Grand Island principal named Eden superintendent
Feb 15, 2013 (The Buffalo News - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Sandra Anzalone, the principal on Grand Island High School, was appointed today as the new superintendent of Eden Central Schools. The School Board voted Friday morning to appoint Anzalone to the post effective March 18.
"We are very pleased that Mrs. Anzalone will be joining our district," School Board President Steven Cerne said in a prepared statement. "We have set some aggressive goals and we need a strong leader to help us reach them. We are confident in her ability to take our schools to the next level of performance."
Anzalone has more than 28 years of experience in education.
"I am thrilled to be joining the Eden school community," Anzalone said in a prepared statement. "Throughout the interview process, I had an opportunity to experience the great commitment that this community and the school board have for its' children and their education. Yes, we have set some aggressive goals and I know that by working together we will empower our students to soar past each and every one of them."
Anzalone holds a certificate of advanced study in Educational Leadership/Facilitation and a Master's Degree in Learning and Behavioral Disorders from the Buffalo State College, as well as a bachelor of science in degree geological sciences from University at Buffalo.
Anzalone has served as a middle school teaching assistant, summer preschool teacher, high school special education teacher, study skills consultant, elementary and high school assistant principal and currently as high school Principal.
As principal, Anzalone's achievements include: partnering with local organizations to address the needs of at-risk students and increase student community service initiatives, organizing a school/town consortium to address underage drinking and drug use, increasing staff communication with parents and expanding student instructional options with local colleges.
Mrs. Anzalone received the 2009 Woman Administrator of the Year Award from Western New York Women in Educational Leadership and the Parent-Teacher Association Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. She resides in Lawtons, with her husband.
Richard Schaefer, acting superintendent, will return to his post as Principal of Eden Elementary when Anzalone arrives in mid March.
"Mr. Schaefer has maintained stability and provided effective leadership to our schools during this time of transition," said Kristen Pinker, Board Vice President.
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