OLEAN, NY — Tim Cox, assistant superintendent for instructional support services for Cattaraugus-Allegany Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), has been named the 2020 recipient of the Jane Bullowa S/CDN Service and Leadership Award by the New York State Staff/Curriculum Development Network (S/CDN).

“On a daily basis, I see the energy and commitment that Tim puts into all tasks — large and small,” Cattaraugus-Allegany Superintendent Scott Payne said. “It is a great honor for Tim to be recognized in such a way by colleagues throughout New York State, and we are so proud to have him on the CA BOCES team.”

Cox has served the regional educational community for the past 23 years. Prior to his assistant superintendent role, he was the director for instructional support services, program manager for Schools Attuned, and a staff specialist for instructional excellence, all at Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES.

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Cox also was a teacher in the Wellsville Central School District. He has been heavily involved in the Advancing STEM Science Kit Program and has acted as a National Schools Attuned Facilitator for All Kinds of Minds. He has facilitated professional learning in neurodevelopmental understanding, curriculum mapping, technology integration, assessment implementation, data analysis and differentiated instruction. He holds a certificate in advanced study in educational leadership from SUNY College at Brockport, an M.S in reading and literacy from Alfred University, and an B.S. in elementary education from Houghton College.

Established in 2014, the award recognizes individuals whose accomplishments have improved the field of education in areas of innovation, quality of services to students, and impact on administrator preparation. Jane Bullowa, the inspiration for the award, was a long-standing member of S/CDN who worked in Ulster County for more than 37 years. 

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