Lisa Cardillo to be Named Next Principal of Clayton A. Bouton

Lisa CardilloVoorheesville Central School District (VCSD) announces the anticipated appointment of Lisa Cardillo as the next principal at Clayton A. Bouton High School. Cardillo was selected for the position after a thorough search, informed by input from stakeholders including parents, guardians and faculty members. Superintendent Frank Macri says Cardillo’s dedication to education aligns with the values and goals of VCSD.

“The district is excited to welcome Mrs. Cardillo as the Clayton A. Bouton High School Principal,” Macri said. “Mrs. Cardillo brings a wide range of experiences and expertise with her that will benefit students and faculty. Her exceptional dedication to education is evident in all she has accomplished so far, and we look forward to the growth that she will bring to Clayton A. Bouton.”

With over 20 years of experience in New York and South Dakota, Cardillo brings extensive knowledge and expertise to the position. During that time, she taught a wide range of science courses, oversaw the successful implementation of personalized learning for grades 9-12, was Director of Alternative Education, and was the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Coordinator. She has been honored as the South Dakota Physical Science Teacher of the Year and has been a state finalist twice for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching. Currently, Cardillo is the principal of Taconic Hills Jr./Sr. High School.

She eagerly looks forward to becoming part of the VCSD community and continuing its strong commitment to education.

“As I step into the role of high school principal at the Voorheesville Central School District,  I am incredibly excited about the opportunity to work with such a high-achieving student body and a community that is deeply invested in education,” said Cardillo. “I look forward to collaborating with the dedicated staff, passionate parents, and motivated students to continue the tradition of excellence and foster a culture of continuous growth and innovation.”

Interim principal Doug Duell will continue serving until June 28 and will help with the transition. Cardillo will tentatively begin on July 1, and will be formally appointed during the next school board meeting on May 13. Students, staff, parents and guardians are all encouraged to extend a warm welcome during the meeting. Details will be announced about a future “Meet the New Principal” event.