Sandra H. Ruffo has been a member of the Broome-Tioga BOCES Board of Education since 1995, serving as its president since 2005. She was a member of the Susquehanna Valley Central School District Board of Education from 1985-2003, serving as its president for 15 years.
Originally from western New York, Ruffo has been a resident of the Southern Tier since 1967. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Binghamton University (formerly Harpur College) and a degree in registered nursing from Broome Community College. Prior to retiring in 2003, she served as the clinical coordinator/interim executive director for the Lourdes Hospice program in Binghamton.
Ruffo has served on numerous board committees during her tenure, including the compensation and health insurance consortiums, audit, board retreat, interest bargaining negotiation, policy, superintendent and board self-evaluation committees, among others. She is a member and past president/vice president of the Broome-Tioga School Boards Association and is a frequent presenter at its annual “Aspiring and Newly Elected Board Member” workshops. She has also presented at the Annual NYSSBA School Board Conference. She is serving her second term as NYSSBA Area 4 director, and is a member of hte Rural Schools Association's board of directors.
Ruffo and her husband, Sam, have been married for 45 years, have raised five children, and have been blessed with 14 grandchildren, ages 4 – 10. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.
Ruffo is a strong advocate for fair and equitable educational opportunities for all children irrespective of where they live. She also promotes ongoing board development for all school board members in order that they can best perform the duties required of them.
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