The Rural Schools Association of New York



Executive Director

Dave Little began serving as the Executive Director of the Rural Schools Association of New York State in November of 2014. Prior to that, Dave served as Director of Governmental Relations of the New York State School Boards Association for 15 years. Dave began his career in public service by serving as legal counsel first in the State Assembly and then in the Senate, where he was Home Rule Counsel and Local Government Counsel to the Majority Leader. Dave has been a county legislator and regional planning commissioner, and served as president of the Brittonkill Board of Education for a decade. Dave is also the former national chair of the Conference of State Association Legislative Staff. Dave received his undergraduate degree from Wittenberg University and his Juris Doctor from the Capital University Law School. He and his wife Lynne (who works with autistic students at Questar III BOCES) live in Brunswick and have two sons, Patrick and Daniel.