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WCS Fills 12 Vacancies

Twelve people joined the Waterville Central School District staff following last week’s Board of Education meeting.

Board members, during their hour and 10-minutes meeting, shored up a number of positions heading into the final month before the 2022-23 school year begins. They will start at different dates this month.


Elizabeth Brennan, Junior-Senior High English teacher;

Andrew Ford, Junior-Senior High Special Education teacher;

Thomas Gleason, Building Maintenance supervisor;

Jill Ireland, teacher assistant;

Natalie Jones, teacher aide;

Taylor Kochan, Junior-Senior High Music teacher;

Wes Laurion, Physics;

Paige Neff, Family and Consumer Science long-term substitute;

Christa Nigro, Junior-Senior High Guidance Counselor;

Lindsey Owens, Junior-Senior High Assistant Principal;

Angela Shaw, Junior-Senior High Art teacher;

Mikayla Ward, teacher assistant.

WCS Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Spring said most of those hired come in with classroom experience.

The meeting opened with the introduction of another new WCS employee. Ken Long, hired as the interim Business official, told the board he retired from the same position in 2018 from Central Valley Central School District.

Long said he spent 20 years there, including before Ilion…


The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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