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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. BOCES Discusses New Education Plan

    BOCES Discusses New Education Plan

    Educators and community members gathered at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES recently for two public forums on New York’s developing plan to implement the federal government’s Every Student Succeeds Act.The federal law, passed in December 2015, replaces the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the national education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity ...

  8. Hen Hud High Schooler Honored As BOCES Student Of Distinction

    Hen Hud High Schooler Honored As BOCES Student Of Distinction

    MONTROSE, N.Y. -- David Perez, a student at Hendrick Hudson High School, has a bright future ahead of him as an auto mechanic.Perez was honored as a Student of Distinction by Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES for excelling at Auto Mechanics. Perez was presented with a medal and certificate by BOCES Tech Center Principal Jim Belucci, BOCES Superintendent James Ryan, and Hendrick Hudson ...

  9. Lakeland’s Amari Hughes Honored As 'Student Of Distinction'

    Lakeland’s Amari Hughes Honored As 'Student Of Distinction'

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A Yorktown teen who turned a passion for video games into a potential career in computer technology has been hailed by local educators.Amari Hughes, a senior at Lakeland High School, took that love of gadgets and applied it to the Micro Computer Technology program at PNW BOCES’ Tech Center.As a result of all his hard work and dedication, Hughes was named a “Student of ...

  10. Students From BOCES' Pines Bridge, Walden Schools Perform In Holiday Show

    Students From BOCES' Pines Bridge, Walden Schools Perform In Holiday Show

    SOMERS, N.Y. -- Students and staff from Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES' Pines Bridge and Walden Schools showed off their talents at the Holiday Variety Show Spectacular on Friday, Dec. 23. The show, organized by Debra Canzio and Jesse Steiner, featured singing, dancing and instrumental performances. The stage was decorated with lights strung on tree branches and multiple backdrops of ...

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