Stephanie Cogan is a lifetime resident of the district, who was first elected to the South Colonie Board of Education in 2018.
Cogan became active in supporting the district when her children began school, working in various capacities and serving in officer roles for the Shaker Road Elementary PTA, Colonie Central High School PTSA, and PTA District Council. In her 20 years of PTA service at South Colonie, Cogan was president for 16 of those years earning a PTA Lifetime Member award in 2013. She was instrumental in raising over $150,000 through volunteer efforts to benefit South Colonie students. Cogan has served and continues to serve many other district stakeholder committees.
Cogan was raised and educated in Pennsylvania earning a bachelor’s of Finance from Pennsylvania State University. After graduation, she moved to the Capital District to begin her career as a bank examiner with the federal government. Soon after, she met and married Jim Cogan (CCHS ‘84) and together they raised three children Kyle (CCHS ‘13), John (CCHS ‘16), and Julia (CCHS ‘20). As part of her daughter’s graduation ceremony, Cogan was inducted into the CCHS Hall of Fame, Class of 2020, which was a meaningful and much appreciated recognition of district service.