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Clymer announces choice for superintendent

November 30, 2011
Westfield Republican
CLYMER — The Clymer Central School Board of Education has hired Keith Reed as the superintendent of schools for the Clymer Central School District, effective Nov. 28.

Reed serves as the high school principal for the Sherburne-Earlville Central School District in Sherburne.

“Mr. Reed will be a wonderful asset to our school district,’’ said Nancy Westerburg, Clymer Central School board president. “His professional background and track record of improving student performance will serve our students well. We are excited about his leadership style and his record of achievement.”

Reed brings a varied educational background to the Clymer Central School District. He began his career as b Business and distributive education teacher at Horseheads Central School in 1984. In 1995, Reed was appointed as the intervention specialist for Horseheads High School. In April 1997, Reed was appointed to the position of assistant principal at the Campbell Savona Middle/High School before returning to Horseheads in August 2000 as an assistant high school principal. In August 2005, he was appointed to his current position at Sherburne Central School.

Throughout Reed’s career, he remained focused on student achievement. He provided opportunities for teachers to develop cross-curricular activities. Reed also developed and implemented professional improvement plans for teachers to improve student achievement.

Reed earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Bonaventure University; his masters degree in educational administration from Mansfield University in Mansfield, Pa., and is enrolled in the Superintendent Development Program through Oswego State University. He maintains memberships in numerous professional organizations, has attended professional development workshops and conferences to stay current in the field of education.

“I am energized by the opportunity to serve the Clymer staff, students and school community as the superintendent,’’ Reed said. “I look forward to making contributions that will continue to benefit students and the whole community. The pride and enthusiasm exhibited by all stakeholders during the interview process demonstrated that Clymer Central is a great place to work and learn.”

The Board of Education conducted an extensive search for an individual to replace Scott Smith, who resigned to take a position as superintendent of schools for the Cassadaga Valley Central School District in July.

The Board of Education requested the services of the Office of the District Superintendent for Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES in the quest to hire a new superintendent. Bob Guiffreda served as the board’s search consultant and worked with the board on all aspects of the search.

“One of the positive things in serving as the search consultant is having the opportunity to work again with the Board of Education and the Clymer School community,’’ Guiffreda said. “You have a wonderful caring and compassionate community, always putting the students and their education first. Mr. Reed has had numerous experiences in his career that will benefit the school district. I am personally looking forward to working with Keith; he is a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and talented administrator with a great deal to offer, not only to the district but to the community and to the region.”

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Keith Reed, above, has been hired as the superintendent for the Clymer Central School District. Reed, who begins Nov. 28, replaces Scott Smith.



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