Schodack Central School District

1477 South Schodack Road, Castleton-on-Hudson, New York 12033
T: (518) 732-2297 • F: (518) 732-7710
Jason Chevrier, Superintendent

Jodi Sullivan Named Gr. 7-12 Assistant Principal


Assistant Principal Jodi SullivanJodi Sullivan, a teacher and teacher leader with Chatham CSD for the past nine years, has been named Gr. 7-12 Assistant Principal..


"I am so excited and blessed and grateful to be trusted to help with the education and upbringing of students in this community," said Ms. Sullivan. "My philosophy is doing the best thing for students all the time."


Ms. Sullivan served as an English teacher, literacy specialist, department teacher leader, and professional development committee teacher leader at Chatham. She explained she is very familiar with the Schodack community and attended Castleton Elementary and Maple Hill Middle School.


"My family and I spend a lot of time with our friends in Castleton still and I think it is one of the most special communities I've come across," said Ms. Sullivan.


Ms. Sullivan will work with Assistant Superintendent for School Administration Michael Bennett, who will serve as Acting Principal at Maple Hill High School until a new principal is hired in the fall. The district is waiting until the fall to hire a principal to succeed Ron Agostinoni to ensure staff, parents, and students can be involved in interview committees. Mrs. Sullivan will also work with Middle School Principal Jacqueline Hill.


"We're excited to welcome Jodi to our team," said Superintendent Jason Chevrier. "We're always seeking to bring in high quality people who put students first and we look forward to the skill set she brings. Assistant principals get used in different roles in different districts and she will contribute as an equal part of our leadership team. It's a great fit for us and her."


"I love the fact that the Assistant Principal position is part of the instructional and educational team," said Ms. Sullivan. "People often think the Assistant Principal is the place to go for discipline. I'm excited to take a more proactive approach with a 'What can I do to help motivate you or help you get more involved in your own education' sort of lens."


Ms. Sullivan said she also looks forward to helping with the transition to a Gr. 7-12 building in 2018-19 and working to ease any concerns people may have.


"I think the vision for the Capital Project really enhances Schodack and faculty, staff, and students will be excited by the new innovative spaces that will support what is already happening in the classroom," said Ms. Sullivan. "I hope to be able to help people see the potential, the opportunity and the excitement and to help them realize how ready they are for these types of changes."


Ms. Sullivan noted she will attend the Grade 6 Open House, Middle School Ice Cream Social, and High School Freshman Orientation. She also will be in the High School Main Office every day the week of Aug. 14 (the first week of fall sports and Regents Exams) and the week before school starts.


"I am most looking forward to meeting the people who are going to give this place life," said Ms. Sullivan. "I can't wait for the students, teachers, and staff to come back. I'm very excited about that. I would welcome a drop in 'hello' from faculty, community, students, or parents. I would love that very much."


Ms. Sullivan lives in East Greenbush with her husband Timothy and daughters Reina and Quinn, ages 9 and 4, respectively.