Lake George seeking new school principal

LAKE GEORGE After finding a new superintendent the Lake George Junior/Senior High School is now looking for a new principal.

David Eagle, who was principal for 10 years, has left to take a position in Maryland where he will mentor school principals in Prince Georges County. The school has hired an interim principal until a permanent one can be found.

Jim Polunci is a retired school administrator from Edmeston, where he spent 10 years as principal and 10 years as superintendent. He has agreed to stay on as principal until a new one is found.

School superintendent Mary Cahill said she spoke with her predecessor, Bruce Levin, and BOCES district superintendent, John Stoothof, and was given several names. After interviewing four candidates Polunci was chosen as interim principal.

Sue Mellon is the assistant to the principal and said that Eagle had been a very caring person who could always see two sides to any problem.

He worked in the guidance office before he became principal, and I always said You have your counselor hat on again, Mellon said. The school is seeking another strong, committed principal, and Polunci is on board to make the transition a smooth one.

I miss being in school and interacting with the staff and the kids, Polunci said. Fall is a great time to start, with so much enthusiasm.

Cahill said that the school is seeking candidates, with an Oct. 1 deadline for applications. They hope to choose a new principal to begin on Jan. 1, 2008.

David Eagle was respected by the staff and parents loved him, she said. We need to find someone like him, with high expectations. Were committed to finding the best possible person.

The principals primary responsibility is to provide the required professional leadership and supervision in developing, organizing, coordinating, implementing, and managing the instructional program for grades 7 through 12. The community has high expectations for the district, which has a strong school program.

Candidates must have state school district administrator certification, and understand and support the use of technology in the instructional process. They need to understand the current knowledge of secondary school curricula and the states learning standards.

For more information on the schools search for a principal, contact Cahill at 668-5456 or at cahillm@lkgeorge.org .

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