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New Superintendent Selected

The Voorheesville Central School District Board of Education is pleased to announce that Frank Macri has been selected to be the district’s next superintendent.

Macri is currently the superintendent of schools for the Duanesburg Central School District in Schenectady County. Before that, he was an administrator and teacher in the Lansingburgh Central School District and a teacher in the Salem Central School District. He holds school district leader certification and a bachelor’s degree in music education from the College of Saint Rose, and a master’s degree in educational administration from SUNY Albany.

“Frank brings with him a strong background in community partnerships and educational leadership,” said Board of Education President Cynthia Monaghan. “His experience and unwavering attention to the most important details demonstrate his ability to produce results, and the entire board is excited to have him join our team.”

While at Duanesburg, Macri oversaw several initiatives in the areas of safety and curriculum, including improving communication with local law enforcement, developing a pilot School Resource Officer program, developing a Universal Pre-Kindergarten program, and leading work with neighboring districts on regional curriculum development. He directed the successful completion of the district’s $18.5 million capital project and improved district-wide communication efforts through the redesign of the district’s website and the implementation of a mass notification system.

Macri’s appointment, scheduled for the September 9, 2019 Board of Education meeting, comes after an extensive search process conducted by Capital Region BOCES. The process included a community survey that offered residents the ability to give input on what was expected of a new superintendent, collaboration with the district’s bargaining units and parent-teacher association, as well as multiple rounds of interviews with the Board of Education.

A resident of Voorheesville, Macri said he is looking forward to serving the community where his four children attend school.

“I’ll admit that I had no plans to leave my current position, but Voorheesville has a special place in my heart,” he said. “I’m proud of the work the Board, leadership team, staff, students, community members and I did together in Duanesburg and look forward to partnering with these same groups in Voorheesville to move the district forward.”

Macri’s expected start date in the district is Dec. 15. Interim Superintendent Mark Doody will remain in the district through that time, allowing for a brief transition period to ensure continuity. Under the three-year, six month contract going before the Board, his starting salary is $160,000 a year.