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Central Administration

Mary Jean Marsico, Ed.D.

Amy Albers, Ed.D.
Chief Operating Officer/
Deputy District Superintendent
(845) 627-4703




As Chief Operating Officer and Deputy District Superintendent, Dr. Amy Albers oversees day-to-day administrative operations of Rockland BOCES, including business and finance, human resources, management services, facilities and transportation. Working across all BOCES divisions and the Executive Leadership Team, Amy works collaboratively to build and fortify BOCES programs and services that support local districts.

As Rockland BOCES Assistant Superintendent for Student Services (2009-2021), Dr. Albers led the development of innovative BOCES programming options and community-focused solutions to address special education needs across Rockland County’s component school districts. She was an architect of Rockland County’s system of care and played an integral role in creating the Partnership for Safe and Healthy Youth, a multi-agency collaborative to enhance services for at-risk teens and their families. She provided management oversight of more than 600 staff and dozens of specialized school programs for more than 800 students facing learning challenges, including autism, cognitive disabilities, medical fragility and developmental disabilities.

A passionate advocate for children has been a hallmark of Dr. Albers’ professional journey. As a special education consultant, she chaired school district-based committees, assessed programs and led quality assurance initiatives. She served as Principal of the Jesse J. Kaplan School (1993-1996) and was an adjunct professor at Columbia University, National Training Coordinator of programs for children with special needs and a special education teacher.

Dr. Albers’ experience in public education is wide-ranging, comprehensive and intensive: In leadership roles, extensive leadership experience in virtually every area of special education and participation in dozens of partnerships, programs and new ways of facilitating learning and success at the primary and secondary levels.

From classroom teacher to special education consultant to school administrator, Dr. Albers has developed innovative programs that support students in every district in Rockland County. This knowledge and experience has allowed her to gain a deep appreciation of the differences and commonalities across our diverse school communities. Dr. Albers is dedicated to making decisions that are guided by data, informed by vision and responsive to the needs of our learners.

A skilled pedagogical leader with more than three decades of public education experience, Dr. Albers sets programmatic and operational direction and ensures the high quality of our services and programs – making certain that Rockland BOCES is best serving students, families and educators from across our region and beyond.

Dr. Albers is a lifetime resident of Rockland County.  

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Rockland BOCES
65 Parrott Road, Building #7
West Nyack, NY 10994
(845) 627-4700

Harold A. Coles, Psy. D.
Interim District Superintendent,
Rockland BOCES
District Superintendent,
Southern Westchester BOCES

Amy Albers, Ed.D.
Chief Operating Officer/
Deputy District Superintendent


Rockland BOCES does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, reproductive rights decisions, gender (sex), gender identity, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status or political affiliation, and additionally does not discriminate against students on the basis of weight, gender identity, gender expression, and religious practices or any other basis prohibited by New York State and/or federal non-discrimination laws in employment or its programs and activities. Rockland BOCES provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth organizations. Inquiries regarding Rockland BOCES non-discrimination policies or procedures should be directed to either:

  1. Yasmin Helou-Caré, Ph.D.
    Assistant Superintendent For Human Resources
    Civil Rights Compliance Officer
    Rockland BOCES
    65 Parrott Road
    West Nyack, NY 10994
    (845) 627-4729

  2. United States Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights