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Michelle Brantner

Senior Associate

Michelle Brantner has been an educator for over 32 years having taught both middle and high school students as a Spanish teacher in a small rural district in upstate New York. After receiving two masters degrees, the second in Educational Administration, Michelle transitioned into leadership serving as High School Assistant Principal and High School Principal before transitioning to the superintendency where she has served for the past 14 years.


Michelle has expertise in building positive school climate and culture through her work with school communities as a whole. She has played an integral role in developing new programs ranging from those designed to provide for students’ basic needs as well as those designed to inspire and provide broader and more diverse access to learning.


Michelle has served as a member of the House of Delegates for the NYSCOSS for the past several years. She has been asked to speak at a women’s initiative conference highlighting ways that gender impacts leadership. She was also chosen by her peers to lead their local Chief School Officers group. In addition, Michelle teaches the Introduction to Leadership Course for the program partnership between OCM BOCES and SUNY Oswego, SUNY Cortland, LeMoyne and Syracuse University.

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