The Board of Education is pleased to announce that it has selected Dr. Mary Yodis to be the next district Superintendent. Dr. Yodis was appointed at a September 9 Board meeting.
While the Board met several great candidates in its search process, Dr. Yodis’ leadership, organization and financial skills during the summer preparing to reopen school in September, along with the work she has done for the past eight years as school principal and the love she has for students and the community, made her the clear choice.
“Dr. Yodis has poured her heart and soul into our school and district for the last eight years, thinking about only what is best for our students. We couldn’t be more excited that she is taking the next step to lead the district,” said Board President Andrew Lanesey.
Before coming to Wynantskill UFSD, Dr. Yodis served as principal at Cairo-Durham CSD for two years and was a special education teacher in grades 1-6 for 10 years at North Colonie CSD. Dr. Yodis has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Psychology, a Master’s of Science in Reading and Special Education, Advanced Graduate Degree in School and District Leadership and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.
Dr. Yodis will begin a search to fill the Principal position in the near future.
“It has been an absolute pleasure serving as building principal at Gardner-Dickinson for the last eight years. Building relationships with the students, faculty, staff and community has become more than a job, but a part of my family. I am honored to have been chosen to lead the district in the role as Superintendent and look forward to continuing to make Gardner-Dickinson a great school for our community’s children,” said Dr. Yodis.