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Meet the New Superintendent of Andover Central Schools: Dr. Derek Schuelein

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SCHUELEIN NAMED ANDOVER SUPERINTENDENT

Andover, NYJuly 19, 2021 – Following an extensive search, the Andover Central School District Board of Education approved the appointment of Dr. Derek Schuelein as Superintendent at its meeting on Thursday.

Brian Perkins, Andover Board of Education President, said that the board was impressed with Schuelein’s diverse educational background and proven capabilities in a variety of settings. “Dr. Schuelein has held a number of leadership roles in both large and small school settings,” he said, “and has shown that at each level he remains focused on student-centered philosophies and in engaging all team members.”

Schuelein, who has nearly 20 years of experience in public education, was most recently the Principal at Rye High School in Rye City, NY. Previously, Schuelein served as an Assistant Principal at the secondary level and then as High School Principal in the Blind Brook School District. He was also a Coordinator for CTE and an Assistant Principal for Pupil Personnel Services in other New York districts. Prior to his roles in administration, Schuelein was a social studies teacher.

CA BOCES District Superintendent, Scott Payne, who served as search consultant, said he was pleased with the process and the Board’s decision. “Dr. Schuelein is eager and engaged and I feel confident that he will make an immediate impact in the Andover district.”

Schuelein said that he is looking forward to starting in his new role and will remain focused on relationship-building and student initiatives moving into the new school year. “While we are looking ahead with positivity, students have experienced a good deal of upheaval this past year,” he said. “I look forward to getting started and working collaboratively with the Board of Education, staff, and community to create a cohesive and innovative learning environment for students.”

Dr. Schuelein will officially begin his duties on August 14, 2021.

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