The Seneca Falls Board of Education is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Jeramy Clingerman as our next Superintendent of Schools. Mr. Clingerman, the current superintendent of the Marcus-Whitman School District, is a life-long resident of Seneca County with deep roots in our area.
As the Board embarked upon this search, we asked our staff and community to guide our work by responding to a survey; 145 individuals responded and shared specific skills, expertise, and talents they feel are most essential to the position. The top responses received regarding the ideal candidate are as follows:
- Have excellent communication skills
- Be visible in our community
- Lead by example
- Have local roots
- Be committed to professional learning for our faculty and staff
The Board used these responses as a guide while performing the search, in conjunction with additional necessary qualities, such as commitment, integrity and respect. Upon interviewing Mr. Clingerman, the Board immediately recognized the distinct compatibility with our district.
Mr. Clingerman began his teaching career as a social studies teacher in the Lyons Central School District before returning to Waterloo, his alma mater, to teach. He rose through the ranks and became High School Principal at Waterloo before accepting the superintendency at Marcus-Whitman six years ago.
Mr. Clingerman is a leader among his fellow superintendents. He was recently selected as President of the Finger Lakes Superintendents’ Association and serves on the faculty of the New York State Superintendent Development Program.
He and his wife of 23 years, Heidi, live in Waterloo with their two daughters, Payton and Nadya.
Mr. Clingerman will commence his position as Superintendent of Schools in Seneca Falls on July 1. He is excited to become involved in our community and will be working with Mr. McKeveny on a smooth transition. Mr. McKeveny will be retiring as of June 30th after 11 years as Superintendent and a total of 27 years of exceptional service and leadership in our District.
All community and staff are invited to a welcoming reception for Mr. Clingerman on Thursday, January 17 from 3-5 PM in the Middle School cafeteria.