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Rita Levay steps in as interim deputy director of special education

September 1, 2017

Following the retirement of Deputy Director of Special Education Peter Taormina on Sept. 1, 2017, Rita Levay, Ed. D., has stepped in as the interim deputy director of the division. 

Levay, who has worked in and around education for more than five decades, brings a wealth of knowledge to this position from the standpoint of a speech-language pathologist, educational administrator, as well as a facilitator of institutional change and growth. Levay and her team helped guide the creation of the implementation plan the division will use to bring about structural and programmatic change in the division.

“I am excited to be taking on this role with the Special Education division,” said Levay. “I absolutely love working with and for children and families, and putting my energies into creating educational programs and supports that can make their lives better.”

“I appreciate being a position to help lead this organization in redesigning their programs and services to better meet the needs of our students,” Levay continued. “I want this BOCES to be the best provider of services for complex students, as well as a ‘go-to’ resource of information, support and training for districts that are struggling to help meet the needs of the students they are educating in their own classrooms.”

 

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