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Niskayuna Schools > About Us > Superintendent of Schools

Superintendent of Schools

Cosimo Tangorra Jr., Ed.D.

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Cosimo Tangorra, Jr., was appointed as the Superintendent of Schools in April 2014. Prior to coming to Niskayuna, Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra, Jr., served as the New York State Education Department Deputy Commissioner for P-12 Education. He was previously a superintendent for 12 years, a principal, academic administrator and teacher.

Dr. Tangorra has a doctorate (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership form the Sage Colleges, a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration from SUNY Cortland, a master's degree in Special Education from the College of St. Rose, and a bachelor's degree from Siena College.

He and the Board of Education worked together to develop the District Strategic Plan that focuses the district on three major areas: Curriculum and Programs; Environment and Culture; and Partnerships. Many individual initiatives continue to be implemented in alignment with the plan. 

Contact Dr. Tangorra

Phone: (518) 377-4666, Option 4
Twitter: @CosimoTangorra