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Executive Leadership Team   

The district superintendent and senior executive officer make up Capital Region BOCES' Executive Leadership Team to provide forward-thinking collaborative leadership for the organization.

The district superintendent focuses on state-level responsibilities, such as assisting the education commissioner with implementing statewide initiatives, overseeing the administration of state grants, and working with the regional information center on data warehousing, testing and regional planning.

The senior executive officer will handle the day-to-day oversight of BOCES' programs, services and business operations.

About the District Superintendent

District Superintendent Anita Murphy
Anita Murphy officially began her post as District Superintendent on July 10, 2017. She comes to BOCES from the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Central School District, which serves approximately 1,300 students who reside within a 180 square mile area in Oswego County. She was the superintendent in the district for the last three years. Prior to that, she served as Deputy Superintendent in both the Rochester City and Syracuse City Schools, and the Director of Instruction in the Albany City Schools. She has also worked for the New York State Education Department as an Associate Commissioner. Murphy began her career in the Binghamton City School District where she was a teacher, teacher on special assignment and, finally, the Director of Instructional Data.


About the Senior Executive Officer

Senior Executive Officer Joseph P. Dragone Ph.D.
Joseph P. Dragone, Ph.D., officially began his new post as Senior Executive Officer on Oct. 30, 2017. He has extensive experience in both urban and suburban school district leadership. Dragone has served as superintendent of the Ballston Spa Central School District for the past nine years. The district serves approximately 4,300 students from Pre-K through grade 12. Prior to his time in Ballston Spa, Dragone served as the Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education for the Albany City Schools and as Middle School Principal in the Cohoes City School District.



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