Cooperstown Central School District has made administrative changes that will be in effect with the start of the 2018-19 fiscal year on July 1.
The changes were accounted for in the 2018-19 budget, which was approved by voters last month.
Jr. /Sr. High School Principal Donna Lucy, who started with the district at the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, is leaving. The principal position will be filled on an interim basis for one year by Jim Brophy, who has been serving as the Director of Extra-Curricular Advisement and Athletics for the past two years.
David Bertram is a longtime elementary teacher and coach for the district. He was recently appointed to the position of Director of Extra-Curricular Advisement and Athletics.
An elementary teacher was hired to replace Bertram. Nina Burke will be taking over in a fourth grade classroom in September.
A search for a permanent Jr./Sr. High School principal is expected to begin in the fall.
In an email to staff earlier this month, Lucy announced she was leaving after two years in the district.
“As many of you know I became engaged earlier this year. As a result my family and I will be relocating in July 2018,” Ms. Lucy said. “I am super excited for my next chapter and I leave knowing that there are other authentic champions for children in the world.”
The administrative changes will help meet the district’s goal of engaging more students in extracurricular activities and ensure that those activities and interscholastic athletics are managed in a beneficial way that support learning as a whole within the district.