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SUNY Dean’s Award for Teaching Winner

[PIC] Kelly Felipe, ABC Programs Special Education Teacher, Grades 5 & 6Kelly Felipe, a teacher at the Dutchess BOCES Salt Point Center, is a recipient of the SUNY Dean’s Award for Teaching.  The School of Education at SUNY New Paltz established the Dean's Award for Excellence in teaching in 1984 to recognize outstanding teachers in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Melissa Murphy, SPC principal, made the nomination. Inset: Kelly Felipe, Dutchess BOCES Special Education Teacher, ABC Programs - Grades 5 & 6

BOCES Poised for Successful School Year

[PIC] 2018-2019 Dutchess BOCES Convocation
Deputy Superintendent Cora Stempel welcomed new and returning Dutchess BOCES staff members Tuesday, September 4th at the annual Convocation. More than 75 new employees joined the Agency for the 2018-19 school year. Board of Trustees President Edward McCormick was on hand to offer encouragement and well wishes on behalf of the Board.

Dutchess BOCES Welcomes New Employees

[PIC] New members of “Team BOCES” in Orientation

On Wednesday August 29th, Superintendent Dr. Richard Hooley and his administrators welcomed over 70 employees to the BOCES team. The day’s orientation was filled with valuable information and activities designed to help new employees come together as they join “Team Dutchess BOCES”.

2018 Summer Scholars

[PIC] Three Student Summer Scholar 2018 Participants

Exceptional high school students from across the county attended the Dutchess BOCES Summer Scholars Program and analyzed “The War in Vietnam after 50 Years” from political, historical, literary, and media perspectives. 

NYSSBA Education 2030 Summit

[PIC] NYSSBA Education 2030 Summit Participants

The New York State School Boards Association held an “Education 2030 Summit” at the Dutchess BOCES Career and Technical Institute in Poughkeepsie on May 22.  The summit’s focus was on what education will look like in 2030, when today’s kindergarten students will graduate.

Annual BOCES Board Meeting 2018

[PIC] Silhouette image of Individuals at a Board Meeting

The BOCES Annual Meeting was held on April 14th at 11:30 in the dining room facility of the Career and Technical Institute at 49 BOCES Rd. in Poughkeepsie.  The meeting and budget presentation were part of the larger EXPO activities that morning.  The Annual Meeting was followed by the regular April meeting of the BOCES Board of Education. A video of the meeting has been provided.