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Nassau BOCES appoints new Associate Superintendent

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The Nassau BOCES Board of Education has named Dr. Roxanne Garcia France its new Associate Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Educational Services. She replaces Deputy Superintendent Dr. Lydia Begley, who will retire at the end of December. Nassau BOCES is the largest Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in New York State and serves the 56 school districts in Nassau County.

Dr. France, who starts December 3, has more than 30 years of experience in public education, most recently serving as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at Valley Stream UFSD #30. She has also held assistant superintendent positions in the North Bellmore and Roosevelt districts. 

In her new role, Dr. France will be responsible for a variety of supervisory responsibilities, including the administration of all BOCES instructional and educational support programs, collective bargaining matters, and ensuring the implementation of agency’s strategic planning initiatives.

“We are delighted to have such a strong and experienced educational leader join our administrative team,” said Board President Eric B. Schultz.

One of the focuses throughout Dr. France’s career has been “striving for equity of educational opportunity,” which is at the core of Nassau BOCES’ mission to ensure that all students have the resources they need to achieve their maximum potential.

Dr. France, of Baldwin, has a doctorate, a certificate of advanced study in educational administration and a master’s degree from Hofstra University. She also has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Baruch College.