Meet Our Senior Administrators

sandra sherwood

Sandra Sherwood, Interim District Superintendent

Sandra Sherwood is the District Superintendent of Herkimer BOCES and is serving as Interim District Superintendent at MOBOCES until the Board makes a permanent appointment.


 Scott Budelmann

Scott A. Budelmann, Deputy Superintendent

Scott A. Budelmann currently serves as Deputy Superintendent and has served as the Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services at MOBOCES 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 has overseen the Mohawk Regional Information Center (MORIC), 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.

Patty Vacca

Patricia M. Vacca, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction

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.