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MCSD restructures administration, welcomes new assistant superintendent

Catherine ADDOR  named assistant superintendent of school administration 

December 1, 2014

With a new superintendent in place, the Monticello Central School District is reinventing its central administration and adjusting how its administrative office operates. On Oct. 23, the board of education appointed Catherine Addor as assistant superintendent of school administration. She started her new job on Nov. 28.

“It’s an honor and a privilege for me to join the district with this new role,” she said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues throughout the district so that we may collectively work to improve the lives of our students.”

Because Superintendent Mangus was previously responsible for oversight of curriculum and instruction as the district’s assistant superintendent, she will continue overseeing those areas. Mrs. Addor will oversee all matters related to human resources, program evaluation and safety and security. This new partnership allows members of the administrative team to have clear roles and primary responsibilities while working together to align the school district’s academic progress and operational functions for all of Monticello’s schools and students.

Human Resources: Mrs. Addor will serve as the contact person for human resource matters within the district. She will facilitate recruiting, employing and supporting Monticello Central School District staff and faculty and will oversee all matters relating to hiring, training and certification. She will also oversee the district’s Code of Conduct to allow for clearly articulated building operation.

Program Evaluation: Her experience in data analysis will be used to monitor the progress of district wide programs, evaluate their effectiveness and identify possible strategies for improvement. Much of this evaluation process will provide a means for the superintendent and board of education to review specified programs and their performance data each year.

Safety and Security: In addition, Mrs. Addor will also oversee matters related to district safety and security, which includes oversight of the School and District Safety Plans and Teams, expanding and improving video surveillance, creating secure entries and access points in and out of the buildings, and installing door monitoring systems and key-card access to all schools.

Mrs. Addor said that she hopes to work closely with district staff and administrators to ensure a smooth transition when she joins the district. “Getting to know people is the most important responsibility I have right now,” she said. “Establishing strong relationships with everyone across the district and community is my first priority.”

Mrs. Addor  earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in early childhood education from the State University of New York at Geneseo. She is a certified supervisor in educational instruction and administration and has advanced training in educational leadership. Ms. Parsons began her career in 1994 as an elementary school teacher at Highland Elementary School in Highland. She then joined the Kent Central School District in Kent where she worked as a first- and fourth-grade teacher.

In 2007,  Mrs. Addor  became assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction and pupil personnel services of Pine Plains Central School District in Pine Plains, where she was responsible for refining the school’s curriculum to align with the most up-to-date research and standards. She also oversaw staff employment and leadership training. Her seven-year tenure at Pine Plains was “highly successful” when considering her efforts to raise academic rigor, enhance programming, work with facility building projects, and work through the alignment of Common Core Learning Standards.

“I was fortunate to take part in a wide variety of projects at Pine Plains, which allowed me to continue developing personally and professionally,” she said.

Superintendent Mangus said that  Mrs. Addor's broad spectrum of skills is what makes her a good fit for the Monticello Central School District. “I look forward to working with  Mrs. Addor in promoting our district’s mission of providing our students with the opportunities, skills and knowledge to become contributing and responsible citizens,” Superintendent Mangus said. “She brings with her a variety of experiences and ideas that will help further our common goal of helping students to reach their full potential and have successful outcomes.”