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Elementary school principal search update

Dear Schuylerville families,

I’d like to provide an update in regard to the district’s elementary school principal search, as we work towards hiring a new leader for our K-5 students, faculty and staff. An Elementary Principal Search Committee has been established in an effort to encompass the voices and perspectives of our entire school community as we move forward and make this important administrative hire.

Elementary Principal Search Committee members

  • Gregg Barthelmas, Superintendent
  • Christine Burke, Assistant Superintendent for Business
  • James Ducharme, High School Principal
  • Katie Elsworth, Middle School Principal
  • Jordan Tezanos, Director of Pupil Personnel Services
  • Sarah Battiste, Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Professional Development
  • Missy Reynolds, Secretary to the Elementary Principal
  • Sarah Keen, Food Services Manager
  • Jolene Curtis, Kindergarten teacher
  • Amy Weed, 1st grade teacher
  • Karen Thomas, 2nd grade teacher
  • Stephanie Davis, 3rd grade teacher
  • Peter Carner, 4th grade teacher
  • Jackie Hart, 5th grade teacher
  • Lindsay Ochal, Special Education teacher
  • Maria Weeks, School Library Media Specialist
  • Maria Sydor, Parent
  • Rebecca Harrica, Parent

Hiring Timeline

Below is the established timeline with an anticipated start date of July 1:

  • Advertising for the position: concluded on May 19 
  • Administrative review of applications: May 30
  • Elementary teacher committee members meet with Superintendent Barthelmas: June 6
  • Candidate interviews with Elementary Principal Search Committee: June 8
  • Finalist interview with the Board of Education and Superintendent: June 12
  • Board of Education Appointment: June 15
  • Anticipated start date: July 1 

We will continue to keep faculty, staff, and families updated as we move through the hiring process. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.

Thank you!

Gregg Barthelmas