Dear Schodack Community,
I am writing to let you know of a staffing change in our Athletics Department. Near the end of last year, our current Athletic Director, Mike Silver, accepted a full-time position at Maple Hill as a physical education teacher. Since then he has continued as our Athletic Director to help plan for fall sports while we searched for his replacement. After a thorough interview process with potential candidates, I would like to announce that we have selected Daniel Bentley as Schodack’s new Athletic Director.
During the interview process, Mr. Bentley met with committees consisting of our faculty, staff, and parents to ensure he was the best choice for the role. He comes to Schodack from Questar III BOCES where he has been teaching physical education to students at both their Academy at Rensselaer Educational Center and the Hudson Valley Community College STEM High School. While finishing his bachelor’s degree in physical education at Sage College, he also coached both soccer and basketball for multiple seasons at Berlin Jr./Sr. High School.
Mr. Bentley was officially appointed as Athletic Director at the August 4 board meeting and will assume the role from Mr. Silver starting September 1. In the meantime, he is already on site in the district and working closely with Mr. Silver to effectively transition into his new role before our students return on Wednesday, September 7.
We will introduce families further to Mr. Bentley before the start of school but in the meantime, I wanted to let you know about his appointment. While he does not fully take over his new role until September, I encourage you to reach out to him via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to welcome him or if you have any questions about Maple Hill’s upcoming Fall 2022 Athletics Season.
A reminder that if your grade 7-12 student is interested in playing fall sports, the registration deadline is tomorrow (August 10). Full registration information is available on our website here.
Finally, please also join me in thanking Mr. Silver for the work he has done as our Athletic Director, we are very happy that he will be staying in Schodack in his new teaching position. As with all aspects of education these last few years, school athletics were disrupted and complicated. We appreciate all the work Mr. Silver did to ensure our students had ongoing, safe access to athletics and physical education.
Jason M. Chevrier
Superintendent of Schools
Schodack Central School District