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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/Northern Westchester BOCES Students Wowed By 'Batmobile'

    Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES Students Wowed By 'Batmobile'

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- The Walden School at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES had a special vehicle pull up to its front door last week, and it made quite an impression. It looked like a Batmobile but "Holy Hoodwink" ... it was a Polaris Slingshot autocycle. The three-wheeled autocycle angled around the circular driveway at the PNWBOCES campus, to the absolute delight of ...

  2. K9 Super Sleuth Meets Fox Meadow Students

    K9 Super Sleuth Meets Fox Meadow Students

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Fox Meadow Middle/High School students had the chance to meet an 80-pound, long-eared super sleuth last week when Wiltsy, the K-9 detective, came to the school for a visit. Teacher Patty Lucido invited Trooper Fran Torson of the New York State Police K-9 Unit to come to class with her canine partner in response to questions students taking Lucido’s forensic ...

  3. New Tilly Foster Educational Institute Opens In Putnam

    New Tilly Foster Educational Institute Opens In Putnam

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N. Y. -- Classes are underway at the newly opened Tilly Foster Educational Institute in Southeast, a cooperative educational center for culinary arts at Putnam County's Tilly Foster Farm.Officials from Putnam County, Putnam Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services, or BOCES, and local government gathered on Tuesday, Sept. 13, for a ribbon-cutting ...

  4. BOCES Holds Leadership Event Encouraging More Female Superintendents

    BOCES Holds Leadership Event Encouraging More Female Superintendents

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- The New York State Council of School Superintendents and BOCES would like to see more female superintendents.According to a survey, 76 percent of teachers nationally are women yet only 27 percent are school superintendents. Jazz Conroy, general counsel of the New York State Council of School Superintendents and Lynn Allen, assistant superintendent of Putnam ...

  5. Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES Launches Culinary Program At Tilly Foster

    Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES Launches Culinary Program At Tilly Foster

    BREWSTER, N.Y. -- Brewster's sprawling Tilly Foster Farm has a new tenant.Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES has signed a three-year lease and will launch a culinary program in September at the farm, now known as the Tilly Foster Educational Institute.BOCES signed the agreement with Putnam County to occupy space at the renovated facility, effective immediately. BOCES will begin accessing ...

  6. Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES Camps Let Students Explore Careers

    Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES Camps Let Students Explore Careers

    YORKTOWN, N.Y -- Students at Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES summer tech camps have been getting the most of their summer.At BOCES’ summer camps, teens and tweens, ages 12 to 15, can enroll in programs like 3-D printing, animation, game design, architectural design, beauty, fashion design, hairstyling and sports medicine, giving them the opportunity to see if they would want to ...

  7. Mahopac High School Wins State Award For Community Service

    Mahopac High School Wins State Award For Community Service

    MAHOPAC, N. Y. -- Students and staff at Mahopac High School credit their longstanding tradition of hosting a prom for local senior citizens for the school's win of a statewide community service award.The New York State Public High School Athletic Association will present Mahopac with the 2016 Community Service Challenge award for Section 1 on July 26 during an association event in ...

  8. Ten Students Graduate From BOCES' Fox Meadow High School In Yorktown

    Ten Students Graduate From BOCES' Fox Meadow High School In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Ten students from seven different school districts recently graduated from Fox Meadow High School. “It’s been quite a journey but we’re all ready to graduate,” said student speaker Tatianna Singh at the graduation at Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES.Teachers cheered for the students, who praised the school's teachers in their speeches. “Fourteen years ago my ...

  9. BOCES Honors Adult Education Graduates

    BOCES Honors Adult Education Graduates

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Melissa Morris-Banta had a good job and a wonderful family. One thing she did not have, however, was a high school diploma. That didn’t seem important until about a year ago when she found herself out of a job through no fault of her own. "I was forced to sit still and evaluate what I wanted to do with my life," she told her fellow graduates at the Adult ...

  10. Yorktown’s Morgan Forde Named BOCES Student Of Distinction For June

    Yorktown’s Morgan Forde Named BOCES Student Of Distinction For June

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Yorktown senior Morgan Forde, who is the only female in the construction technology course at BOCES Tech Center in Yorktown, was honored as a BOCES Student of Distinction at a recent Yorktown Board of Education meeting. “I wasn’t really sure about the program when I started because I was the only girl in the class, but I knew I would figure it out and enjoy it,” Forde ...

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