Interim Superintendent Dr. Raymond Colucciello
Greater Amsterdam School District Interim Superintendent Dr. Raymond Colucciello, who stepped in to fill a one-year term while a comprehensive search for a new superintendent is carried out, began at the district April 1, 2019.
A Message from Dr. Raymond Colucciello
It is with great pleasure that I assume the role of Interim Superintendent at the Greater Amsterdam School District, and I sincerely thank the staff, community, and the Board of Education for this exciting opportunity.
My experience working in public education for over fifty years has given me the advantage of having a wide range of leadership responsibilities in rural, suburban, and urban school districts throughout the Capital District and beyond.
In my short time here, I’ve already learned that the Greater Amsterdam School District has a long history of supporting good schools and delivering a high-quality education to all students. These expectations have been upheld by every school leader and staff member who has walked these halls–and they will continue with me as well.
My goal is to carry on the excellent work that Dr. Vicky Ramos has done while in the Greater Amsterdam School District and uphold the strong educational values she instilled in staff and students, alike. I will continue to support our accomplished faculty and staff and help to improve our strong academic programs and opportunities further. This will be done by ensuring they are rigorous and to prepare students for post-graduation education and careers. Ensuring that students attend school ready to learn every weekday, is an initiative that I wholeheartedly support and will continue to encourage.
We are fortunate that the district is in a good financial state as a result of the Board of Education’s sensible financial responsibility and strategic budget planning. Greater Amsterdam School District is in a position to preserve all of its academic programs and services as well as expand upon students opportunities for the next school year. This is all possible while keeping the tax levy increase at 0 percent for the fourth consecutive year.
I am looking forward to meeting staff and community members and making a difference in the Greater Amsterdam School District.
If anyone has any questions or concerns, I encourage you to reach out to me–call, email or even stop by. I always have and always will have an open door policy.