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Senior Deputy Commissioner of Education Visits WSWHE BOCES

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Cosmetology students pose with Jhone Ebert behind their SkillsUSA promotional bulletin board

Cosmetology students pose with Jhone Ebert behind their SkillsUSA promotional bulletin board.

Senior Deputy Commissioner, New York Department of Education, Jhone Ebert visited the F. Donald Myers Education Center in Saratoga Springs and the SUNY Adirondack Wilton campus on November 7. SkillsUSA, FFA, and Merit students led the tour and spoke about their programs. The deputy commissioner visited a variety of CTE, Exceptional Learners and Early College Career Academy (ECCA) programs.

The senior deputy commissioner also visited the Schuylerville Central School District, where in addition to observing the district’s classes, she had an opportunity to see an English as a Second Language class, which is a WSWHE BOCES service.

The senior deputy commissioner said throughout the visit how impressed she was with all the programs she visited. She said, “I want to go back to school!”

The enthusiasm from students was evident throughout the tour, whether in the cosmetology lab, HVAC-R shop, geometry class or the ECCA IT lab. Students displayed confidence when they made presentations and were great ambassadors.

A group of six students pose with Jhone Ebert and James Dexter

SkillsUSA, Merit and FFA students acted as guides for the tour.

Jhone Ebert shakes hand with student.

Jhone Ebert thanks one of the student guides for a great tour.

HVAC-R students pose for group photo with Jhone Ebert

HVAC-R students with Jhone Ebert.