Dear Colleagues:

It is with great pride that I share with you the 2018-2019 Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES Services Guide. Our BOCES has a long history of providing our 18 component school districts with high quality, cost effective programs and services. Consistent with our vision, “Service and Innovation through Partnership,” we pride ourselves in being highly innovative and customer responsive, with services that are recognized repeatedly for excellence at the regional, state and national levels. We look forward to continuing to provide quality services and innovation through our partnerships with you.

A review of the 2018-2019 PNW BOCES Services Guide shows a wide range of service offerings. In Special Education, we are proud to be able to feature new possibilities in self-sufficiency and educational success for severely challenged students, as well as provide unique educational experiences for those students who are disengaged. Our Career and Technical Education Center offers a variety of training opportunities to middle and high school students, including Career Academies, which integrate academics with technical training. We also teach thousands of adults who are changing careers, learning English or pursuing a delayed high school education.

Our Curriculum Center expands educators’ horizons through its highly regarded professional development programs in instruction, assessment, crisis management, data analysis and locally developed, state-of-the-art curriculum. Our Center for Educational Leadership provides professional development and degree programs for current and aspiring public school leaders in partnership with several prestigious institutions of higher learning. Our Regional Personnel Services provides, among other resources, an online application service to more than 462 districts, assisting them in recruiting exceptional candidates for district vacancies.

Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES works closely in partnership with all of our school districts to develop the best possible responses to their service needs. We are proud of the appreciative feedback we have received from the students, parents, teachers, administrators and school districts we serve, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with you to ensure the success of all students and educators in our region.


James M. Ryan, Ed.D.
District Superintendent/Chief Executive Officer