The Wayne-Finger Lakes Board of Cooperative Education has selected Lynne Rutnik as its next District Superintendent.
Rutnik is currently the Schenectady School District Deputy Superintendent. She began her 26-year career in education as a special education teacher. Rutnik has held the positions of principal, academic administrator for special education, director of special education, and was the Lake George Central School District Superintendent of Schools for five years.
Rutnik earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at SUNY Plattsburgh, her master’s in special education from the College of Saint Rose, and her certificate of advanced study in education administration from SUNY Albany.
“Our selection process was guided by input from all of the stakeholders in the Region, including Component Superintendents, Staff, and Administrators, and we are thankful for the time everyone took to provide feedback when asked,” said Board President Phil Rose. “Our search for a new District Superintendent attracted interest from a diverse pool of applicants with a wide variety of practical experience and proven expertise. We are confident that Lynne Rutnik will build on our successes, fulfill our strategic plans, and inspire a vision to Make Success Possible for everyone we serve.”
“I am honored to serve the Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES Region and be a part of NYSED’s efforts to accelerate student learning and build authentic community partnerships. Our 25 local districts have built and maintained a strong foundation for success as they work collaboratively to provide opportunities for all learners,” Rutnik said. “As the district superintendent for Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES, I will be laser-focused on providing every student, educator, and district leader in the region with the support, opportunity, access, and advocacy they need to thrive. I look forward to beginning this important work.”
Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES District Superintendent Jo Anne L. Antonacci assisted the Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES Board with the search.
Rutnik will assume her new post on October 23th.