Joe Durney is a co-Founder of STEER for Student Athletes. He holds a B.S. and a M.S. in Education, a post-Masters Professional Diploma in School District Administration, a Certificate of Advanced Education Leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and earned a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Innovation at New York University. Joe has over thirty years of experience in the field of education recently retiring as Deputy Superintendent of Schools for the Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District in New York. Joe is a New York Education Department certified teacher, coach, school supervisor, and school district administrator. Joe is currently an Adjunct Professor at Manhattanville College in the Graduate School of Education, teaching in the Educational Leadership Program.
Joe has served as a teacher, coach, and an educational leader and administrator for children and young adults at the elementary, intermediate, high school, and collegiate levels. Joe served as Conference President in New York State Section One Interscholastic High School Athletics. He’s been a member of the Section One High School Athletics Executive Committee, the Section One Executive Committee for the NYS Athletic Administrators Association, and the Executive Committee for the NYSAPHERD Council of Administrators.
Joe was the 2009 Recipient of the NYSAPHERD Council of Administrator’s State Service Award, the 2011 ODFMC Community Health Service Award, and is Past Co-Chair of the Port Chester Cares Community Coalition. He’s been honored by the Port Chester/Rye Brook NAACP and Tamarack Tower Foundation for his contributions to the community. Joe is a member of the Lower Hudson Council of Personnel and Human Resource Administrators. Also, Joe served on the Executive Committee of the SWBOCES Section One Professional Development Committee. He has taught NYS Education Department coaching coursework for high school teachers and coaches under the auspices of the Sound Shore Superintendent’s Consortium (8 Regional High Schools).
Joe has four children and lives with his wife Mary in Port Chester, NY.