New York State School Boards Association

Cathy Lewis - Area 7 Director

Cathy Lewis is the Area 7 Director of the New York State School Boards Association. As Area 7 Director, Lewis represents Albany, Columbia, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren and Washington counties.
NYSSBA provides advocacy, information and training to school boards in support of their mission to govern the state's public schools. The NYSSBA board establishes policies to supervise, control and direct the business of the Association.

Lewis is a member of the Schenectady Board of Education, where she has served for eight years, including president from 2010 to 2017. She has served as a member of NYSSBA’s Resolutions Committee, including as chair in 2016.  She has been a member of the Capital District School Boards Association since 2013, serving as president, and has served on the Title 1 Committee of Practitioners since 2016.

Lewis is retired from General Electric, where she was most recently a senior tax manager.

Lewis is married to Bradley Lewis, an economics professor at Union College in Schenectady.

Lewis’s email address is


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