Joseph Kardash, Superintendent of Schools
Mr. Joseph Kardash started his professional career as a software engineer for IBM in Poughkeepsie before moving to the North Country for a career in public education.
He served as the superintendent and business administrator of Colton-Pierrepont since 2011. Prior to that he served as the business administrator, computer coordinator, and athletic director in the same district.
He has a bachelor’s degree in technical communications from Clarkson University, a master’s degree in computer science from Marist College, a certificate of advanced study in school district business leadership from SUNY New Paltz, and a certificate of advanced study in school district leadership from Niagara University. Mr. Kardash also provided regional leadership on the St. Lawrence-Lewis Counties Employees Medical Plan Board, Regional Advisory Committee for NERIC and Rural Schools Association. He serves as president of the Tri-County Solar/Energy Consortium, the first-of-its-kind energy partnership involving 28 schools and municipalities in northern New York. He is also an adjunct professor at St. Lawrence University where he teaches Public School Finance and Applications of Technology to prospective administrators.