CodeBaby_Sarah_ClearBackground_smallSarah A. Chauncey, DPS-IM
Doctorate in Information Management
Chief Information Officer, Rockland BOCES

Sarah’s professional career encompasses her wide-ranging skills as an information manager, computer consultant, systems analyst, and business strategist. As an educator, Sarah developed curriculum and presented courses for public schools, colleges, and business settings. From 1980 to 2004, she was engaged as a business strategist, system’s analyst, computer consultant, and web developer implementing applications for major corporations including Morgan Guaranty, First Boston, Citicorp, Equitable Life, and Newsweek. As a technology instructor she developed and presented courses for major corporations and government agencies including the Social Security Administration, Office of Personnel Management, US Army, and the New York City Board of Education. From 1989 to 1993, as Vice President and co-owner of StarTech Software Systems, Inc., she co-developed and marketed a report management and distribution system which was used by companies in the United States, Europe, and Mexico.

In 2004, she combined her technical and business expertise and joined the East Ramapo School District as a library media specialist. She presented workshops for regional library conferences, local school districts, teacher centers, Leadership Rockland, and for St. Thomas Aquinas College. Her work has been highlighted in School Library Journal and regional publications.

In July of 2010, Sarah become the Director of Information Resources and Learning Technologies for Rockland BOCES. Sarah was an adjunct online instructor for McDaniel College in Maryland. In the summer of 2009 she developed the course, “Learning Technologies”, a required master’s level course in McDaniel’s School of Library Science and School of Education.

For Benchmark Education (2012-14) she directed a  team of writers and technicians to take a product she developed in 2005, Digital Pencil (, to enterprise level.

Her research considers motivation, curiosity, creativity, environment, systems and design thinking to support analysis and identification of opportunities to create frictionless face-to-face, virtual, and blended learning environments. She conceives “frictionless learning” as the integration of optimally structured space, time, resources, and community interaction to support achievement of individual and group learning goals. Her current product work merges teaching, learning, and assessment into collaborative, responsive digital work spaces.

In September 2012, Sarah successfully defended her dissertation — Can You Hear Us Now? Investigating the Effects of a Wireless Grid Social Radio Station on Collaboration and Communication in Fragile Populations. In spring 2013, she presented her study, virtually at INTED2013.

In May 2013, Sarah was awarded the Prize for best doctoral thesis for the Doctorate of Professional Studies Program from the Syracuse University School of Information Studies.

Sarah has a Doctorate in Information Management, Syracuse University School of Information Studies (summa cum laude) (2012) ; MBA NYU Stern School of Business (magna cum laude); MLS Syracuse University School of Information Studies (summa cum laude); BS in Education SUNY Oneonta (summa cum laude).

Inf the fall of 2012 she completed her first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) – A Crash Course on Creativity — with  Professor Tina Seelig and 30,000+ other students, Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Stanford University.

In 2014, Sarah became the Director of Instructional Technology and Curriculum Development for Rockland BOCES Student Services Division.

In 2019, Sarah became the Chief Information Officer for Rockland BOCES.

In 2020, Sarah became the District Superintendent & CEO for Rockland BOCES.