Meet Our Senior Administrators

Jackie Starks

Jacklin G. Starks

Jacklin Starks has served as District Superintendent of Madison-Oneida BOCES since 2003. In that role, she provides assistance and guidance to local school superintendents in the areas of finance, instructional programs, new laws and policies, facilities, curriculum planning and technology. She has experience in superintendent search consultation, labor negotiations, budget development, program development, community group facilitation and effective operation of student services. She also serves as a liaison to the State Education Department for local districts and for the BOCES itself, works closely with elected officials from the Madison-Oneida BOCES region, serves on state-level committees and leads education reform efforts for the region.

Prior to assuming the District Superintendent role, Jackie had extensive experience in the education field. She previously served as Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Director of Special Programs, Director of Early Childhood and Community Services, and a Special Education Coordinator at both the elementary and secondary levels. She was an elementary school principal in Canastota, and began her career as a speech/language pathologist working in area schools. She has also served as an adjunct instructor at Utica College and SUNY Cortland.

Jackie holds a bachelor's degree in speech pathology and audiology from SUNY Brockport, and a master's degree and certificate of advanced study in educational administration from SUNY Cortland. She completed the Central New York Superintendent Development Program at SUNY Oswego and holds permanent certifications as a school district administrator, K-12 reading teacher and K-12 teacher of the speech and hearing handicapped.

Patty Vacca

Patricia M. Vacca

Patricia Vacca joined the administrative team at Madison-Oneida BOCES in 2010 as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. The position oversees all instructional programs and services, including career and technical education, alternative education, special education, professional development, early childhood education and adult education. Patty also help lead several regional educational groups, including the Regional Instructional Leadership Team and Response to Intervention.

Before taking on her current role, Patty spent 14 years serving as director and assistant director of the Early Childhood and Community Services division at Madison-Oneida BOCES. She previously served as a coordinator in the BOCES divisions of Alternative and Special Education and Staff Development. She began her career as a preschool special education teacher, and she has also served as an adjunct professor at SUNY New Paltz. She holds a bachelor's degree in special education from SUNY Geneseo and a master's degree in reading from SUNY Cortland, and she holds permanent certifications as a school district administrator, a school administrator and supervisor, a K-12 reading teacher, an elementary teacher and a special education teacher.

Scott Budelmann

Scott A. Budelmann

Scott A. Budelmann has served as the Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services at the Madison - Oneida BOCES since 2011. He is an attorney licensed to practice law in New York & Delaware, and holds School District Leader and School District Business Leader certifications from the NYS Education Department. He graduated from Indiana University Bloomington (BA), the SUNY Buffalo School of Law (JD), the SUNY Cortland School of Education (CAS SDBL) and the Niagara University College of Education (CAS SDL).

As Assistant Superintendent, Scott oversees the Mohawk Regional Information Center (RIC), Labor Relations Services, the Central Business Office (CBO), School Board Policy Services, Shared Legal Services, Human Resources & Personnel, Risk Management & Safety Services, Regional Bus Maintenance Services, Cooperative Bidding Services, Printing & Graphics, Public Information Services, School Lunch Management Services, School Library System Services, Substitute Calling Services and Shared Facilities Maintenance Services.

Before becoming Assistant Superintendent, Scott practiced labor law, education law, collective bargaining, disability law, criminal law, family law and poverty law in a variety of settings. He also was a hearing officer, an adjunct college instructor, and a teaching assistant for students with disabilities.