By ASHLEIGH LIVINGSTON
---- — PLATTSBURGH — Champlain Valley Educational Services will soon welcome a new district leader.
Dr. Mark Davey, currently the head of Gates Chili Central School District in Rochester, has been chosen to replace longtime CVES Superintendent Craig King, who is retiring.
Davey, 50, will step into his new role on Aug. 19 at a salary of $165,762 for the 2013-14 school year.
“I am impressed with the outstanding programs, dedicated and professional staff and CVES vision for the future,” he said in a news release.
“I look forward to building on the established BOCES success as we promote continued excellence and collaboration with school districts.”
Before becoming leader of Gates Chili Central in 2009, Davey was the assistant superintendent for instruction at Hudson Falls Central School in Fort Edward.
He had also served as an elementary principal and assistant high school principal in the Schenectady City School District in Schenectady County.
He has held administrative positions in the Cohoes City and West Genesee Central school districts in Albany and Onondaga counties, respectively.
Davey said he looks forward to returning to the North Country, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history and education from SUNY Potsdam and a master’s degree in educational studies from SUNY Plattsburgh.
In addition, he holds a doctorate in education from Vanderbilt University and a Certificate of Advanced Study in instructional administration from SUNY Oswego.
“On behalf of the entire Board of Education, CVES staff and all of our component districts and partnering agencies, I welcome Dr. Davey and look forward to working with him,” CVES School Board President Larry Barcomb said in the news release.
“I am confident that Dr. Davey’s experience and knowledge will allow CVES to continue to grow and prosper under his leadership.”
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