Ilion School Superintendent

Cosimo Tangorra, Jr.

2008 - 2013
Ilion Superintendent - Cosimo Tangorra, Jr.

The Ilion Board of Education selected Mr. Cosimo Tangorra, Jr. as Superintendent of Schools and formally appointed Mr. Tangorra at the April 7, 2008 regular board of education meeting. Mr. Tangorra replaced Mr. Robert Service who served the district for the previous four years. Mr. Tangorra was the Superintendent of Schools at the Trumansburg Central School District where he served for four years. Previously, he served as Superintendent of the Oppenheim-Ephratah Central School.

Mr. Tangorra has been a K-12 principal, special education teacher and worked for the Department of Social Services during his career. He received his CAS from SUNY Cortland, MA from the College of St. Rose and BA from Siena College. He also received an AA from Herkimer County Community College.

The last Superintendent of the Ilion Central School District, Mr. Cosimo Tangorra, Jr., began his duties on August 1, 2008 and concluded his term, as Ilion Superintendent on June 30, 2013. The Ilion Central School District merged with the Mohawk Central School District and was officially renamed the Central Valley Central School District. Mr. Tangorra was appointed to serve as the first superintendent of the newly formed district that began operating on July 1, 2013.

In July 2014, the New York State Board of Regents named Dr. Cosimo Tangorra the state education department’s Deputy Commissioner for the Office of P-12 Education. Dr. Tangorra replaced Ken Slentz who stepped down in May to become superintendent at Skaneateles Central School District. The Central Valley Board of Education accepted Dr. Tangorra’s resignation, at a special meeting, on July 9, 2014. The board appointed Herkimer County BOCES District Superintendent Mark Vivacqua as acting superintendent.


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