It’s my honor and privilege to begin as Chenango Valley’s Superintendent of Schools this summer! Beginning in early June, I was able to attend the annual Ice Cream Social and Band Concert, visit all buildings and meet many staff and students, and meet with our transportation and maintenance department over pizza. This school community’s passion and commitment to our students shone through in all these visits.
My goal is to hit the ground running and get up to speed as quickly as possible on our capital improvement work, leadership development, hiring and retention, and several other areas this summer. Moreover, getting out into the school community and being accessible to students, staff, and families is a priority. Please be on the lookout for more information on meet and greets that will take place in August. I look forward to listening to and serving this school community as we continue to provide our students with a first-class experience.
Additionally, our school community owes a sincere thank you to Michelle Feyerabend for her leadership as Interim Superintendent. Under her strong leadership, Chenango Valley developed and passed a balanced budget, responded to community events with empathy and care, and navigated several unique challenges, such as the mid-June Canadian wildfire smoke. Chenango Valley is a stronger school district because of her leadership, and I look forward to continuing to work closely with her.
If you see me out and about, please do not hesitate to stop and say hello. I look forward to meeting you!