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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Deborah Marriott Leaves New York State Education Department and Her Position as Director of Teacher Tenure Unit

From: Deborah Marriott <>
Date: Tue, May 3, 2016, 10:07
Subject: Farewell - Leaving SED
To: Deborah Marriott <>
Cc: Daniel Harder <>, OSPRA <>, TENURE <>

Dear Attorneys, Hearing Officers and Court Reporters:

I wanted to let you know that I am leaving SED to become the Director of Human Resources for a local school district.  My last day here will be May 11.  Bart Zabin has retired.  Your tenure questions and issues should be sent to or by calling (518) 474-3021.  Other Part 83 and fingerprinting issues should be sent to or by calling (518) 473-2998.  From there, your questions will be routed to the correct person.  Daniel Harder who is copied on this email will be the Acting Director of OSPRA until a new Director is appointed.  As many of you know, Daniel Harder is an experienced litigator who has been with OSPRA for over 12 years and is well versed with the issues affecting the various program areas.

I have enjoyed my many years of working with all of you and expect that you will be in good hands after I leave.  If you would like my contact information for future communications, please send me a private message.

Director, NYS Education Department
Office of School Personnel Review and Accountability (OSPRA)
Fingerprinting, Teacher Tenure Hearing, and Legal and Investigative Units
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234

Direct Phone: (518) 408-1521
Office Phone: (518) 473-2998 (Monday thru Friday 9AM to 12PM, and 1PM-4PM)
Tenure Phone:  (518) 474-3021
Office Fax: (518) 402-5940