For Lynne Erdle, retiring superintendent of the Canandaigua City School District, it’s always been about the kids — whom she affectionately calls kiddos.
Erdle has worked with and watched generations of children learn and grow and has witnessed various transformations in her nearly four decades in the district. She said the biggest changes have been technology and a different family dynamic.
“Our society is changing,” Erdle said. “The family structure isn’t the same and kids are living in poverty in Canandaigua at a much greater rate than we’ve seen before. So a school district becomes the be all to end all. The students who are coming to us have such fragile social and emotional needs. We’re not just providing an education anymore.