Two Retired Homer Educators Named to SUNY Cortland College Council
Two former Homer Central School District educators have been named to the SUNY Cortland College Council.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has appointed former Homer High school principle and English teacher Margaret Perfetti and former Homer English teacher Joan Robinson to the SUNY Cortland College Council.
The 10-member college council has supervisory responsibilities at SUNY Cortland that include recommending candidates for appointment as the college president, reviewing major operational plans for college properties, evaluating proposed budgets requests, fostering the development of advisory citizens' committees, naming buildings and grounds and approving regulations governing the conduct and behavior of students.
Perfetti, replaces Barbara Theusen, she will serve until June 30, 2017.
Perfetti retired in 1996 as the principal at Homer High School, having served since 1989. She was vice principal at the school for five years before that. Perfetti taught English at the high school from 1961 to 1984.
More recently Perfetti served as a part-time adjunct professor of English at Tompkins Cortland Community College. She holds multiple degrees, in 2002 she obtained her registered nursing license.
Robinson, replaces Walter Farnholtz, she will serve until June 30, 2019.
Robinson taught previously taught at McGraw High School before she began teaching English at Homer High School, retiring from there in 2004 after 29 years.
Robinson She was adviser to high school newspaper from 1976 to 2008, she also supervised athletes and has been keeping score at Homer High School games since 1984.
Robinson earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education and early secondary English (7-9) in 1970 from SUNY Cortland.
Robinson currently volunteers with the Cortland County Democratic Committee and has served as town chair since 2011.
Robinson is also a member of the Cortland County Board of Ethics Committee which investigates allegations of misconduct by Cortland county officials.