Kathleen Schneck-Suma is the new vice-principal of New Paltz High School.
She will help newly hired principal Samuelle Simms run the school. She joined the district from Ketcham High School in the Wappingers Falls Central School District, where she served as vice-principal for three years.
Schneck-Suma graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Education. She went on to obtain a Masters of Fine Arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts and
worked in New York schools as an art teacher for 12 years.
Andrew Carnright has been appointed the new Deputy Principal of Highland Middle School.
He replaces Meghan Coburn, who is now principal.
Carnright, a resident of Cornwall-on-Hudson, brings 12 years of experience to his new role. He started his teaching career as a substitute in Cornwall, where he also coached modified football. Then he landed a job at Orange-Ulster BOCES, where he spent 11 years in various roles, including teaching social sciences and English (ELA) for youth incarcerated at Orange County Jail, specializing in technology and curriculum, and more recently, director / coordinator of adult and continuing education. Reflecting on his time at BOCES, Carnright said what he values most is the diversity of the student body.
Carnright holds a BA in Adolescent Education in Social Sciences from SUNY Cortland; a master’s degree in educational technology from the New York Institute of Technology; and a CAS in Educational Leadership from Long Island University.
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