A tireless leader in education with a long history in administration and a penchant for revitalizing the status quo, Bernard Pierorazio has never been afraid to take on big projects with big ideas. He used his various roles as principal, dean, and finally Superintendent of Yonkers public schools to help children in urban areas receive the resources they needed to succeed. Under his leadership Yonkers saw higher graduation rates, college offers, and post-secondary scholarships. Bernard conceptualized the award-winning PRIDE project that was meant to repair outdated academic building infrastructure. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including being named the Superintendent of the Year in New York State in 2011. Bernard is always interested in community activities and currently serves as Regional Field Associate at Successful Practices Network CTE Technical Assistance Center.