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Ellen Lane

Community Advisor

Ellen Lane is Communications Director for Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES, a collaborative school district serving 18 districts in the region. BOCES provides career and technical education, special education, professional development and management services, helping school districts to save money while enhancing and improving the quality of education offered. Before joining BOCES five years ago, Ellen worked as a daily newspaper reporter and public relations and marketing consultant.

Ellen Lane's Contributions

  1. Putnam Valley Celebrates NCAA-Bound Athletes

    Putnam Valley Celebrates NCAA-Bound Athletes

    PUTNAM VALLEY, N.Y. -- Putnam Valley's student-athletes will be taking their talents across the country in the fall.Putnam Valley High School held its first annual NCAA Celebration Wednesday, honoring 22 seniors who will be playing college sports.The students, who have committed to play at Division I, II and III levels, will play or participate in sports like baseball, cheerleading, ...

  2. Putnam Valley Senior Commits To Play College Volleyball

    Putnam Valley Senior Commits To Play College Volleyball

    PUTNAM VALLEY, N.Y. -- Meghan O'Leary, a senior at Putnam Valley High School, is taking her volleyball talents to Pennsylvania next fallO'Leary has committed to Ursinus College where she plans to study science with the hope of majoring in pre-med.“I really love everything about Ursinus College from the girls who will be my teammates to the classes I had a chance to sit in on,” she said. ...

  3. BOCES Tech Childhood Education Students Pay Homage To Mentors

    BOCES Tech Childhood Education Students Pay Homage To Mentors

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Students in the Childhood Development and Education program at BOCES said thank you to their teacher mentors this week with a special breakfast.Students in the program complete an internship in a classroom of their choice, working closely with a cooperating teacher. All of the seniors in the program this year going to college in the fall, most pursuing ...

  4. Seniors Get Served At Annual BOCES Culinary Luncheon

    Seniors Get Served At Annual BOCES Culinary Luncheon

    It's one of BOCES' biggest annual traditions.Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES recently held its annual Culinary Senior Luncheon where seniors are served a meal by the juniors in the culinary program. Vanessa Bueti, a senior at Walter Panas, spoke at the luncheon and said BOCES reaffirmed her decision to go into the culinary field. Bueti is heading to Johnson and Wales to study Pastry, ...

  5. Fox Meadow Middle School Opens In New Yorktown Location

    Fox Meadow Middle School Opens In New Yorktown Location

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- It's a new era at the Fox Meadow Middle School in Yorktown.The middle school, which previously had been housed in the same building as Fox Meadow High School, was moved into space of its own to more clearly define the school and allow teachers to focus on the specific needs of middle schoolers, Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES said.Nicole Murphy, the principal of Fox ...

  6. Walden Students Help The Homeless

    Walden Students Help The Homeless

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Students in Debra Haggerty's class at the Walden School put their lessons on empathy into practice by feeding homeless people.As part of the lesson, Haggerty's students read the book "Bud, Not Buddy," which is about a homeless child.In response, students made sandwiches for the homeless and gave them to two Walden staff members. The staff members brought food ...

  7. Aspiring School Superintendents Get The Inside Scoop

    Aspiring School Superintendents Get The Inside Scoop

    Being a school superintendent may just be the toughest job you will ever love. At least that was the sentiment of working superintendents who spoke to a group of aspiring school leaders from across New York last week at Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES.“You are never off duty. There’s an event practically every night,” said Yorktown Superintendent Dr. Ralph Napolitano in his talk, ‘Is ...

  8. Breakthrough Coach Transforms Croton School District

    Breakthrough Coach Transforms Croton School District

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- These days you won't find Croton-Harmon School Superintendent Edward Fuhrman sitting behind a desk in his office all day.Instead, you'll find him in classrooms, visiting school administrators and seeing the district firsthand. In fact, he no longer even has a desk in his office – and it is not because of budget cuts. Fuhrman’s office, and indeed, his entire way ...

  9. Haldane Senior Honored For Excellence

    Haldane Senior Honored For Excellence

    To Morgan Hotaling, whose teachers and family applaud her devotion to her studies in physical therapy, the key is to find what you’re passionate about.“Once you find that, it’s not really work, it’s just doing what you want to do,” the Haldane High School senior said recently after being named a Student of Distinction in a brief ceremony. She received the honor for excelling in the ...

  10. Pines Bridge Student Named BOCES' Student Of Distinction

    Pines Bridge Student Named BOCES' Student Of Distinction

    CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- Emma Weinstein, a student from the Hendrick Hudson School District who attends Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES’ Pines Bridge School, was honored as a Student of Distinction for the month of March.Emma was recognized at this week’s Hendrick Hudson Board of Education meeting at Hendrick Hudson High School, where she received a certificate and medal from Hendrick ...

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