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Chenango Valley Central School District News Article

June 2024 Board Meeting Recognitions

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At the Chenango Valley Board of Education meeting on June 26, several noteworthy achievements were recognized and celebrated!

Spring 2024 Athletic Accomplishments
  • Special Olympics Spring Games Top Scorers: Ava Briggs, Aryonna Holcomb, Carter Holcomb, and Rowan Holcomb
  • Track and Field State Championships Qualifiers: Michael Doyle, Aisling King, Lincoln Patterson, Mackensie Patterson, Delaney Walters, Molly Walters, and Adelie Wilson
  • Track and Field State Qualifier Participants: Grady Heard, Caden Hoyt, Dominic Scott, Gabriella Vazquez, and Jami Williams
  • Varsity Boys Lacrosse Team - Section IV Class D Champions and Participants in the NYSPHSAA Regionals: Gabriel Aylesworth, Caden Atkinson, Zachary Blaise, Jordan Benowski, Alexander Beppler, Logan Cavanaugh, Kellen Charpinsky, Robert Clark, Roman Dutcher, Nate Edwards, Aiden Granger, Kostas Hiras, Tyler Kropp, Max Kuruc, Matthew Leonard, Kadyn Martinichio, Mason Marinaro, Nate Marinaro, Owen Oldroyd, Keaton Perry, Anthony Presto, Jacob Rackett, Brennen Riquier, Logan Sawyer, Alessandro Testani, Gabriel Tallant, Austin Wilbur, and Ryan Wiley.

New York State Seal of Biliteracy
Congratulations to the following students who earned the New York State Seal of Biliteracy: Sophia Ashman, Callie Broderick, Skylar Schaefer, Amir Sadykov, Haley Smith, and Adelie Wilson.

New York State Seal of Civic Readiness
Congratulations to the following students who earned the New York State Seal of Civic Readiness: Sophia Ashman, Caden Atkinson, Molly Berg, Brian Blaise, Olivia Blaise, Callie Broderick, Mary Brom, Sophia Bucci, Addisyn Charpinsky, Destiny Duckworth, Greta Dutcher, Steven Faulkner, Grace Frost, Madelyn Hardler, Kamryn Hoyt, Jessica Matson, Isabella McKown, Amela Muric, Diya Patel, Samantha Perney, Kyle Santi, Skylar Schaefer, Dominic Scott, Scarlet Shelley, Hannah Sherling, Covany Skinner, Jennings Terrell, and Kaida Warwick.

New Hires, Tenure Appointments, and Retirees
We also extended recognition to retirees, newly tenured employees, and new hires. We wish all the best in their future endeavors!

Special thanks to outgoing Chenango Valley Board of Education member Scott Wilson for his five years of dedicated service!

New Hires (or those taking on new roles in the district)
Sophia Brown: Speech-Language Pathologist
Jacob Carpenter: Mathematics Teacher
Kari Eiklor: School Counselor
Aiden Flaherty: Elementary Teacher
McKenna Gill: Elementary Teacher
Tori Goga: Teaching Assistant
Susan Hubbard: Special Education Teacher
Marena Kline: Elementary Teacher
Allison Krauss: Science Teacher
Emma MacDonald: Elementary Teacher
Todd Martin: Technology Teacher
Ryan Page: Social Studies Teacher
Kristina Smith: Teaching Assistant
Cody Usher: Special Education Teacher
Claire Van Laeken: Social Studies Teacher

Meredith Baity, Adrienne Colsten, Tishuba Guzyk, Johanna Hickey, Katie Palmatier, and Rachael Smith.

Martha Murphy-Hutchins, Melissa Schmitz, Karen Schuldt, Judy Westcott, and Teri White.

We extend our gratitude to all the retirees who have played a vital role in the Chenango Valley school community. Your dedication, hard work, and compassion are valued and appreciated! Congratulations and best wishes on this new chapter! Below are some words of wisdom, "Warrior Pride," and exciting future plans we received!

Melissa Schmitz
Melissa Schmitz
I have been a teacher at Chenango Valley for 26 years. Before I came to CV, I worked at Broome-Tioga BOCES for seven years.

During those 26 years, I’ve worked as a math teacher in the middle school and high school, a district math coach, and the middle school math instructional leader. I also volunteered for many committees, mentored new teachers, and held several positions in the CV Teachers Association. I enjoyed advising the National Honor Society, CV Middle School Class of 2028, and the CV Middle School Student Council.

I’m very proud to tell people that I became a Warrior 50 years ago when I started kindergarten at Chenango Valley in 1974, and I am a proud member of the Class of 1987. To me, being a Warrior means that you are determined, focused, and you serve others by fighting for what is right. My teachers at CV taught me to work hard, never give up, and challenged me to be the best person I could be. Returning to teach at CV has been a dream fulfilled.

In my retirement, I plan to spend more time with my son, Mark, who lives in Charleston, South Carolina. I have always enjoyed learning new things, so I would like to learn how to play the bagpipes. I’m definitely going to read more, and I would love to travel all over the world.

Judy Westcott
Judy Westcott
I began working as a Speech Language Pathologist for the district in the fall of 2007, after working as an independent contractor for the county in Early Intervention and Preschool. My four sons all attended CV, graduating in 2005, 2007, 2009, and 2010! When I came to work for the district, I transitioned from parent-teacher relationships to colleagues with the staff that worked with my own children, which was wonderful. I had grown to highly respect this group of teachers. I am leaving a whole different group of colleagues and wish them well along the way. Leaving is bittersweet. I will miss the students, my colleagues, and the relationships that I have formed. What has always been at the forefront for me is gratitude. Every day, there has always been something to be grateful for.

My retirement plans are to watch what unfolds! I will be taking care of my grandson(s) some of the time, but the rest is a clean slate, and I look forward to creating the next chapter! I look forward to watching one of my grandsons grow up in the district!

Teri White
Teri White
I have been a part of the CV family for 23 years.

It all started for me as a playground monitor at Chenango Bridge Elementary School. I enjoyed the students and faculty and was hired as a teacher's aide in fourth and sixth grade at Chenango Bridge.

After finishing my degree, Tamara Ivan hired me as a reading specialist, where I pushed into classrooms and helped students with reading and writing. My last few years at Chenango Bridge were spent in fifth grade teaching ELA and social studies.

To wrap up my career at CV, I worked in the CV Middle School as a sixth-grade ELA teacher.

Being a Chenango Valley Warrior has been a life-changing experience. My four children graduated from Chenango Valley, and it was where I always wanted to teach and make a difference in the lives of students.

Chenango Valley is a true family where the faculty, staff, and parents work together to create life-long learners. My goal was to make a difference in the lives of my students and never give up on helping them succeed.

I plan to work part-time as a reading intervention specialist, travel, and spend time with my family. Chenango Valley will always have a special place in my heart.

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