Southern Westchester BOCES District Superintendent Dr. Harold A. Coles has been named to the Executive Council of the Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA), representing the Eastern Region.
Dr. Coles has been District Superintendent since 2013, oversees SWBOCES’s work with component school districts and their superintendents. He is also the state Commissioner of Education's representative in the Southern Westchester region.
During his career, Dr. Coles has held the roles of superintendent, pupil personnel services (PPS) director, and adjunct professor. He was president of the New York State Association of Management Advocates for School Labor Affairs (MASLA) and president of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) Board. In addition, he has served as an educational consultant on the Westchester County Juvenile Drug Court Task Force, NYS Girls' Justice Initiative (GJI), Westchester Girls' Justice Initiative/GRIP Executive Team, and Ninth Judicial District Court Westchester Access to Justice Immigrant Rights and Services Sub-Committee. He currently serves on the AESA Foundation Board of Trustees.
The AESA Executive Council has three representatives from each of four regions. New members are elected each fall and serve for four years.