April 23, 2013

Beekmantown Central leader to retire

BEEKMANTOWN — Beekmantown Central School Superintendent Scott Amo will retire in August.

The School Board is expected to approve his retirement, effective Aug. 14, at its meeting at 6:15 p.m. today in the Middle/High School Library.

Before becoming Beekmantown Central’s leader six years ago, Scott Amo served as superintendent of Saranac Lake Central School for three years.

His wife, Patricia Amo, recently announced that she too will retire, on July 2, from her administrative role in Plattsburgh City School District. She has been Stafford Middle School principal for the past nine years.

Upon their retirements, the couple plan to relocate to Albuquerque, N.M., where their son and daughter-in-law are awaiting the arrival of twins.

“We’ll be joining them, hopefully, before the end of the summer,” Scott Amo said.

Like many school districts, Scott Amo said, BCSD has faced many challenges during his time as superintendent; however, he has been very pleased and impressed with the work of his colleagues at the school and values his relationships with them.

“That makes these decisions even harder to reach,” he said of retiring.

Scott Amo added that he is pleased to have been able to serve the students of Beekmantown Central and hopes to leave the district in a better place than when he arrived.

In addition to this evening’s meeting, the School Board is scheduled to gather at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the Middle/High School Library to meet with Champlain Valley Educational Services Superintendent Craig King to discuss conducting a search for Amo’s successor.

Both meetings are open to the public.

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