Transition plan set for incoming Superintendent of Schools Kimberly Ross

Incoming Superintendent of Schools Kimberly Ross has been working closely with the Duanesburg Board of Education and Interim Superintendent Jeffery Ziegler to implement a transition plan that will give her the opportunity to meet staff, students, families, and community members during the last several weeks of this current school year. 

Although she doesn’t officially start until July 1, 2024, she has prioritized getting a jump start in order to gain a deeper understanding of the DCS school community to help her prepare for the start of the 2024-25 school year.

Ross’ transition plan will include meetings with various stakeholder groups in the school community, including district-wide staff, students, administrators, department heads, union leadership, external community partners, and more. She will have guided tours of the entire district campus, an up-close look at ongoing work from the Centennial Capital Project, and have the opportunity to observe typical school days in both buildings. 

Additionally, she will be inviting all staff members – both instructional and non-instructional – to sign up for in-person meetings as a way to get to know each other and hear how she can better support them in her new role. Staff will be sent a link where they can schedule a meeting with Ms. Ross on school days during the final weeks of the school year.

The community’s first chance to meet Ms. Ross will take place later this month at the community’s Memorial Day parade, taking place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21. She will be marching in the parade with members of the district’s Board of Education.