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Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School welcomes 13 new faculty and staff

Written By Editor on 9/7/22 | 9/7/22

ALBANY/SCHOHARIE -- Thirteen faculty and staff members joined the Career and Technical Education family for the start of the 2022-23 school year.

Most of the teachers, teaching assistants, counselors and security officers are new, while others are returning as full-time appointments and still others are transferring from other areas of Capital Region BOCES.

Among the new faculty members is Jennifer Quackenbush who joined BOCES after working as a UPK Head Start teacher in Amsterdam.

She said she is looking forward to watching her students learn and mature.

“I love watching students grow and change over the course of a school year.  I love creating a warm, nurturing, safe, and educational atmosphere to provide students a chance to obtain and foster their own love for learning. And I love learning from my students,” said Quackenbush, who also owned a daycare center for a decade.

Also joining the faculty is Diesel Tech teacher Kyle Harrington, who previously worked in diesel engine repair and is a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program in Vermont.

“I am excited to get going and meet new students,” he recently said while preparing his lab.

New teachers include:

  • Maureen Bernhardt, English Integration
  • Marion Bernocco, Two-Year Sequence of Health Careers (Schoharie Campus)
  • Kyle Harrington, Diesel Tech
  • Brenton Krause, English Integration who transferred from P-Tech
  • James Mahoney, Criminal Justice (Albany Campus), who had previously filled in the position as a substitute.
  • Holly Pendergast, Special Education Consultant
  • Jessica Quackenbush, Early Childhood Education


  • Jennifer Crave, Albany Campus

Teaching Assistants and Security Officers

  • Leonard Buddington, teaching assistant (Albany Campus)
  • Carol Contois, teaching assistant (Albany Campus)
  • Matthew Peck, teaching assistant (Albany Campus)
  • Sonya Timmons, security officer (Albany Campus)
  • Karen White, teaching assistant (Schoharie Campus)

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