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SARATOGA SPRINGS - Michele Whitley, the K-12 Administrator at Mohonasen Central School District, has been appointed as principal at Geyser Road Elementary School. The appointment is effective July 1. Ms. Whitley has spent the past 12 years working at Mohonasen Central School District as a K-12 administrator for literacy, a principal, and an academic ELA administrator. Prior to that, she served as an assistant principal in the Ballston Spa School District and as teacher in the Mohonasen Central School District.
“We were very fortunate to have a number of highly qualified candidates who applied for the Geyser Road Elementary Principal position. The interview committee was very impressed with Ms. Whitley’s strong instructional leadership background, collaborative approach, and passion for working with children and their families,” said Superintendent of School Michael Patton, Ed.D.
“Ms. Whitely brings valuable experience as an elementary principal, k-12 literacy specialist, and as a classroom teacher. She has worked closely with teachers on curriculum and instructional initiatives, has created interventions to support student learning, and promotes strong character development for all students. We are very excited to welcome Ms. Whitely to Geyser Road Elementary School in July,” Patton continued.
Ms. Whitley earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from SUNY Oswego in 1998, a master’s degree in reading from The College of Saint Rose in 2000, and a master’s degree in educational administration from University at Albany in 2006. She holds a permanent certificate from New York State as a school district administrator and as a teacher for pre-k, kindergarten and grades 1-6.
“I am excited to join the Geyser Road School community and honored to be a part of Saratoga Springs City School District. I feel very fortunate to have been selected by a district that is known for its collaborative environment and commitment to academic excellence,” said Michele Whitley.
SARATOGA COUNTY – The Girl Scouts of the Saratoga-Schuylerville Service Unit came together this past weekend for a day of fun and learning at the annual Jamboree. Taking place at Geyser Road Elementary School on March 12, the event is held every year to celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the first Girl Scouts troop by Juliette Gordon Lowe in Savannah, GA. The theme of this year’s Saratoga Jamboree was “Countries from Around the World,” tasking each troop with picking a country and learning about its culture. The troops then set up tables at the Jamboree with informational displays and activities related to their countries.
According to Jamboree organizer Whitney Jobmann, the event is also an opportunity for scouts, young and old, to come together and have fun. The Girl Scouts has six different levels, broken down by grade: Daisy (K-1), Brownie (2-3), Junior (4-5), Cadette (6-8), Senior (9-10) and Ambassador (11-12). Jobmann said that 225 girls from 26 different local troops attended the Jamboree this past week.
“In addition to the Girl Scouts,” Jobmann said. “Are… the troop leaders and adult members of the troop [who] do a great job of supporting and encouraging the girls.”