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Lynne Lenhardt

Lynne Lenhardt

Lynne L. Lenhardt

Lynne L. Lenhardt has been a member of the Capital Region BOCES Board of Education since 1997 and has served as president and vice president.

Elected in 1988, she is also a member of the Bethlehem Central Board of Education, and has served in the same leadership roles. In 2001, Lenhardt was elected to the New York State School Boards Association Board of Directors and represents approximately 70 school districts in seven counties around the Capital District. She serves on the Board of Directors' Executive, Investment and Operations Committees and formerly chaired the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on BOCES.

In 2007 Lenhardt chaired the Task Force on Raising the Graduation Rate and, in 2008, she was a member of the Task Force on Maximizing School District Resources. Formerly, Lenhardt was president of the Capital District School Boards Association and was a member of the Commissioners Advisory Council of School Board Members. She will again participate on the Commissioners Advisory Council in 2009.

Lenhardt formerly chaired the Capital Area School Development Association (CASDA) school board institute steering committee and participated in CASDA's Select Seminars on Leadership and on Collaborative Leadership to Improve Student Performance. Lenhardt is an "Ambassador" for the New York State School Boards Association, speaking on educational issues to the media and to community organizations. She also is a member of the College Council of Empire State College.

Lenhardt received a master's degree from the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy and formerly taught high school social studies. She also served as an adjunct college instructor of mathematics and worked in the New York State Legislature. Presently, she is a substitute teacher and does private math tutoring. She is an active participant in the Bethlehem Community Partnership, St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Slingerlands Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, Bethlehem Historical Association, and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Bethlehem Central Endowment Fund.

Lenhardt lives in Delmar with her husband George and together they have two grown children, Brian and Kimberly.

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