On behalf of the Frontier Central Board of Education, President Janet MacGregor Plarr is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Bret Apthorpe, as the District's new Superintendent of Schools, effective July 1. Dr. Apthorpe has a proven record of instructional leadership, fiscal management, commitment to excellence and ability to develop partnerships with parent groups, other educational institutions and the communities in which he has worked.
Dr. Apthorpe brings 26 years of experience and is presently the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at the Fairport Central School District. Previously, he was a Director of Technology for the Fairport Central School District and Director of Instructional Technology for Monroe 1BOCES. He has also been a Senior High School Assistant Principal for Churchville-Chili Central School District and was a 7-12 Social Studies Teacher for 12 years at Southwestern Central School District and Honeoye-Falls-Lima Central School District. Dr. Apthorpe has been a Committee on Special Education Chair, Class and Club Advisor, Coach of six Varsity sports and leader of many positive school-culture related activities. He is professionally widely spoken on 21st Century Teaching and Learning, Student Learning Styles,assessments versus testing and contemporary literacy.
Dr. Apthorpe was born and raised in Mayville. He attended the State University of Buffalo earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Education. He attended the State University of New York College at Fredonia graduating with a Master of Science Degree in Elementary Reading. Dr. Apthorpe furthered his studies at the State University of New York College at Brockport acquiring a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration. Finally, Dr. Apthorpe holds a Doctorate of Education Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Rochester.
Dr. Apthorpe stated, "I have deep roots in western New York and it is exciting to be part of the Frontier Central School District and community. This community embodies the highest ideals of Western New York in having high expectations for educating the whole child. I look forward to collaborating with all stakeholders in laying out a positive future for our school district."