Ciarelli and Carroll Filling High School Leadership Positions for Remainder of the School Year
photo courtesy of Amy Haube
At a Special Board of Education Meeting on March 12th
, Peter Ciarelli was approved as the High School’s new Interim Principal and Mrs. Maureen Carroll as Interim High School Dean of Students for the remaining months of the 2017-2018 school year. Ciarelli had been serving the District as Director of Curriculum and Instruction since the departure of Dr. Terry Ward earlier this school year. Carroll will be serving as a “teacher on special assignment” filling the role of Dean of Students in the High School. A long-term substitute physical education teacher will take Mrs. Carroll’s place at Burton Street during this time.
Mr. Reilly said, “Once a permanent Principal is hired and appointed for the 2018-2019 school year, Mrs. Carroll will return to her teaching position in the Elementary School and the new Principal and I will begin the process of hiring a new Assistant Principal for the High School. We appreciate Mrs. Carroll and her willingness to be of such assistance to our overall school programming during this time of unusual administrative turnover. Mrs. Carroll is a certified NYS administrator having completed a Certificate of Advanced Studies, which helps make this decision easier.”
Mr. Ciarelli replaces Dave Cecile, who had served the H.S. as Interim Principal since January. Mr. Cecile, a retired administrator, was not available to finish the entire school year and Ciarelli makes the transition into the Principal position as the District has just hired a new Director of Curriculum & Instruction. Mr. Ben New was appointed by the School Board as the school’s Director of Curriculum & Instruction at a special Board of Education Meeting on March 8th
. New is scheduled to begin his career at Cazenovia CSD as soon as his notice period is served at Morrisville-Eaton.
“We are very fortunate to be able to place both Peter Ciarelli and Maureen Carroll into these two important leadership positions for the District,” states Reilly, “Mr. Ciarelli and Mrs. Carroll bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the building, and have served together in years past on committees, productions of the school musical, and as department leaders, and should make a great team in the high school for the remainder of 2017-2018.”