Southern Tier Task Force

About the Southern Tier Special Ed Task Force

The Southern Tier Task Force is committed to improving educational access and outcomes for students with disabilities through a collaborative regional and statewide network of stakeholders representing a variety of perspectives in addressing the special education needs of students in Broome, Tioga, Tompkins, Chemung, Cortland, Chenango, Otsego, and Delaware counties, as well as New York State.

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The Southern Tier Special Education Task Force has an online mail list to share information about upcoming events and to allow Executive Council members to share information with other Task Force members. In an effort to avoid overwhelming your inbox, use of the mail list is limited to notifications of task force events and cannot be used for other purposes.

To join the Southern Tier mail list, subscribe here and choose “Southern.Tier.Special.Ed.Task.Force” on the dropdown menu.  You will then receive an email request to confirm your subscription by following the link provided in the email.  It's as easy as that!

You may also subscribe to any or all of the other regional special ed task force lists, but you will need to do so one at a time.

Upcoming Events

Southern Tier Task Force Executive Council


Susan Ruff
Southern Tier Independence Center
Parent & Advocate

Council Members

Wendy K. DeWind
Hogan, Sarzynski, Lynch, DeWind & Gregory, LLP
School Attorney

Lynn Gilyard
Helping Celebrate Abilities
Education Director

Margaret Goodfellow
Literacy Volunteers of Broome/Tioga Counties
Tutor and Board of Directors

Lindsey Holcomb

Marie Meagher
Director of Special Education
Broome-Tioga BOCES

Nancy Nowak
Disability Rights New York

Loretta Mason-Williams
Binghamton University