Welcome message for new Superintendent Ruberti
GASD parents, students, community and staff,
Today (July 1, 2020) it is my honor and privilege to start my new position as Greater Amsterdam Superintendent of Schools. I want you to know that I couldn’t be more excited to be here and have the opportunity to work with all of you. I have been anxious to get started.
Since I was appointed in April I have been listening in remotely on various meetings and discussions, and last week I was in the district office meeting with some of you as I began the transition process with the help of Dr. Colucciello. I thank him for all he’s done for our school district over the last 15 months and wish him well.
As someone who has grown up in this area and who has deep family ties to this city I am well aware of the proud traditions and tremendous amount of family and community support that characterizes this school district.
I look forward to working collaboratively with the school board, staff, parents and community to continue building an exceptional educational program while forging innovative partnerships to enhance opportunities for students. I’m committed to ensuring that all students have the ability to reach their full potential while becoming productive members of an ever-changing global society. I truly believe that the Amsterdam community and district are poised for unprecedented positive growth, and I am thrilled that I will be able to be an integral part of the process.
As we begin a new school year together we all know that there are challenges that lie ahead. Be assured that with the guidance of our district SAFER Committee, and state and county health leaders we are all working hard to prepare for a safe and productive re-opening of school. More information will be coming on that as we move forward.
Until then, thank you all for welcoming me aboard. Have a wonderful summer and please know my door is always open.
GASD Superintendent of Schools
District appoints Superintendent Richard Ruberti
Greater Amsterdam School District Superintendent Richard Ruberti began at the district on July 1, 2020.
Ruberti came to GASD from the Wheelerville Union Free School District, where he served as Superintendent of School there for eight years. He was appointed by the Amsterdam Board of Education on April 28, 2020 following a search led by the HFM BOCES. Ruberti replaced Dr. Raymond Colucciello who was GASD Interim Superintendent for 15 months.
Prior to leading Wheelerville, Ruberti, a Gloversville native, was the assistant principal and then co-principal of Ballston Spa Middle School for seven years. Before beginning his administrative career, he taught business education and economics at Ballston Spa High School and business education in the Greenwich Central School District. He also worked for four years for the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS), where he was a licensed financial advisor providing educational programs on corporate pension accounts and retirement plans.
“I am excited and honored to be the superintendent for the Greater Amsterdam School District,” Ruberti said following his appointment. “I look forward to working collaboratively with the school board, staff, parents and community to build an exceptional educational program while forging innovative partnerships to enhance opportunities for students. I’m committed to ensuring that all students have the ability to reach their full potential while becoming productive members of an ever-changing global society. I truly believe that the Amsterdam community and district are poised for unprecedented positive growth, and I am thrilled that I will be able to be an integral part of the process.”
A lifelong area resident, Ruberti has ties to Amsterdam. His grandparents grew up in the city and his father was a former coach at Bishop Scully High School.
Ruberti attended the State University of New York at Cortland where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics. He also earned a master’s degree in elementary education from The College of Saint Rose and his school district administrative credentials at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA.
He lives in the town of Mayfield with his wife Katrina and their teenage son and daughter.