Superintendent Dr. Tonia Thompson

An esteemed educator with more than 30 years of experience in public education, Superintendent Tonia Thompson has dedicated nearly her entire career to serving the students of the Binghamton City School District.

Dr. Thompson became interim superintendent in July 2016 and was officially named superintendent in 2017. Dr. Thompson served in various administrative roles while working her way up to superintendent, including Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability, Director of Planning and Evaluation, Director of Special Programs for Achievement and Accountability, Director of Early Childhood and Elementary Education, and Director of Primary Education, Grades Pre-K through Second.

Dr. Thompson chaired the district-wide Professional Development Committee, Curriculum Council, District Data Team, District Policy Committee, and co-chairs the District Annual Professional Performance Review and Instructional Technology Committee.

Dr. Thompson graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in biology with a minor in chemistry and concentration in human services, followed by a Master of Arts in Teaching Science from Binghamton University. She began her career in education in 1987 as a high school science teacher, later moving to West Middle School to teach physical science. An opportunity to bring her passion for science teaching to the elementary level occurred when she took a position as a challenge teacher and teacher resource for elementary science.

During her tenure, she was recognized as New York State Teacher of the Year by the Association for Gifted and Talented, National Presidential Award Winner in Elementary Science, Math, and Science and Technology Teacher of the Year – Roberson Museum. After receiving the national Albert Einstein Distinguished Teaching Fellowship award, she served as a fellow at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia.

Interested in furthering her education, Dr. Thompson returned to New York State as a graduate student at Syracuse University in pursuit of a Certificate in Educational Leadership. She was recognized for her work as an Administrative Intern with Skaneateles School District by receiving the Lansing G. Baker Award for Outstanding Educational Leadership Intern and continued there as a building leader and curriculum administrator. She additionally earned a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Syracuse University, where she studied the impact of parent education on families and children.

Dr. Thompson’s tenure in the district has given her unique and invaluable insight into the needs of Binghamton students, families, and the community. Today, as the superintendent of the Binghamton City School District, Dr. Thompson takes a student-centered leadership approach. She’s a tireless advocate for the students of the Binghamton City School District, working to ensure they achieve the best possible educational outcomes. She strongly believes in the foundational power of strong student-educator relationships and is honored to be working with an incredibly talented and dedicated faculty and staff. Dr. Thompson is proud to lead and work in such an enriched environment, and she is dedicated to continuing to advance the Binghamton City School District’s mission of helping its students believe in themselves, feel a sense of belonging, and know the can become whatever they wish to be.  

Dr. Jennifer Dove

Dr. Jennifer Dove, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Budget

Dr. Dove first worked with BCSD as a Race to the Top Administrator at BT BOCES before serving as the Director of Literacy & Humanities, Early Childhood-Grade 12 for 10 years working in all 10 buildings with all teachers and administrators. In this role, she led curriculum, assessment, and instruction for ELA, SS across the district and facilitated various committee work and professional development for teachers in grades Pre-K-12. Dr. Dove was also responsible for the Title III grant for ENL students, ENL registration and instruction, and all required ENL testing. Another important role she had was supporting the PACT program that services families with children from birth to five years old helping families gain the services and knowledge needed to help their children be successful in school and life.

Before coming to BT BOCES and BCSD, Dr. Dove was the Director of Teaching, Learning, & Technology serving in an Assistant Superintendent capacity for the Groton Central School District for five years. In this position, she served as the Curriculum Coordinator, the Data Administrator, and the Technology Director. In these roles, she was responsible for overseeing the following budget lines: federal textbook money, software and hardware money, and the technology and professional development lines in the general budget. As the District Title Coordinator, she was responsible for Title I,II, IV, and VI grant applications, budgets, and reporting. She also wrote and received a $500,000 RTI grant and served as the Grant Coordinator for the elementary building which included designing the RTI plan and coordinating the delivery of RTI services in ELA and Mathematics.  

After teaching 8th and 9th grade English for five years in the Spencer-Van Etten School District, she became an instructional coach and served in this capacity for five years before working at BT BOCES as a professional development specialist in literacy and instructional strategies while leading the BOCES Mentoring Program, Content Area Teams, the Professional Development Committee, and the Annual Professional Performance Review Committee.

Dr. Dove received her bachelor’s degree from SUNY Geneseo in Secondary English in 1993, her master’s degree from SUNY Binghamton in English Education in 1996, and her Doctorate in Leadership and Learning Theory from Andrews University in 2003.

With 16 years as an administrator and 29 total years in education, Dr. Dove brings a wealth of experience both in the classroom and at the district level from a variety of districts and BOCES experiences. Dr. Dove has completely fallen in love with BCSD and is proud to say she works with an incredibly supportive, talented, and committed group of teachers, administrators, and other staff members of the Binghamton City School District.

Kyle Skinner

Kyle Skinner, Assistant to the Superintendent

Kyle Skinner is the Assistant to the Superintendent. Before this role, Kyle served Benjamin Franklin Elementary for the past 12 years, most recently as principal since 2018. Kyle received a Bachelor of Science in Childhood Education from SUNY Oneonta, a Master of Science in Education with a concentration in Educational Leadership from the University of New England. Kyle enjoys spending his time helping coach youth basketball here in Binghamton, spending time with family, and being a part of the Binghamton community.

Eric Wilson

Eric Wilson, Executive Director of Human Resources and Operations

Eric Wilson is the Executive Director of Human Resources and Operations. Wilson has extensive experience in school district administration and School Law. He was the In-House council for Syracuse City School District, Director of Personnel and Labor Relations for the Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES, a partner at Ferrara Fiorenza, P.C., and most recently the Director of Staff Relations/School Attorney for Baldwinsville Central School District. Wilson has a B.A. from Marist College and a J.D. from Albany Law School of Union University.

Dawne Anna-Adams

Dawne Anna-Adams, Director of Personnel

Dawne Anna-Adams is the BCSD director of personnel.
She joined the Binghamton City Schools in 2014 as the P-TECH Coordinator, overseeing the New York State grant that provides pathways for STEM careers for students in schools across the region. She then transitioned from that position to the Department Chair for Science and Technology for grades 6-12. In 2018, she became the associate principal at Binghamton High School. During the 2019-2020 school year, she served as principal of the Fallsburg Junior-Senior High School in Sullivan County, New York.

Building Principals


Attendance & Pupil Services 

Margaret McGarry

(607) 762-8114

Curriculum (Humanities)

Shannon Walker

(607) 762-8100 ext. 321

Curriculum (STEM)

Scout Orr

(607) 762-8100 x 308

Athletics & Student Engagement

Jeremiah Johnson

 (607) 762-8148

Assistant Director of Fine Arts

Ariana Koniuto

 (607) 762-8230

Physical Education, Health & Wellness

David Garbarino

(607) 762-8332


Dawne Anna-Adams

(607) 762-8100 x 412

Assistant Director of Technology and Innovation

Carrie Vesci

(607) 762-8100 x 328

Administrator for Managed Technology Services

Alexandra Ackerman

(607) 762-8100 x222

Director of Facilities

Jason Mugglin

(607) 762-8348

Special Services

Tia Rodriguez

(607) 762-8136 x 201

Special Services

Velvet Tanner

(607) 762-8136 x 201

Department Chairs

Math & FACS

Monica Stento

(607) 762-6078

Social Studies & Business

Steve McGovern

(607) 762-8158

ELA, ENL & World Languages

Alice Kiereck

(607) 762-8109 


Mary Gere-Penna

(607) 762-6009 

Science & Technology (grades 6-12) & PTECH

Jacqueline Scallan

(607) 762-8216