Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
450 Mamaroneck Avenue
Harrison, NY 10528
Supervisor of Literacy and Learning
Debra Fishman is the Supervisor of Literacy and Learning for Southern Westchester BOCES. For 21 years, she has been at the Rye City School District, where she has served in many different roles. She began her career as a special education teacher at Windward and then in Rye, shifted to the elementary classroom and then became a language arts coordinator. For six years, she was a full-time staff developer, where she led many workshops in both literacy and technology. Deb helped the district implement differentiated instruction, RTI as well as the Regents Reform Agenda.
Supervisor of Safety and Facilities
Brandon A. Cruz is the Supervisor of School Safety and Facilities for Southern Westchester BOCES. He joined the Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support in 2017, working to ensure that all school safety and building facilities needs are met throughout SWBOCES’ 32 component districts. Before arriving at BOCES, Mr. Cruz was a middle school special education teacher and a special education instructional support specialist. He most recently spent a decade as a well-respected assistant principal in a high-needs elementary school in the Bronx. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Latin American and Caribbean history, with a minor in education, and his master’s degree in special education, both at SUNY Albany.