Catherine Draper, President, was elected to the Southern Westchester BOCES Board of Education in 2013, having served for nine years on the Pelham Board of Education. She was sworn in as president in 2017. Ms. Draper is a part-time legislative aide for Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, trustee and past president of the Board of Trustees of the Westchester Library System and board chair of the Westchester Children's Association.
Past positions include president of the Pelham Education Foundation; president of the Pelham Public Library; president of the Rotary Club of the Pelhams and the Pelham Rotary Charities Fund; president of the Junior League of Pelham; president and trustee of the Pelham public library; and member of the Pelham Zoning Board of Appeals, the BEPT Teacher Center Policy Board, and the Pelham Family Service Board of Directors.
Ms. Draper is a graduate of Swarthmore College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She was named by the Pelham Civic Association as “Person of the Year” for 2009 and was the recipient that year of the Pelham school district's Thomas B. Fenlon Award for Distinguished Service to Education. She has also received the Pelham Rotary's Paul Harris Award in 1998 and 2013; the Junior League of Pelham Volunteer of the Year Award (1997) and the Elizabeth I. Junod Award (2001).