Lucinda Hurley has been involved in arts-in-education education throughout her 30-year tenure with Nassau BOCES. She has overseen many programs dedicated to bringing resources to schools, creating strategic partnerships, and bringing the resources of Nassau BOCES to districts and the Long Island region.
Currently, Lucinda serves as Executive Director of Nassau BOCES’ Department of Strategic Initiatives. She serves as a liaison with local businesses and community-based organizations, and coordinates agency and inter-agency collaborations and projects. She is both a leader and a resource for the entire agency in its strategic planning.
Lucinda began her career at Nassau BOCES in 1986 in the Outdoor and Environmental Education program and has been an executive director of several departments during her tenure including the department in which Long Island High School for the Arts and Nassau BOCES Arts-in Education reside. She is the past president of the New York State Outdoor Education Association as well as a recipient of that organization’s Leadership and Golden Awards. She has served on or is serving on the boards of the Literacy Volunteers of America/Literacy Nassau, Cornell Cooperative Extension, JASON Foundation for Education, SUNY at Cortland Alumni Curriculum Advisory Board, Nassau County Youth Board, Long Island Arts Alliance and many grant and project related advisory boards.
As a frequent conference presenter and speaker, she has covered such topics as programs designed for at risk/high needs populations and communities, outdoor and environmental education, arts in education, leadership and administration, and interdisciplinary program design.
Lucinda is a graduate of the State University College at Cortland, holds a master’s degree from Adelphi University and earned her School Administration and Supervision Certification from Hofstra University.