Ms. Gargano has over 30 years of experience as a school leader for the Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES and she currently serves as the Executive Director for the Center for Educational Leadership. Renée has served in a variety of roles during her tenure to include:Deputy Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Director for Career Education, Assistant Director for Technical and Career Education and Coordinator for Special Education Porgrams. On two occasions, Ms. Gargano was named as Woman of Distinction by the Westchester Women's News and served as president of the Lower Hudson Council of School Personnel Administrators. She also received an Excellence in Administration award from the Mid-Hudson School Study Council along with several leadership awards from various professional organizations.
Ms. Gargano is known throughout New York State for her development and implementation of many innovative programs that serve students and school districts. A sampling of Ms. Gargano's programs include: The Center for Educational Leadership, The On Line Application System for Educators (OLAS), Today's Students, Tomorrow's Teachers (TSTT),Come Teach with Us Academy for aspiring science, mathematics and language teachers in cooperation with Pace University,the Executive Leadership Program for aspiring superintendents in partnership with Fordham University and a variety of HR and labor relations certificate programs with the Cornell Graduate School of Labor Relations. Ms. Gargano was recently awarded the national UCEA (University Council for Educational Administration, Inc.) Excellence in Educational Leadership Award by the Dean of Bank Street College of Education. She received this award as recognition for her generous and varied professional contributions of practicing school administrators to the improvement and support of school administration preparation programs.
Manhattanville College is located in Purchase, New York on a beautiful 100-acre suburban campus, 10 minutes from downtown White Plains and just 30 miles from New York City. It has an amazingly diverse mix of students from more than 30 states and 50 countries. The College has 1,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students.
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