Jacklin G. Starks

Jackie StarksJackie Starks has served as District Superintendent of Madison-Oneida BOCES since 2003. In that role she provides assistance and guidance to local school superintendents in the areas of finance, instructional programs, new laws and policies, facilities, curriculum planning, and technology. She has experience in superintendent search consultation, labor negotiations, budget development, program development, community group facilitation and effective operation of student services. She also serves as a liaison to the State Education Department for local districts and for the BOCES itself. Jackie works closely with elected officials from the Madison-Oneida BOCES region, serves on state-level committees, and leads education reform efforts for the region.

Starks is a lifelong resident of Canastota. She graduated from Canastota High School in 1974 and spent many years of her career in education working in the Canastota Central School District before joining Madison-Oneida BOCES. She served as an assistant principal and principal of the South Side and Peterboro Street Elementary Schools. She completed an administrative internship as the Assistant Director of Pupil Personnel Services in Canastota, and she also served as a district-wide speech/language pathologist for five years.

Over the years, Jackie has served on a number of community organization boards, including:Starks Graduation Madison County Promise, Madison County Workforce Investment Board, Oneida County Youth Bureau, Morrisville State College Baccalaureate Nursing Program Advisory Board, the Madison County School Services Partnership, and the New York State Council of School Superintendents. She also served as the chairperson of the District Superintendents Technology Committee and co-chairperson of Educational Leadership Mohawk Valley. She is a past recipient of the Canastota Alumni Association Educator’s Award and the Oneida Rotary Club’s Bill Fariel Award for excellence in the workplace and community.

Starks holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from SUNY Brockport and a Master’s Degree and Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration from SUNY Cortland. She completed the Central New York Superintendent Development Program at SUNY Oswego and holds permanent certifications as a School District Administrator, K-12 Reading teacher, and K-12 teacher of Speech and Hearing Handicapped. She has also served as an adjunct instructor at Utica College and SUNY Cortland.

In addition to her professional activities Jackie is very dedicated to the love and support to her family. She is the daughter of Donald and the late Angeline Giufre Starks. She has one daughter, Kristen, who is also a Canastota alumna. Kristen and her husband, Justin, reside in Canastota with their three children - Lucianna, Joseph, and Cole.