Interim high school principal appointed

Parents and Guardians,
As you know, our current high school principal, Imran Abbasi, has accepted the position of Director of World Languages, English as a New Language and Social Studies at the Niskayuna Central School District. His last day with us will be Friday, October 4.

We have posted for a permanent hire for this position and will begin interviews soon, but in the meantime, we are excited to appoint Maureen Malone-Avione as the interim principal of Schalmont High School.

Maureen is a lifelong educator, most recently serving as principal of Eastern Suffolk BOCES Alternative High School. Throughout her two decades in education, she has helped to cultivate successful learning environments for all students, strengthen the school-home connection, and effectively assess data to improve student outcomes.

Please expect Maureen to join us in the early weeks of October.

If you have any questions or concerns about this transition, please do not hesitate to call my office at 518-355-9200.

Sincerely,
Carol A. Pallas, Superintendent