Elizabethtown A former principal is returning to the Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School District to serve as both principal and superintendent.
Scott Osborne, who worked as the principal at ELCS from 2007 to 2009, was offered the chance to return to the school last week, with an official offer expected to come out of the board’s Oct. 11 regular meeting and a starting date of Dec. 1.
“I’m thrilled,” Osborne, 37, said. “The most exciting part was to return to a school system where I had previously worked with the staff and community. I feel that during that time, we were able to accomplish quite a bit of things in a short time, and I want to plug back in and pick upright where we left off.”
Osborne said that he has two main goals when he enters his new office Dec. 1.
“The first will be to re-establish the relationships that I have here in the community and the second will be to start ramping up for budget development.”
Osborne will be leaving the Peru Central School District, where he is currently the principal at the Primary School.
“Peru Central has really been most responsible for the launch of my educational career,” Osborne said. “They took a chance on me as a very young teacher in 1998. It is a professional organization that allows you to grow and advance. We were able to work collaboratively with the community and make a large school system feel like a small place.”
Osborne said he also had the support of his favorite Peru teacher.
“My wife, Jodie, teaches in the district, and I am grateful for her support and the support of my family as I move into this new role,” he said. “I will still be involved with the school, and next year I become a Peru parent with a kindergartener.”