Region 6

Region 6 Student Scholarships

Screen Shot 2019-01-08 at 12.31.21 PMRegion 6 Student Scholarship Award applications are now being accepted. All applications must be received by March 1, 2019. Qualified students should submit an application form with a transcript and resume by Friday March 1, 2019 –

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Nominate a Colleague!

Once again this year, SAANYS Region 6 is proud to accept nominations for the Jennie C. Pennington Excelsior Award and the Friend of Education Award. These annual awards are given to individuals, groups, or organizations, whose dedication and exceptional contributions throughout their career have made a difference for children and their school communities. The determination for the recipients is made through a selection committee comprised of members of the Region 6 executive board. Nominations for both awards will be accepted through Friday March 15, 2019.

To nominate an individual for the SAANYS Region 6 Jennie C. Pennington Excelsior Award, please follow the link below:

To nominate an individual, group or organization for the SAANYS Region 6 Friend of Education award, please follow the link below:

Award recipients will be notified by April 15, 2019. Recipients will be honored at the Region 6 Annual Awards Breakfast on Wednesday, May 22 at 9:00 a.m. at Van Patten Golf Club located at 924 Main St, Clifton Park, NY 12065.

Congratulations 2018 SAANYS Award Winners!


NYS High School Principal of the Year
Michael Dardaris

Gene-Gordon-150Irving Schwartz Distinguished Retiree Award
Gene Gordon
Schalmont CSD (retired)

Regional Structure

Under the leadership of the regional chairperson, elected committee members provide collegial support for administrators and administrative units in the region. Your regional representatives are your local contact for state-level representation and coordination of services.

Region 6  Contacts

Serving members in Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington counties.

Name: Jennifer Drautz
Title: Board Member
Phone: (518) 765-3314 ext. 421

Name: Karen Urbanski
Title: Treasurer
Phone: (518) 436-8561

Name: Linda Klime
Title: Board Member
Phone: (518) 233-6850

Name: Chris Sanita
Title: Regional Chair / Government Relations Committee
Phone: (518) 357-2770

Name: John Wyld
Title: Regional Vice Chair 
Phone: (518) 862-5327

Name: Tom Sands
Title: Regional Representative
Phone: (518) 587-6777

Name: Bryan Wood
Title: Government Relations Committee
Phone: (518) 237-9100 ext. 1404

Name: Bonnie Tryon
Title: Government Relations Committee Retiree

Name: Gene Gordon
Title: Retiree Advisory Board 
Phone: (518) 669-2702