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December 12, 2011 - 3:06pm

Byron-Bergen announces new superintendent

posted by Howard B. Owens in schools, education, Byron-Bergen Central Schools.

Press release:

Bergen, NY -- During a special meeting of the Byron-Bergen Board of Education on Saturday morning, Dec. 10, Casey Kosiorek, of LeRoy, was unanimously appointed as superintendent of schools, effective Jan. 9, 2012.

Kosiorek attended the meeting with his family and signed a three and one-half year contract.

“We are delighted to welcome Mr. Kosiorek to the Byron-Bergen learning community, and we look forward to a long and productive working relationship with him,” said Board President Ernie Haywood.

Currently, Kosiorek is Wolcott Street School principal in the Le Roy Central School District. Prior to his appointment as principal in July 2007, he served as the school’s assistant principal. He also spent nine years as a physical education and health teacher with the Royalton-Hartland Schools in Middleport.

Kosiorek is a graduate of Batavia High School. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Canisius College and a Certificate of Advanced Study in educational leadership from SUNY Brockport. He also completed the Transition to Superintendency program through the Educational Leadership Institute at SUNY Oswego.

Under Kosiorek’s leadership, the Wolcott Street School has received honorable mention as a New York State “School of Character” and was nationally recognized by the Character Education Partnership as a school of Best Character Education practices.

Earlier this year, Kosiorek was named Elementary Level Administrator of the Year for Region 12 of the School Administrators Association of New York State.

The search for a superintendent has been a time-consuming process for board of education members but well worth the effort, according to Haywood.

“We wanted someone with the capacity to forge strong partnerships and to focus the district’s efforts on higher levels of success, and we are confident Mr. Kosiorek is the right person.”

“Mr. Kosiorek’s experience with the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program and his commitment to using data to drive instructional practice, in particular, were consistent with current areas of emphasis at Byron-Bergen,” Haywood added. “We feel fortunate to have had excellent candidates to interview, but Mr. Kosiorek is a great fit.”

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