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Staff Directory

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District Office Staff Directory

Superintendent’s Office

Superintendent: Dr. L. Oliver Robinson, (518)881-0610

Public Information Officer: Kelly DeFeciani, (518)881-0611

Director of Policy and Community Development: Rebecca Carman, (518)881-0611

  • Community Services: Amy Cullen, Coordinator; (518)881-0612
  • Community Education: (518)881-0444

Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

Assistant Superintendent: Dr. Elizabeth Wood, (518)881-0640

Professional Development Coordinator: Anna Sugarman, (518)881-0600

Academic Administrators:

Business, Don Flynt, 881-0310

Counseling Services, Gr. 9-12 Paul Ripchik, 881-0313

ELA/Literacy;  Gr. 6-12 : Kathleen Sherwin, 881-0430, Gr.K-5 Kathleen Strangis, 881-0632

FACS, Kristen Lennon-McMahan, 881-0334

Fine Arts, Gr. K-12: Frank Rosselli, 881-0370

Health, Rebecca Carman, 881-0611

Math: Gr. 6-12: Carrie Peverly, 881-0430, K-5: Rose Barra, 881-0600

Physical Education, Gr. K-12: Chris Culnan, 881-0390

Science: Gr. 6-12: Jean Lorch, 881-0370, K-5, Rose Barra, 881-0600

Social Studies: Gr. 6-12: Lisa Kissinger, 881-0314, K-5: Kathleen Strangis, 881-0632

Technology, Gr. 6-12: Ken McDermith, 881-0700

World Languages, Gr. K-12: Rachel Stead, 881-0370


Shenendehowa High School

Principal: Donald Flynt, (518)881-0310 

SHS East Building, (518)881-0310 

970 Rte 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065

Associate Principals: Cathleen DragoPaul RipchikStephen Smith

Class Assistant Principals: Matthew Heckman, Craig Chandler, Laura Tarlo

SHS West Building, (518)881-0330 

Associate Principal: Michael Gutchell

Class Assistant Principal: Kristen Lennon-McMahan


Acadia Middle School

Principal: Jonathan Burns, (518)881-0450

Assistant Principal: Chris Bergere 

970 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065

Gowana Middle School

Principal: Robin Gawrys, (518)881-0460

Assistant Principal: Thom Van Gelder

970 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065


Koda Middle School

Principal: Sean Gnat, (518)881-0470

Assistant Principal: Rose Beckett

970 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065


Arongen Elementary

Principal: Andrew Hills, (518)881-0510

489 Clifton Park Center Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065


Chango Elementary

Principal: Karin Skarka, (518)881-0520

100 Chango Drive, Ballston Lake, NY 12019-9010


Karigon Elementary

Principal: Gregory Wing, (518)881-0530

970 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065-3695


Okte Elementary

Principal: Lisa Mickle, (518)881-0540

1581 Cresent Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065-7399


Orenda Elementary

Principal: Michael Smith, (518)881-0550

970 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065-3695


Shatekon Elementary

Principal: Erica J. Ryan, (518)881-0580

35 Maxwell Drive, Clifton Park, NY 12065


Skano Elementary

Principal: Jill Florio, (518)881-0560

970 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065-3695


Tesago Elementary

Principal: Gregory Pace, (518)881-0570

970 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065-3695

Learning Technology and Educational Communications Services (IMS)

Director: Ken McDermith, (518)881-0700

Special Education

Director: Michelle Mylod, (518)881-0660

Academic Administrators; Gr. K-5, Renee Young, 881-0660, Gr. 6-8, Sarah Johnson, 881-0660, Gr. 9-12, Peg Warner, 881-0660

Michele Boretti, CPSE Chairperson, (518)881-0660

Human Resources

Assistant Superintendent: Jill Bush, (518)881-0650


Assistant Superintendent Kathleen Wetmore-Chase, (518)881-0623


Director Alfred Karam, (518)881-0240

Food Service 

Director: Katherine Headwell, (518)881-0630


Director: Jay Tourtellot, (518)881-0300


Director Kenneth Patenaude, (518)881-0301

Management Service & Quality Control

Assistant Superintendent: Robert Melia, Assistant Superintendent(518)881-0600