Glebe principal resigns for new job

The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education discuss items Thursday night at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education on Thursday approved the resignation of Glebe Street Elementary School Principal Abbey North, effective next Wednesday.

After seven years as Glebe’s principal, North is taking a principalship in Albany County. The Rock City Falls resident will become the principal of Loudonville Elementary School, which is part of the North Colonie Central School District.

Board of Education President Christopher Tallon called North one of the “stand out” staff within the district, who offered a “great deal of service” to Glebe and the Johnstown school system.

“She was a great fit for that school,” Tallon said.

He said that North was well-respected by all who came in contact with her.

The board on Thursday at Johnstown High School appointed Joyce Caputo as interim principal at Glebe Street Elementary School, at $350 per day, during the 2019-20 school year. The board did not discuss the search for a permanent replacement for North, although Tallon called Caputo a “good replacement” in the interim.

In other personnel action Thursday:

∫ The board accepted the resignations of these four faculty members, effective Aug. 31: Lynn Makrin, music teacher; Amber Rubscha, special education teacher; Heather McGuire, social studies teacher; and Amy LeMena, science teacher.

∫ Resignation of teaching assistant Victoria Carter was approved, effective Aug. 31.

∫ Rachel Trainque was appointed as an extended leave substitute school psychologist at a $47,181 annual salary, effective Sept. 1, and running through June 30, 2020.

∫ The board gave a four-year probationary appointment to Ashley Armer, music teacher, starting at $44,805. The appointment is retroactive to Jan. 2, 2019 and runs through Jan. 1, 2023. It provides credit for her long-term substitute service as a music teacher from Jan. 2 to June 26.

∫ A probationary appointment was granted for Danielle DiCamillo as a speech teacher at $47,335 annually, effective Sept. 1 and running through Aug. 31, 2023.

∫ Term appointments of coaching staff for the 2019-20 school year were as follows: Jay Holland, golf head coach — $2,315; Patrick Fleming, football assistant — $2,315; Gary Hall, football assistant —$2,205; Amy Sanjurjo, boys soccer assistant — $2,777; Chad Fitzpatrick, girls soccer unpaid assistant; Holly Livingston, volleyball head coach — $3,770; and Nicole Naselli, boys soccer head coach — $3,770.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at [email protected]

By Patricia Older

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