Danielle Yeomans, who has more than 18 years of experience working for Ulster BOCES, has been appointed Director of the Mid-Hudson Regional Information Center (MHRIC). She assumed her new duties on July 26.
According to Ulster BOCES District Superintendent Charles Khoury, Yeomans is exceptionally well prepared for her new position. “Ms. Yeomans brings a wealth of skills and experience to the MHRIC, which helps 47 school districts and four BOCES in Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties maintain their technical and management services in a cost-effective manner,” he said. “We have witnessed her commitment to schools in our region and are confident she will tackle her new responsibilities with the same tenacity she has displayed in her nearly two decades of work with us.”
Prior to stepping into her new post, Yeomans spent nearly three years as a senior supervisor at Ulster BOCES Instructional Services, where she was responsible for the Educational Technology Department. Among her duties were working with district technology leaders and assistant superintendents on technology initiatives, purchasing, and E-Rate planning (which makes internet and telecommunication services more affordable for eligible schools and libraries).
Previously, Yeomans was the Coordinator of the Ulster BOCES School Library System, where she was responsible for all operations of the system, including cooperative services focusing on automation, databases, and media. Her additional responsibilities included writing and managing multiple state and federal grants.
Yeomans also has extensive teaching experience, having taught children in Kindergarten through Grade 12, collaborating with teachers to incorporate library skills into lessons, and developing a curriculum to support student learning.
Yeomans earned a Bachelor of Arts in English (with a Business minor) as well as a Master of Library Science degree from SUNY Albany. She has been certified as a New York State School District Administrator (SDA) and New York State School Administrator and Supervisor (SAS), and also holds a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Educational Administration and Policy Studies.
Yeomans has set a number of professional goals for herself. “My short-term goal,” she said, “is to gain an understanding of what is currently being done to support our districts and students. My long-term goal is to bring stakeholders together to develop new and innovative services and to continually improve our current services.”
Looking ahead, Yeomans said, “I am very honored and excited to start this new adventure as the MHRIC Director. We have a great staff here, and I look forward to collaborating with the districts in a four-county region on new initiatives and supporting our current services.”
In her spare time Yeomans enjoys reading fiction (especially thrillers) and spending time with her daughter, Nadia (who will be graduating from SUNY Oneonta in December), and her partner Kevin (with whom she recently rescued an energetic black lab mix named AJ).