Jennifer Spring, superintendent of the Cohoes City School District, is a finalist for the Waterville Central School superintendent position.
Spring was scheduled to take part in a virtual community forum Monday night. Community members could submit questions to her in advance.
According to the announcement, Spring is a life-long educator with nearly 30 years of experience. Prior to joining the Cohoes City School District, where she has served for the last five and a half years, Spring was principal of New Hartford High School for 10 years. Spring has also served as a principal in the Utica City School District and as an English as a second language teacher.
Spring is a graduate of the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, and holds a Master of Education from Boston University, a Certificate of Advanced Study from SUNY Cortland and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from The Sage Graduate School. Spring was a Fulbright Scholar at Copernicus University in Poland.
The Cohoes District, northeast of Albany, has an enrollment of about 2,000 students with three elementary schools, a Middle School and High School. In October Spring announced her intention to retire from Cohoes as of Dec. 1, saying she moved the date up from June 2021 to help the district save money.
In October 2017 Spring was one of 21 superintendents from around the country as a Superintendent to Watch based on leadership and communication. During her time as superintendent Cohoes became one of the highest achieving districts in the Capital Region. Spring was described as having a visible presence in the district at school and community events.