Serving Public School Leaders Since 1972
The School Administrators Association of New York State (SAANYS) is proud of its long history of supporting New York’s public school leaders and their communities. Our mission is steadfast – to provide direction, service, and support to our membership in their efforts to improve the quality of education and leadership in New York State schools. We continue to accomplish our mission by consistently delivering unequaled service, advocacy, and supporting benefits to nearly 8,000 public school principals, assistant principals, directors, and coordinators in many of New York’s public schools and BOCES.
A history of dedication and service to the profession of school leadership.
Take a walk through history with this recent book chronicling not only the work of the association throughout the years, but also the changing political and social landscapes during that time.
Officers and State Executive Committee:
Harry Leonardatos, Clarkstown CSD
Tony Cardamone, Baldwinsville CSD
Stuart Pollak, Connetquot CSD
Executive Committee Members
Scott Comis, Valley Stream #24 UFSD
Linda Klime, Lansingburgh CSD
Christine Arlt, Central Valley CSD
The staff at SAANYS’ headquarters in Albany is here to support you. Please contact our staff any time with your inquiries or suggestions using the email addresses below, or by calling 518-782-0600. After hours messages for the SAANYS Legal Department are retrieved regularly. Be sure to leave your area code for call back.
firstname.lastname@example.org | 518-782-0600 ext. 102
Deputy Executive Director
Jenn graduated from Albany Law School in 2003 and joined the SAANYS Legal Department in 2010. Prior to joining SAANYS, Jenn worked for over seven years in a Capital Region private law firm, performing primarily civil defense work for municipal employers.
email@example.com | 518-782-0600 ext. 113
Since 2002, Art has been leading the SAANYS Legal Department and team of field attorneys and negotiators. A former assistant district attorney on Long Island, Art spent a number of years honing his labor and employment relations expertise at an Albany law firm prior to arriving at SAANYS.
firstname.lastname@example.org | 518-782-0600 ext. 109
Constantine “Gus” graduated from Albany Law School in 2005 and joined the SAANYS Legal Department in 2020. In addition, Gus is the Mechanicville City Court Judge and prior to joining SAANYS he worked as an attorney for the Warren County Department of Social Services.
email@example.com | 518-782-0600 ext. 103
Counsel (pending admission)
Tyler graduated magna cum laude from Albany Law School in 2021 and interned at SAANYS from 2019 to 2020, prior to joining full time in 2021. During his time at law school, Tyler also interned at the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York and published an article in the New York State Bar Association Journal, with another article forthcoming in the Albany Law School Journal of Science and Technology.
firstname.lastname@example.org | 518-782-0600 ext. 103
Administrative Assistant to the Legal Department & Negotiation Team Member
Legal Department contact and assistance.
email@example.com | 518-782-0600 ext. 103
Contact Holly for the deputy executive director and government relations committee, requests for negotiations assistance, and research.
firstname.lastname@example.org | 518-782-0600 ext. 132
Contact Darlynn with inquiries pertaining to accounts payable & receivable.
email@example.com | 518-782-0600 ext. 217
Director of Professional Learning
Contact Karen for information on SAANYS’ events, including PD Your Way and the MentorCoach service.
firstname.lastname@example.org | 518-782-0600 ext. 133
Executive Assistant and Office Manager
Katy, a longtime staff member at SAANYS, is the liaison to the SAANYS Board of Directors and handles office and building management issues.
email@example.com | 518-782-0600 ext. 121
Sharon works in the Communications Office on the production of marketing and programming materials.
firstname.lastname@example.org | 518-782-0600 ext. 110
Coordinator of Membership
Contact Kathy regarding dues, member insurances, benefits, a change of address, or other membership issues.
email@example.com | 518-782-0600 ext. 108
Coordinator of Events and Services
Call on Christine with questions regarding workshops and event logistics and registration.
firstname.lastname@example.org | 518-782-0600 ext. 111
Director of Government Relations
Cindy leads the member-composed Government Relations Committee, assuring that the collective voice of SAANYS members is heard on important legislative and regulatory matters. email@example.com | 518-782-0600 ext. 185
Director of Communications
Michelle oversees all media relations, publications, marketing, and electronic communications.
firstname.lastname@example.org | 518-782-0600 ext. 107
Deputy Executive Director
A former principal, Don is involved in all aspects of member services, traveling often to serve member units around the state.
email@example.com | 518-782-0600 ext. 105
Jill serves as the first point of contact at the front desk for SAANYS.
firstname.lastname@example.org | 518-782-0600 ext. 115
Justin assists the membership department in membership dues, insurances, benefits, and other membership related issues.
email@example.com | 518-782-0600 ext. 200
Annika works in the Communications Office on the News & Notes newsletter, event promotions, electronic communication, and website updates.
firstname.lastname@example.org | 518-782-0600 ext. 112
Director of Corporate Services
Debbie serves as SAANYS´ liaison to the business community, forging beneficial relationships with select companies.
email@example.com | 518-782-0600 ext. 100