Jennifer Bolton Carls, Ed.D.
Candidate for Vice President
Otsego Northern Catskill BOCES
Grand Gorge, New York
Jennifer Bolton Carls, Ed.D., is currently the deputy superintendent at Otsego Northern Catskill Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES). The BOCES serves 19 component schools and offers a large range of management services such as a shared business office, human resource programs, self insured health and dental consortiums, labor relations services and leadership of safety risk management.
Jennifer has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University at Buffalo. Her master’s degree in education administration and her SBA certification coursework were completed at Long Island University. She also attended Dowling College where she accomplished her doctoral degree in educational leadership and technology. Her research topic was titled “The relationship among school business administrators’ actual and ideal use of computer technology and school district financial efficiency.” This research led Jennifer to her interest in using new technologies in the workplace.
Jennifer began her career in the banking field in the human resource department at North Fork Bank. After returning to the educational field and after completing her School Business Administration certification, she received an internship at the Cold Spring Harbor School District. Once certified, Jennifer was appointed district treasurer and worked as the assistant to the deputy superintendent in Cold Spring Harbor Schools. Jennifer went on to serve as director of finance for the Erie 2 CC BOCES before her appointment as assistant superintendent at ONC BOCES in 2005.
Jennifer is a third year Director for ASBO International and past president for NYSASBO, having served on the NYSASBO Board of Directors for seven years. She is currently a member of the NYSASBO Membership Committee, a strand coordinator for the NYSASBO Summer Workshop and a winner of the George Perry Award in honor of her commitment to volunteerism. Jennifer also served on a statewide committee to develop the new School District Business Leader exam and has been asked to present at conferences for ASBO International, NYSASBO, and NYS School Boards Association.