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 in her eleventh year as a member of the Schenectady City School Board. She served as President from 2010 – 2017 and is currently the Vice-President. 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 2010, serving as president for several years, and has served on the Title 1 Committee of Practitioners since 2016.

She has also served as a member of the City Council in Schenectady and currently serves on the boards and various committees of several non-profit organizations, including Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York (2nd Vice-President), YWCA NorthEastern New York, Ellis Hospital Foundation, Hometown Health Center (treasurer), Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County, and Safe, Inc. (treasurer). Cathy retired from General Electric Company as a Senior Tax Manager.

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

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