Here is the announcement from the district:
Selesnick appointed next Assistant Superintendent for Leadership Development and Human Resources
On November 29th, the Board of Education appointed Andrew Selesnick as the district’s next Assistant Superintendent for Leadership Development and Human Resources, effective July 1, 2012. The position is currently held by Paul C. Citarella on an interim basis.
Mr. Selesnick, who has been the principal of Horace Greeley High School for the past 9 years, will be a creative and distinctive voice in the overall operation of the district. He will help set the tone for the present and future; including processes for recruiting, hiring and retaining new staff, nurturing and coaching employees. His new responsibilities will include, but will not limited to, labor management meetings, negotiations, the Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) evaluation process for teachers and administrators, oversight of the Human Resources office, implementation of leadership professional development, and compliance with state and federal requirements.
“Andrew appreciates the balance we must strike between those traditional practices that have served us so well and the innovations necessary to prepare our students for an ever-changing future,” stated Lyn McKay. “As Co-president of the Chappaqua Administrators Association, he strives for positive, collaborative solutions to problems and is an incisive, skilled communicator. These skills are crucial to leadership development and staff evaluation.”
In his 20 years at Horace Greeley High School, as an English teacher, department chair, assistant principal, and principal, Mr. Selesnick knows and understands as well as anyone the mission and vision of the Chappaqua Central School District. He has a deep understanding of the teaching and learning practices the district values and also has taken a critical leadership role in the development of the district’s new and comprehensive teacher and principal evaluation systems.
“I am excited for the opportunity to work in support of my administrative colleagues across the district as we continue to strengthen the overall program for our students,” Mr. Selesnick said.
He will bring to the district-level administrative team a historical understanding and a secondary school knowledge and perspective that are essential to the successful navigation of the many challenges the district will continue to face. He has a deep understanding of, and appreciation for, the community and he comprehends the larger view of what is happening in public education today. He also will bring continuity to district work, for he knows the teachers, administrators, and the program well, and he will push the district forward.
Mr. Selesnick holds a B.A. in English and M.A. in teaching from Tufts University. He completed his administrative qualifications through a program co-sponsored by Teachers College (Columbia University) and Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES.
An extensive search process for the next principal of Horace Greeley High School will begin in December.