FOR RELEASE: September 17, 2021
Edward L. McCormick, the longtime president of the Dutchess BOCES board and member of the board of Arlington Central School district, will be recognized with the New York State School Boards Association’s highest honor for school board service.
McCormick, also NYSSBA’s statewide president in 2000 and 2001, has been selected to receive the 2021 Everett R. Dyer Award for Distinguished School Board Service.
First elected to the Arlington Central School District Board of Education in 1987, McCormick has served on both the Arlington and Dutchess BOCES boards for more than 30 years. He has been president of the Dutchess BOCES for most of his years on the board, and he served as chairman of an interim Board of Education for the Roosevelt Union Free School District shortly after his NYSSBA presidency in the early 2000s.
"Ed has been a consistently positive influence in all the places he has been," said current NYSSBA President Fred Langstaff. "Our board service at all levels has been more effective because of Ed’s leadership, and his collegiality is a model for all school board members to follow. His tireless dedication to providing excellent educational opportunities for all students is inspiring."
Although he is stepping down from the BOCES board this year, McCormick recently was elected to a new 3-year term on the Arlington board, where he has served continuously for 35 years.
During McCormick’s board tenure, "he has provided unwavering guidance and vision to generations of students," Dutchess BOCES District Superintendent Richard M. Hooley said.
McCormick’s tenure as NYSSBA president saw construction of the association’s current headquarters in Latham in 2001. As BOCES president, McCormick recently helped shepherd a process leading to the first major capital project for Dutchess BOCES in 50 years.
Now the CEO of McCormick Management Consulting, McCormick retired from IBM Global Services in 2002 after more than 32 years in financial operations for the company, including accounting, cash management, budgeting and procurement.
He graduated from Savannah State University with a bachelor's degree in accounting, and his current professional areas of interest include non-profit management, strategic planning and community engagement.
An Army veteran, McCormick has volunteered with numerous community and non-profit organizations. His national affiliations include the National Black Council of School Board Members, and he served for two years on the National School Boards Association’s Board of Directors.
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