Adirondack names ‘93 grad as new superintendent

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BOONVILLE — The Adirondack Central School District has introduced Kristy Williams McGrath as its new superintendent. 

McGrath a 1993 graduate of Adirondack Central High School, was an internal candidate, with her most recent role for ACS being that of director of technology, curriculum and instruction.

During her time as a student at Adirondack, she ranked in the top 10 students in her ACS graduating class. While at ACS, she played varsity basketball and soccer all four high school years, contributed to a girl’s hoop team that made it to the New York State Championship Tournament “Final Four” in 1990, and served as the captain of both squads during her senior season.

She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, a master’s degree in education/reading and a certificate of advanced study qualifying her as a school administrator supervisor at SUNY Cortland. She has recently completed coursework toward a certificate as a school district business leader.

District officials said McGrath brings experience as an elementary teacher and principal, middle school principal and dean of students, secondary school principal, district curriculum and data coordinator, and director of grants and special development to her new role.

McGrath also brings a vision for ACS that includes a focus on academic excellence and co-curricular expansion, as well building a successful athletic program, the district announcement adds. She will seek to enhance the services that the school district provides to the Adirondack community as a whole. McGrath’s broad experience in different districts, at different grade levels and in different roles galvanizes to give her great insight into best practices and authentic programs that have resulted in successful outcomes. 

Says McGrath of what she sees as her role as “CEO” of Adirondack Central School, “I will work to build a successful team where all stakeholders feel proud of their accomplishments and are acknowledged for their contributions to the team’s success on behalf of all students.”

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