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Central Administration

Sarah Chauncey, DPS-IM

Sarah A. Chauncey, DPS-IM
District Superintendent/
Chief Executive Officer
(845) 627-4701

 

Mary Jean Marsico, Ed.D.

Amy Albers, Ed.D.
Chief Operating Officer/
Deputy District Superintendent
(845) 627-4703

 

Executive Leadership

As District Superintendent and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Sarah Chauncey serves as the local representative of the state Commissioner of Education by assisting local school districts in the implementation of the New York State Education Law and the interpretation of the Commissioner’s Regulations and rules of the Board of Regents. 

In this role, Dr. Chauncey works closely with the BOCES administrative team to provide forward-thinking leadership to more than 1,000 agency employees while building organizational capacity across divisions and cross-sector partnerships.

Sarah’s leadership role extends to our component school districts, where she assists the education commissioner with implementing statewide initiatives, while providing counsel and expert guidance to local superintendents as they fulfill state mandates. She is also responsible for overseeing all BOCES programs and services provided at the request of local school districts and partner agencies. 

Dr. Chauncey’s depth of experience as an educator, business analyst, researcher, information and communications technology specialist supports her innovative approach to solving complex problems in both the public and private sectors.

Prior to her appointment to District Superintendent, Dr. Chauncey served as Rockland BOCES Chief Information Officer and Director of Instructional Technology and Curriculum Development.

Dr. Chauncey has more than two decades of high-level experience as a corporate analyst, computer consultant, trainer and developer of commercial software and business applications for major corporations. She also developed groundbreaking coursework and provided instruction for business and government agencies. As co-owner and Vice President of StarTech Software, she created one of the first report management and distribution systems for mainframe and desktop computers. Her product “Digital Pencil” was awarded a Gates Innovation Grant. 

A longtime resident of Nanuet, Dr. Chauncey served as a member of the Nanuet Union Free School District Board of Education from 1997 to 2020. As one of Rockland County’s most experienced school administrators, Sarah developed a variety of curricula and presented courses for public schools, colleges and business settings across the region. Her research focuses on Smart Cities, Motivation and Equity. 

 

 

As Chief Operating Officer and Deputy District Superintendent, Dr. Amy Albers oversees day-to-day administrative operations of Rockland BOCES, including business and finance, human resources, management services, facilities and transportation. Working across all BOCES divisions and the Executive Leadership Team, Amy works collaboratively to build and fortify BOCES programs and services that support local districts.

As Rockland BOCES Assistant Superintendent for Student Services (2009-2021), Dr. Albers led the development of innovative BOCES programming options and community-focused solutions to address special education needs across Rockland County’s component school districts. She was an architect of Rockland County’s system of care and played an integral role in creating the Partnership for Safe and Healthy Youth, a multi-agency collaborative to enhance services for at-risk teens and their families. She provided management oversight of more than 600 staff and dozens of specialized school programs for more than 800 students facing learning challenges, including autism, cognitive disabilities, medical fragility and developmental disabilities.

A passionate advocate for children has been a hallmark of Dr. Albers’ professional journey. As a special education consultant, she chaired school district-based committees, assessed programs and led quality assurance initiatives. She served as Principal of the Jesse J. Kaplan School (1993-1996) and was an adjunct professor at Columbia University, National Training Coordinator of programs for children with special needs and a special education teacher.

Dr. Albers’ experience in public education is wide-ranging, comprehensive and intensive: In leadership roles, extensive leadership experience in virtually every area of special education and participation in dozens of partnerships, programs and new ways of facilitating learning and success at the primary and secondary levels.

From classroom teacher to special education consultant to school administrator, Dr. Albers has developed innovative programs that support students in every district in Rockland County. This knowledge and experience has allowed her to gain a deep appreciation of the differences and commonalities across our diverse school communities. Dr. Albers is dedicated to making decisions that are guided by data, informed by vision and responsive to the needs of our learners.

A skilled pedagogical leader with more than three decades of public education experience, Dr. Albers sets programmatic and operational direction and ensures the high quality of our services and programs – making certain that Rockland BOCES is best serving students, families and educators from across our region and beyond.

Dr. Albers is a lifetime resident of Rockland County.  

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Contact

Rockland BOCES
65 Parrott Road, Building #7
West Nyack, NY 10994
(845) 627-4700

Sarah A. Chauncey, DPS-IM
District Superintendent/
Chief Executive Officer

Amy Albers, Ed.D.
Chief Operating Officer/
Deputy District Superintendent

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, reproductive rights decisions, 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. Yasmin Helou-Caré, Ph.D.
    Executive Director of Human Resources
    Civil Rights Compliance Officer
    Rockland BOCES
    65 Parrott Road
    West Nyack, NY 10994
    (845) 627-4729
    rbcompliance@rboces.org

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