Vincent J. Coppola, Ed.D.
Dr. Vincent J. Coppola, after serving seven years as the Executive Director of the Western New York Educational Service Council at the North Campus of the University at Buffalo, now serves the Council as a full-time Search Consultant. The Western New York Educational Service Council has been in existence since 1949 and was chartered by the Board of Regents in 1966. The Council provides educational consulting services to public and private schools throughout the Northeastern part of the United States. The Council staff has completed approximately 400 searches for the position of school superintendent since 1966.
After spending 40 years working in the public schools as an English teacher, guidance counselor, assistant high school principal, principal of a middle school, Director of Personnel, and Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Coppola retired as Superintendent of the Corning City School District in July 1998.
Dr. Coppola has taught graduate courses in administration and counselor education at Canisius College and the University at Buffalo.
Vince has been a keynote speaker at several state-wide conferences and has participated in presenting educational seminars at the national level. He was honored to be selected by the Executive Educator Journal as one of the top 100 administrators in North America. He received the Top Educator Award from Phi Delta Kappa and was selected by the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce to receive the Educator of the Year Award. He is also the recipient of the Dean’s Service Award as well as the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo.
Dr. Coppola’s most recent honor was his selection as one of the five educators in New York State and one of 24 in the United States to receive the Excellence in Educational Leadership Award presented by the University Council for Educational Administration.