Interim principals named at junior-senior high school
Jan. 3, 2012
The Watervliet City School District Board of
Education has named an interim principal and interim assistant principal
for the junior-senior high school.
The board has selected current assistant high school principal David Wareing as interim principal of Watervliet Junior-Senior High School and Ryan Groat, a former teacher and administrator in the Hudson and East Greenbush school districts, as interim assistant high school principal.
“The appointment to these interim positions will help ensure a smooth and brief transition period as we undergo a change in the district administration. I expect the board of education to make permanent appointments to the principal and assistant principal positions by spring,” Board of Education President Mark Scully said.
The interim appointments are part of the shift in the district administration set off by the November resignation announcement of current Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Padalino. Dr. Padalino will leave the district at the end of this week to take the superintendent’s position in the Kingston City School District. Following an internal search for candidates, the board of education last month announced it had selected current Junior-Senior High School Principal Dr. Lori S. Caplan as the district’s next superintendent. She officially takes over as the district’s top administrator on Monday, Jan. 9.