Reading Program Initiatives are already taking effect at Long Lake per Dickerson's request. Teachers and administrators are working collaboratively to improve their testing methods, evaluate their reading program and make any necessary improvements.
Dickerson met with the Board of Education at the beginning of September to present her reading initiative and changes are already being made to the k-6 curriculum.
Overall, Dickerson hopes to draw to the surface and emphasize the strengths of Long Lake Central. She is deeply invested in the success of small Adirondack schools and truly believes that they offer "quality, individual education to students," she said.
Dickerson even asserts that small towns provide a perfect canvas for effective education and most importantly, the success of students.
"I hope to use my education leadership and experience to ensure that educational success is attained among both the students and the community," said Dickerson.
In addition to a new superintendent, Long Lake also welcomes three new teachers. Carey Pooler took over first grade from Mary Hall, who retired last year after 34 years of service to LLCS. Genny Flieshman is the new 7-12 math teacher and Bob Reynolds was hired at 7-12 social studies.