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Wednesday, February 28, 2024
  • Mindfulness Practices to Cultivate Awareness, Curiosity & Compassion

    4:00 pm-5:30 pm Virtual

    The Capital Region affiliate invites you to Mindfulness Practices to Cultivate Awareness, Curiosity and Compassion!

    Mindfulness is a mindset that can impact leadership. Mindfulness can be a transformative practice for leaders, enabling them to lead authentically with purpose and integrity by enhancing self-awareness, emotional regulation, empathy, clarity of purpose, ethical decision-making, resilience, and the cultivation of a positive organizational culture.

    There will be a special presentation offered by Erica Ebert, founder of Mindfulness + Meditation + Consulting, where participants will engage in mindfulness practices to cultivate awareness, curiosity, and compassion. These brain and heart-based practices are foundational to the navigation of stress and the cultivation of loving kindness for ourselves and others.

    This is a virtual workshop and will be held between from 4-5:30 p.m. A  Zoom link will be sent a few days prior. 

    Event Cost: $35 (members), $40 (non-member)

    Payment: POs and checks must be made payable to Capital Region BOCES. Please list program date and location in Notes. Price will be adjusted for members.

    To register, go to:

    Registration deadline is February 26th. Please feel free to reach out to Kelly Masline ( if you have any questions. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2024
  • Why Women in Leadership Matters (Rochester-Finger Lakes)

    4:30 pm-8:00 pm Shadow Lake Golf and Restaurant, 1850 Five Mile Line Rd, Penfield, NY 14526, USA

    We have three outstanding panelists ready to discuss how women in leadership benefit school communities, our impact in addressing gender disparity in education, and the promotion, advancement and empowerment of all women. 

    The panelists include: 
    Dr. Cathleen Hauber, Deputy District Superintendent - Monroe One BOCES Dr. Hauber joined Monroe One BOCES as the Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Programs in July 2017 and was named Deputy District Superintendent in 2023. Cathy has worked with districts and organizations in the region and across the state to support the development of teacher leadership models, standards-based grading practices, strengthening school cultures, personalized learning, and collaborative leadership practices. Her career development and professional involvement includes work as a consultant for NYSCOSS and The University of Rochester; memberships in Learning Forward (The Professional Learning Association), the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD); and as a Board member of the Wayne-Finger Lakes Leadership Institute and Monroe One BOCES Educational Foundation. 

    Dr. Genelle Morris, Superintendent Olean Central School District Dr. Morris is proud to serve as Superintendent of the Olean City School District. She joined the district in July of 2022. A passionate advocate for providing high-quality education for all children, Dr. Morris has spent more than 30 years in education, dedicating her life to ensuring each child graduates from high school ready for college or a career. While pursuing that goal, she worked in varying roles, including science instruction, curriculum and assessment development, and leading work in assessment, accountability, research, and evaluation at the district level. Dr. Morris earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University at Buffalo, receiving the prestigious “Thinking Outside the Box” award for her thesis, which studied the implementation of the Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) in New York State. Her passion for student advocacy, diversity, and progress ignites everything she does. 

    Lynne Rutnik, Superintendent WFL BOCES Lynne Rutnik is an experienced administrator, academic leader, and special education specialist who has spent her teaching career working in NYS. Her experiences include a strategic plan that focused on personalizing opportunities that empower all students to be lifelong learners, leaders, and global citizens with a focus on increasing graduation rates, social emotional resources and systems alignment. Most recently, she led the secondary redesign initiative resulting in a new pathway high school concept, facilitated grading for excellence and APPR policy and practice changes. Superintendent Rutnik supported the implementation of innovative best practices such as a community schools initiative, multi-systems of supports such as restorative practices, and a leadership academy for new and aspiring leaders. In her time as Deputy, she has successfully supported new structures and systems to close the achievement gap for historically marginalized scholars.

    Cost: $70 Members $90 Non-Members. POs and checks must be made payable to Monroe 1 BOCES.


    For more information, please contact Kas Wheeler -