Chestertown Margaret (Peg) Brady, a former music teacher at Ticonderoga and Moriah schools, has been named superintendent of North Warren Central School District.
Brady is currently serving as the Upstate Supervisor for School Improvement Planning with the New York State Education Department. In this position, she supervises the review of focus and priority schools and districts using a process that compares a school and district’s practices to the optimal conditions of learning, as defined by the Diagnostic Tool for School and District Effectiveness (DTSDE) rubric.
Prior to serving in the New York State Education Department, Brady was the District Coordinator for Humanities K-12 for the Ballston Spa Central School District. She was also the associate principal at Cohoes Middle School and music teacher at Lisha Kill Middle School, Moriah Central School, Queensbury Middle School, and Ticonderoga Central School. She holds permanent certifications as School District Administrator, N-6 Teacher, and K-12 Music Teacher.
“I am looking forward to working collaboratively with the board, the teachers, students, parents, and the community at large,” said Brady.
“My desired setting is a rural setting,” said Brady. “I spent 19 years teaching in a rural setting and feel that’s where I can make a difference.”
Brady will replace retiring Superintendent Joseph Murphy, who agreed to remain until a replacement was named.
“All of the candidates were strong,” said North Warren Central School District Board President John Maday. “It was a tough decision. Brady’s knowledge and involvement with Race to the Top at the highest level will be an advantage for the district, and I think she will work well with the faculty and staff for the benefit of the students.”
Brady received her bachelor’s degree of music education at the State University of New York at Potsdam and her master’s in education and Certificate of Advanced Studies in Education Leadership from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.
She resides in South Glens Falls with her husband, a retired postmaster from Pottersville. They have two sons in college: Carson, 24, is about to graduate from Albany College of Pharmacy, and Matt, 18, is pursuing electrical engineering at the State University of New York at Canton.