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Board of Education hires new acting superintendent

January 23, 2023

The Board of Education has taken steps to ensure the District's administrative team has sufficient support and resources to continue the District's mission by hiring Dr. Kathleen Davis as the Acting Superintendent, effective February 1, 2023. The Board sincerely thanks Deputy Superintendent Dr. Joseph DeBarbieri for stepping in and serving as Acting Superintendent through this time. The presence of Dr. Davis as Acting Superintendent will allow district administrators to focus on the duties associated with their positions for the benefit of our students and staff. Dr. Kathleen Davis has 41 years of experience in education serving as a coach, teacher, building administrator and Superintendent of Schools. She retired in 2016 after serving as the superintendent of Holland Patent Schools for 15.5 years. Dr. Davis has been doing interim work since 2017 in the following districts: 

VVS - Elementary Interim Principal 
Baldwinsville - Ray Middle School Interim Principal 
Oneida City - HS Interim Principal/Interim Superintendent 
Waterville Central - Interim Superintendent 
Canastota Central - Interim Superintendent 
New York Mills Union Free Schools - Interim Superintendent 
Geneva City Schools - Interim Superintendent 

Dr. Davis has also taught for Utica College in their graduate program for education for several years. She has prior experience working with the State Education Department on a School Under Registration Review (SURR) Team and has been on the Commissioner's Advisory Committee as a superintendent representative. 

She has been married 36 years to her husband Earl who has worked for WKTV for 39 years. They both reside in Barneveld. Dr. Davis, however, will reside in Baldwinsville during her interim work to provide the highest level of support for the district and our school community. 

The Board looks forward to working with Dr. Davis, along with the administrative team and staff, to continue providing the highest quality education and opportunities for our students.