The newest superintendent of OCM BOCES school district was approved by unanimous consent from the Board of Education.
Matthew Cook has a doctorate in education and currently serves as the superintendent of Newark Central School District, about 40 minutes east of Rochester.
“Cook stood out among a highly qualified group of candidates because
of his effective leadership skills, his extensive educational background, and a proven record of making decisions that are best for students, while also being committed to his staff and community,” said OCM BOCES Board of Education President Wayne Brownson.
Board members approved a three-year contract with an annual salary of $176,000 for Cook.
He is expected to begin his new role November 1.
Cook will succeed former OCM BOCES District Superintendent Jody Manning, who retired in July
of 2019 after nearly seven years of service to the organization.
Since that time, OCM BOCES has been operating under the direction of interim District Superintendent Christopher J. Todd, who leads CiTi BOCES in neighboring Oswego County.