District Seeks Community Input for New Superintendent Search

The Greater Amsterdam School District is seeking community input via an online survey as it begins its search for a new superintendent of schools. 

The brief, anonymous survey seeks feedback regarding the characteristics and personal attributes desired of the next superintendent and what opportunities and challenges they will face. The survey, which will be open until Dec. 14, can be accessed in both English and Spanish.

All members of the school community, including residents, parents, students, and staff are encouraged to take the survey.

HFM BOCES District Superintendent David Ziskin is working with the Amsterdam Board of Education as a consultant during the search process. As part of their statutory duties, BOCES district superintendents may be asked by component school boards to act as consultants during superintendent searches. Dr. Ziskin will work with the board to create recruitment material and assist with the development of selection criteria and a process for interviews.

BOCES will begin advertising the position in early January with interviews expected to begin in March. The Board of Education’s goal is to have the next superintendent in place by summer.

The Amsterdam Board of Education is seeking a new district leader to replace Vicma “Vicky” Ramos, who left the district in the spring to assume the district superintendent’s position at Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES. Amsterdam is currently under the direction of Interim Superintendent Dr. Raymond Colucciello.

For more information about the superintendent search process, please visit our Q & A page.