Schoharie County Child Development Council, Inc.(SCCDC) is dedicated to serving families in their physical, social, emotional and academic environments. SCCDC recognizes and encourages individual talents and capabilities in safe, nurturing and structured surroundings where children and families can achieve their personal goals.


SCCDC believes that parents are their child’s greatest teacher, advocate and resource. It is the mission of SCCDC to encourage, support and offer assistance to parents so they may realize the greatest potential for their child.

Board of Directors

Maribeth Batsford, President

Bruce Loveys, Vice President &

                          Policy Council Liaison

Sue Herzog-Davies, Treasurer

 Maggie Jackman-Pryor, Secretary

Gen Overholt

Laura Comstock 

Administrative Staff

Executive Management
Colleen Mahar – Executive Director
Carlo Farina - Director of Financial Operations 


Program Management

Jean Mammato - Planning and Quality Improvement Manager
Lisa Scott - Family Engagement Manager               

Kevin Kutzscher - Schoharie Center Assistant
Stephanie Montanye - Education Coordinator 
Nancy Porter - Office Manager 
Siri Young - Mental Health/Disabilities Services Manager 

Mary Perrotti - Early Childhood Coach/CDA Assistant

Lisa Benninger - Health & Nutrition Manager


Center Management

Jeanne Irwin - Sharon Springs HT/Center Director

Lyn Burton- Schoharie Central School Center Director/Head Teacher

Cory Billings- Middleburgh Central School  Center Director/Head Teacher
Jessica Case - Cobleskill Center Director

Eileen Thrush - Schoharie Center Director

Cara Clouthier - Cobleskill/Richmondville Central School  Contact

Person/Head Teacher