BOCES Assistant Superintendent Honored


Pictured Above: Dr. Lynn Allen

Dr. Lynn Allen, assistant superintendent of Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES, will receive the New York State Council of School Superintendents Appreciation Award on Sunday, March 5th, at the Council’s Winter Institute.

A tireless supporter of the Council’s efforts to promote effective school leadership, Dr. Allen was cited for, among other things: increasing membership of the Council, developing new ways to provide professional development “to our members, by our members,” co-planning and co-hosting two daylong retreats on “Supporting Women in Educational Leadership,” and presenting at numerous workshops.

“Lynn is always willing to help and contribute and does so because she believes in the organization and the services provided and because she is dedicated to the students our members serve,” said Kelly O. Masline, senior associate director of the Council. “She is a humble and modest person who expects no recognition.”

Dr. Allen, who holds a master’s degree in social work from Fordham University and a doctorate in educational leadership from Fordham University, came to PNW BOCES in 2002 from the Blind Brook Union Free School District. During her time at BOCES she has served as special education program coordinator and supervisor, assistant director of special education and the guidance and child study center and assistant superintendent.

“It is my great honor to have been selected as the recipient of the Council’s prestigious Appreciation Award this year,” said Dr. Allen. “Although I am humbled by this recognition, it is I who is appreciative of the opportunity to contribute to the fine work and the many outstanding initiatives of the Council.”

The New York State Council of School Superintendents is a professional and advocacy organization with more than a century of service to school superintendents, and recently assistant superintendents, in New York State. The Council provides its more than 800 members with numerous professional development opportunities, publications and personal services, while advocating for public education and the superintendency.