Students 'highest priority' to next LPCS principal

Tammy Casey

LAKE PLACID — Tammy Casey has been tapped as Lake Placid Central School District’s High School principal.

She’ll take the job as of July 1.

Casey has been a mathematics teacher in Lake Placid since 2001.

“Her many contributions to the School District include serving as Math Department coordinator and most recently as interim High School dean of students,” a press release said.

“We know that students are Ms. Casey’s highest priority, and I am confident that her collaborative and inclusive leadership style will fit well within our shared middle and high school structure,” Superintendent Roger Catania said in the release.

MASTER TEACHER

A graduate of Peru Central School District and SUNY Plattsburgh, Casey holds advanced degrees in curriculum and instruction and administration.

She has been a New York State Master Teacher (2013-17) and a National Instructor for Texas Instruments.

As a statewide leader in mathematics curriculum and instruction, she has consulted with schools throughout New York and presented at numerous mathematics conferences.

“As Math Department coordinator, Ms. Casey inspired great progress across all grade levels, coordinating intra-departmental observations, bringing outside specialists to consult with teachers, and linking mathematics concepts and themes vertically, from kindergarten to grade 12,” the release said.

She has advised the Robotics Team, facilitated Junior Career Day and has served as class adviser.

‘OUTSTANDING’

In her present role, Casey serves as a building leader, oversees student discipline, observes and advises on classroom instruction, and participates as a part of the district’s administrative team committed to school improvement.

“In every position she holds, Ms. Casey demonstrates an outstanding work ethic and a thorough commitment to her students and her school,” the release said.

Casey is excited to begin this new chapter in her educational career.

“I am thrilled to be offered this opportunity to continue to work with the faculty, students and families of Lake Placid High School,” she said in the release.

“I hope that my commitment to Lake Placid Central School will provide the district with stability and consistency.

“I believe that by working together, continuing our work in curriculum and instruction, and by building on my passion for a positive school climate, we can make (the) High School a better place to learn and to teach, and a happier place to be.”

Tammy Casey begins her new position on July 1st.

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