Dear Schodack Families and Staff,
During last night’s meeting, the Schodack Board of Education approved administrative changes that I want to share with you.
Last month, our Assistant Superintendent for School Administration Michael Bennett accepted the position of Superintendent of Schools for the Greenville Central School District. Mr. Bennett’s decision gave us a chance to reevaluate how we can delegate future management of his duties and in recent weeks we have determined a final course of action.
After Mr. Bennett leaves in early March 2022, his current responsibilities will be split between two new board-approved positions in the district: Director of Student Services and Director of Teaching & Learning. A few weeks ago I asked for staff and parent/guardian volunteers to sit on stakeholder committee interviews for potential candidates. Thank you to all who volunteered their time for this important process and helped us come to the following decisions.
I am happy to announce that Maple Hill Principal Jacqueline Hill has been appointed as Director of Student Services. She has done incredible work leading Maple Hill and we are excited for her to transition into this new position within the district. As Director of Student Services, Ms. Hill will be responsible for the administration of all pupil personnel services consisting of health services, counseling programs, student support services, social-emotional learning and the special education program. This being mid-school year, Ms. Hill will stay on as Maple Hill Principal through the rest of the current school year and assume her new role in July 2022.
I am also happy to announce that Alyssa Sabbatino has been appointed as Director of Teaching & Learning. She is coming to Schodack from Mechanicville City School District where she has been serving as Assistant Superintendent of School Improvement. As Director of Teaching & Learning, Ms. Sabbatino will provide leadership and vision in the ongoing planning, implementation, development, direction, review, and evaluation of the district’s curriculum and instructional services. Ms. Sabbatino will start as Schodack’s Director of Teaching & Learning in early March 2022.
Mr. Bennett will be greatly missed by all who have had the privilege to know and work with him in Schodack but we know he will do outstanding work in Greenville. His departure leaves us with big shoes to fill but I know Ms. Hill and Ms. Sabbatino are more than up to the task.
Jason M. Chevrier
Schodack Central School District