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Cheers and jeers

April 13, 2013
The Leader Herald

JEERS - To unanswered questions. Kathy Dougherty's decision to resign as interim principal of Park Terrace Elementary School in Gloversville should raise some questions in people's minds. In her 35-plus years as an educator, Dougherty has been a professional with a passion for education. The reason for her resignation - differences of opinions with Superintendent Michael Vanyo - does not tell us what actually happened. Another question comes up with the announcement Mike DeMagistris, district athletic director, will share the responsibilities of Park Terrace principal with Frank Pickus, the district's assistant superintendent for curriculum. Don't these two people already have full-time positions and responsibilities? We don't see how squeezing out time between their full-time duties can benefit the students and faculty. We also wonder why it has been so difficult for the district to find a permanent person for the principal position? Former longtime Principal Steve Pavone gave plenty of notice before he retired. Is there no possible candidate within the school district?



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