PNW BOCES Appoints New Regional Safety Coordinator


Frank Guglieri has been appointed Regional Safety Coordinator for Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES.

Guglieri, a former chemistry and forensics teacher in the Wappingers Central School District, has extensive experience in writing and implementing emergency response plans, evaluating existing physical plants from a safety perspective, managing chemical storage and hygiene, managing waste disposal, developing safety procedures and policies and conducting table-top and practical emergency drills.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from St. Mary’s College, and a master’s degree in special education from St. Mary’s College and has completed advanced study in forensics at the University of Florida and Syracuse University.

Guglieri said his interest in safety was spurred by the Columbine incident, which occurred shortly before he began his teaching career. “As my job evolved, safety really developed into a passion of mine,” he said.

In addition to teaching chemistry and forensics in the Wappingers School District for the past 16 years, Guglieri has also taught chemistry and forensics at Vassar College and chemistry at Dutchess Community College.

PNW BOCES’ Regional Safety Services provides districts with customized emergency response training and safety programs to enhance their prevention, preparedness, response and recovery capability. The department also conducts environmental health and safety inspections and investigations and assists with regulatory compliances.

“I’m very excited to be here at PNW BOCES,” Guglieri said.