“Interscholastic athletics are an integral part of the educational program,” Denis said. “I feel the health and safety of our student athletes is top priority.”
“I hope to build a strong relationship with our Booster Club and continue the reputation of class and excellence that Saranac has worked hard to establish.”
The district has also created a new administrative position to assist with duties related to the state-mandated Annual Professional Performance Review of teachers and principals, as well as the alignment and implementation of the Common Core State Standards.
Effective Aug. 6, Connie Garman became Saranac Central’s first coordinator of curriculum, instruction and special education at a prorated salary of $75,000.
The Tupper Lake native began her career at Saranac Central 17 years ago as a substitute teacher. Since then, Garman has served on several SCSD committees, including the School Based Inquiry Team and District Professional Development Committee.
She currently acts as the district representative to a regional curriculum council.
She holds a Master of Science degree in education and a Certificate of Advanced Study in educational leadership.
Garman is also certified in pre-K through sixth-grade elementary education and K-through-12 reading specialization.
“Mrs. Garman’s experience, education background and commitment to teaching and learning will enable her to assist the district in building upon the academic standing of the Saranac Central School District,” Cringle said.
Garman has been assigned to spend 30 percent of her time at the High School, 25 percent at the Middle School, 25 percent at Saranac Elementary and the remaining 20 percent at Morrisonville Elementary.
“I enthusiastically look forward to working with Connie as we strive toward increasing achievement and success for all students,” Cringle said.
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