Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES News Article

Dr. Thomas K. Putnam named Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES District Superintendent

Dr. Thomas Putnam

The Monroe 2-Orleans Board of Cooperative Education selected Dr. Thomas K. Putnam as district superintendent and formally appointed him to the position on June 26, 2024. Dr. Putnam will assume his new role Sept. 1, 2024. He succeeds Jo Anne Antonacci, who is retiring on Aug. 31, 2024. 

“Dr. Putnam has the diversity of experience necessary to maintain the excellence our BOCES strives for,” said BOCES 2 Board President Dennis Laba. “He is well-respected throughout the region and has proven himself as an exemplary leader during his career. We have complete faith in his ability to build upon the foundation Jo Anne has helped create over the past 47 years at BOCES 2.”

Dr. Putnam is currently the superintendent of the Penfield Central School District, a position he has held since 2015. He previously served as acting superintendent since July 2014 and as principal of Penfield High School for four years. He also served as an assistant principal at PHS and at Greece Olympia High School.

Dr. Putnam holds his doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Rochester, his master’s degree in curriculum development and instruction technologies from SUNY Albany, and his bachelor’s degree in elementary education from SUNY Cortland.

“I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to serve as the next district superintendent of Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES,” said Dr. Putnam. “I look forward to collaborating with the dedicated faculty, staff, students, and component school districts to enhance educational opportunities and to achieve new heights of success together.”

Monroe One BOCES District Superintendent Daniel White assisted the BOCES 2 Board as search consultant throughout the process.

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