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Mr. Vanyo will be providing electronic information about the district on a regular basis on this page. If you would like additional information or would like to contact Mr. Vanyo directly, he can be reached via email at email@example.com or you can call the Superintendent’s office at (518) 775-5791.
As we prepare for the start of the 2012-13 school year, I would like to thank the Board of Education for selecting me to serve as the new superintendent for the Gloversville Enlarged School District. I am very excited to be a part of the Gloversville community and I am looking forward to the return of our faculty, staff and students to what will be an exciting and challenging school year. I would also like to thank Mr. Clifford Moses, who served as the Interim Superintendent for the district the past year and paved the way for a smooth transition when I took over as Superintendent on September 1.
I have been asked about my educational philosophy and my short-term and long-term plan for the district as the new superintendent at Gloversville. The number one priority and goal for the district is to focus on improving the graduation rate in our district. We will accomplish this by implementing new strategies and support systems that focus on student achievement, attendance and accountability. The graduation of our students is the responsibility of all of us and it starts in elementary school, not just when a student reaches his or her senior year of high school. We will look at aligning our curriculum and providing programs to support students. I challenged our faculty to ask themselves each day “what can I do to help improve the graduation rate of our students” – we are focusing on a K-12 initiative to address this issue and I am confident that we will be successful as a result. We can and will reach our academic goals at Gloversville, but it will require commitment by students, support by parents and continued dedication and hard work by our faculty and staff.
We are facing many challenges this year with the implementation of the new required teacher and principal evaluation system (APPR), as well as the new Dignity for All Students Act (DASA). The district has been identified by the New York State Education Department as a FOCUS district, which requires changes to our academic programs to improve student achievement. Our students excel in many academic, interscholastic and extra-curricular activities and will continue to thrive and excel as we implement additional programs to support students.
Each month I will share some of the changes, challenges, pitfalls and successes we are having as we transition and work towards our goal. We have great students and great teachers, so I am confident we will make the necessary improvements to be removed from the FOCUS list once our new programs are in place. We won’t see changes overnight, but we will be a much stronger school district in the future due to the implementation of these changes.