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Celia Volbrecht is retiring!

Congratulations and THANK YOU to literacy instructor CELIA VOLBRECHT, who retires this week after 27 years of dedicated service to thousands of students here at OCM BOCES. Celia touched the lives of countless students of all ages and from all walks of life, many of whom would NOT have reached their goals without her inspiration.

Celia always impressed everyone at OCM BOCES with her kindness, dedication, commitment and passion for teaching. She is very humble about her accomplishments, but one award that stands out is her selection in 2012 as Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the New York Association for Continuing/Community Education (NYACCE).  She also helped more than 1,000 students acquire their high school equivalency diplomas – a conservative estimate by all accounts. Celia says she loved her job because she enjoyed helping enthusiastic students, seeing their understanding “click” during lessons and learning something from them in return.
Celia’s departure will leave a huge void at OCM BOCES and all the related organizations that benefitted from her help and expertise. We wish her all the happiness in the world with lots of quality time to spend with her husband, Richard, and their four grandchildren.




J. Francis Manning, Ed. D.
District Superintendent & CEO

PO Box 4754
Syracuse, NY 13221
(315) 433-2600

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