unpaid, three-year terms and are elected by component boards of education as part of the April BOCES administrative budget vote. To review Board policies, agendas and minutes, click here.

Meet the Board

The eight component school districts are each represented on the Rockland BOCES Board of Education. Rockland BOCES Board members are nominated by their respective Boards and elected to three-year, unpaid terms by the component districts.

Sandi Jeanette, President

Sandi Jeanette, President

Representing Ramapo Central

Term ends: 6/30/19

Mrs. Jeanette has been a member of the BOCES Board of Education since 2007. Currently a community health coordinator at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Mrs. Jeanette previously served for 21 years as county director for the American Heart Association. She is a former member of the Ramapo Central Board of Education and is actively involved with a number of local organizations that promote health and wellness.

Peggy Zugibe, Vice-President

Peggy Zugibe, Vice-President

Representing Haverstraw-Stony Point

Term ends: 6/30/17

Mrs. Zugibe represents the Haverstraw-Stony Point Central School District Board of Education and has been a member of the Rockland BOCES Board of Education since 2008. She has been a member of the Haverstraw-Stony Point Board of Education since 1993 and is treasurer of the Rockland County School Boards Association.

She also serves as the Area 10 director of the New York State School Boards Association, representing boards in Rockland, Westchester and Putnam counties. She is the longtime chair of the steering committee of the Hudson-Long Island Coalition for Responsible State Funding of Education, a board member of the United Way of Rockland County, and a member of the joint policy committee of the Lower-Hudson Education Coalition and the Mid-Hudson School Study Council.

Wendy Adolff

Wendy Adolff

Representing Clarkstown

Term ends: 6/30/19

Mrs. Adolff was appointed to the Rockland BOCES Board of Education in 2016 to represent the Clarkstown Central School District. During her four years on Clarkstown’s Board of Education, Mrs. Adolff has served as vice president and as a member of its policy, wellness and professional development committees. A long-time volunteer, she is a former co-president of the New City Elementary PTA and has participated in numerous school district focus groups and committees. Mrs. Adolff is an independent title closer for several title agencies in Rockland, Westchester and Orange counties.

Bernard Charles, Jr.

Bernard Charles, Jr.

Representing East Ramapo

Term ends: 06/30/19

Mr. Charles was elected to the Rockland BOCES Board of Education in 2016 to represent the East Ramapo Central School District, where he is a current Board member. He was previously appointed to the Rockland BOCES Board in 2015. Mr. Charles is Director of the Town of Ramapo Cultural Arts Center and serves as Vice President and Coordinator of Youth Programs for East Ramapo SEPTSA and as an advisor for the FOUR Floors Young Men’s Coalition.

Thomas DePrisco

Thomas DePrisco

Representing Pearl River

Term ends 6/30/18

Mr. DePrisco first served as a BOCES Board member from 2011-2012. He was re-elected to the Board effective July 2015, with his term expiring in June 2018. He has been a member of the Pearl River Board of Education since 2008, and is serving his second year as vice president. He is a member of the Rockland County School Boards Association and is currently in his second year as secretary of that association. Mr. DePrisco is a former tenured NYC public school teacher and retired Captain of the NYPD. He is a member of PRHS PTSA, and SEPTA and a past and active member of the Franklin Avenue Middle School and High School PTAs.

Edward Dingman

Edward Dingman

Representing Nanuet

Term ends: 06/30/20

In addition to his service to the Rockland BOCES Board of Education, Ed Dingman has served as a trustee on the Nanuet Union Free School District Board of Education since 2011. He retired in 2009 from the New York City Police Department at the rank of Detective following 20 years of distinguished service. Ed currently works as a contractor for both Louisiana State University and the U.S. Department of State, tasked with training police officers worldwide in forensic investigations and terrorism. Ed and his wife Sheila O’Brien moved to Nanuet in 2000 and have two sons attending school in the district. They chose Nanuet because of its schools and he is proud to serve on boards which are deeply committed to the education of all students.

Ed has coached for the Nanuet Little League, Nanuet Knights youth travel baseball and served as a “Build Captain” for the Highview Community Playground.

Deborah P. Gatti

Deborah P. Gatti

Member-At-Large

Term ends: 6/30/17

Ms. Gatti was appointed to the Rockland BOCES Board of Education in 2016 and has served on the Haverstraw-Stony Point School District Board of Education since 2005. She is currently an administrative assistant at Robert A. Lenahan Architects. Mrs. Gatti previously worked for 13 years as Village Clerk for the Village of Haverstraw. Ms. Gatti is a former President of the Rockland County School Boards Association (2011-13), President of the Haverstraw-Stony Point School Board of Education (2009-2013) and Haverstraw-Stony Point PTA Council President (1998-2005).

Michael Mark

Michael Mark

Representing Nyack

Term ends: 6/30/17

Mr. Mark has been a member of the BOCES Board of Education since 2011. He is Vice President of the Nyack Board of Education and is currently serving his sixth term. Mr. Mark is a professional musician and a trustee on the Valley Cottage Library Board.

Rosemary Pitruzzella

Rosemary Pitruzzella

Representing South Orangetown

Term ends: 6/30/18

Mrs. Pitruzzella has been a member of the BOCES Board of Education since 2009. She has served on the South Orangetown Board of Education since 2004 and is a past Board president. She has been an active PTA leader in the district and has more than a decade of managerial experience in the private and public sectors.

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

Rockland BOCES does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, gender (sex), gender identity, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status or political affiliation, and additionally does not discriminate against students on the basis of weight, gender identity, gender expression, and religious practices or any other basis prohibited by New York State and/or federal non-discrimination laws in employment or its programs and activities. Rockland BOCES provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth organizations. Inquiries regarding Rockland BOCES non-discrimination policies or procedures should be directed to either:

  1. Ana Reluzco
    Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
    Civil Rights Compliance Officer
    Rockland BOCES
    65 Parrott Road
    West Nyack, NY 10994
    (845) 627-4712
    rbcompliance@rboces.org

  2. United States Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights

More Information

Contact

Rockland BOCES
65 Parrott Road, Building #7
West Nyack, NY 10994
(845) 627-4702

Erin Sussman
Clerk to the Board

Attorneys

Stephen Fromson
Greenberg, Wanderman & Fromson
150 Airport Executive Park Suite 159
Nanuet, NY 10954
(845) 356-3334

Richard G. Kass
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
330 Madison Ave., 39th Floor
New York, NY 10017
(646) 253-2322

Treasurer

Marie Moreno
65 Parrott Road, Building #4
West Nyack, NY 10994
(845) 627-4723

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