Education Leadership Mohawk Valley

Education Leadership Mohawk Valley (ELMV) aims to support teacher-leaders and potentially grow them into local educational leaders. ELMV provides a series of workshops and activities designed for teacher-leaders and their mentors to have the opportunity to share experiences and ideas in various areas of education administration.

ELMV Application for 2021-2023 Cohort

All completed applications must be submitted online to the office of the district superintendent of the applicant’s local BOCES by July 23, 2021.

To download the application as a PDF, click here. To download it as a Word document, click here.

The purpose of Education Leadership Mohawk Valley is to identify future leaders for our school districts, broaden their perspectives, and confront the educational issues at large. The superintendents and educational leaders of our Central New York State Region will design a plan to introduce new, talented people to the careers of school, school district, and BOCES leadership. The plan will reflect the needs of the leadership group. Activities may include mentoring, workshops, shadowing experiences, study groups and other opportunities.

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Education Leadership Mohawk Valley
GOAL Conference - June 23

Growing Our Administrators Locally

The Education Leadership Mohawk Valley (ELMV) GOAL Conference for aspiring administrators in education takes place from 3:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23, at Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES 4747 Middle Settlement Road in New Hartford.

The registration deadline is Monday, June 7. To register, click here.

To download the brochure for the GOAL Conference, click here.

Teacher-leaders who may be considering being part of the 2021-2023 ELMV Cohort are invited to participate in this event.

If you have any questions about the registration process or any other questions about the conference, please contact Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services Kathy Fox at 315-867-2007 or

The conference is taking place in-person, but attendance will be limited in order to assure the conference is within the guidelines for a school setting, so attendees also are welcome to participate via Zoom. On the registration form, you need to select whether you plan to attend in-person or via Zoom.


3:30 p.m.


4 p.m.

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Mrs. Sandra Sherwood
District Superintendent
Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES

Education Leadership Mohawk Valley Application
Ms. Martha Group
Superintendent of Schools
Vernon-Verona-Sherrill CSD

Conference Opening
Mr. Christopher Hill
Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services
Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES

4:30 p.m.

Break-out Sessions A, B, C, D

5:45 p.m.

Introduction of Cohort Group Presentation
Mr. Scott Budelmann
District Superintendent
Madison-Oneida BOCES

2019-2021 ELMV Cohort Group
Presenters: Alana Boylan, Carol Ann D’Accurzio, Ashley DeBella, Trevor Haskell, Jennifer Hitchcock, Michael Hoover, Jessica Maine, Luke Manolescu, Heather McCutcheon, MaryBeth Napolitano, Cadi New, Meaghan Sears, Carlleen Taylor, Marissa Treen, Lisa Visalli, Christina Warner.

6:30 p.m.

Dinner (provided)

7:30 p.m.

Dr. Patricia Kilburn
District Superintendent
Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES


Session Times:

4:30-4:45 p.m., 4:50-5:05 p.m., 5:10-5:25 p.m. and 5:30-5:45 p.m.

Sessions 1 and 4:
Pathways in Administration & Balancing Life and Career


Carissa Hajdasz
Middle School Assistant Principal
Whitesboro Central School District

Elisabeth Relyea
Elementary Principal
Vernon-Verona-Sherill Central School District

Amy Konz
Regional Data Leader
Madison-Oneida BOCES

Sondra Whalen
Director of Communication
Vernon-Verona-Sherill Central School District

Session 2:
Administration Certification Information


Lee Farrell
Regional Certification Officer
Madison-Oneida BOCES

Karen Pladocostante
Regional Certification Officer
Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES

Session 3:
ELMV Application and General Q&A

ELMV Steering Committee Members

Superintendents of: VVS, Westmoreland, New York Mills, Herkimer, Poland, Whitesboro and Madison

Assistant Superintendents of: Herkimer BOCES, Madison-Oneida BOCES and Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES

District Superintendents of: Herkimer BOCES, Madison-Oneida BOCES and Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES