Administrator heads up anti-bullying effort

LAKE GEORGE - In July, the Lake George School District welcomed Cody Conley into the position of Vice Principal for the Junior/Senior High School, a position that primarily oversees student conduct.

Originally from Los Angeles, Conley has lived in the Saratoga area for 16 years.

He worked with the Glens Falls school district, teaching a variety of middle-school grades. While there, he worked as director of a grant program geared toward "at-risk" students - students who might be in academic danger or social dysfunction. He later worked as a conduct coordinator for grades 9 through 12 before assuming his current position at Lake George.

His position also involves helping strategize professional development for teachers and developing educational plans for students with diverse ways of assimilating knowledge.

"I think Lake George is a great place," Conley said. "Currently we're working on an anti-bullying policy, which also includes curbing cyber-bullying."

Conley said that a committee of about 20 students and staff members have joined together and are currently studying an anti-bullying policy, which is expected to be in place late this year or early 2012.

He said he hopes that this will help the school retain a socially tolerable atmosphere for all students.

"Making sure students feel safe when they come to school is our main priority," he said.

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