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Thomas Rogers
Nassau County Board of Cooperative Educational Services
New York State Council of School Superintendents

Thomas Rogers, Ed.D. is the former Executive Director of the New York State Council of School Superintendents (The Council), a statewide professional association of education leaders. Prior to joining The Council, he served as an advisor to two State Senate Majority Leaders on education budget and policy issues.

At The Council, Dr. Rogers launched the “Education is a Civil Right” campaign to improve public education equity and is a founding member of Public Schools for Tomorrow, a national organization of education leaders advocating for education policy innovation. He has advised the transition teams of both Republican and Democratic Governors-Elect on school finance, educational leadership, and education policy issues.

In addition to education policy writing, Dr. Rogers is the author, co-author or editor of scholarly research publications on the superintendency and on the adult learning needs of educational leaders. In 2007, he created the Leadership for Educational Achievement Foundation, a professional development academy serving superintendents and teams of district and building-level leaders, where he remains on the board.

Dr. Rogers received an Ed.D. and M.A. in Educational Administration at Teachers College,Columbia University and a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University at Buffalo. He serves on the advisory committees of the Institute for New Era Educational Leadership & Innovation at The College of St. Rose and Just for the Kids at the University at Albany.

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