Superintendent of Schools Michael Patton, Ed.D., to step down; District board of education will decide next steps

October 25, 2017

Superintendent of Schools Michael N. Patton, Ed.D.Superintendent of Schools Michael Patton, Ed.D., will be stepping down from his position in the South Glens Falls Central School District as of Dec. 31, 2017, to become the Superintendent of Schools in the Saratoga Springs City School District as of Jan. 1, 2018.

Dr. Patton was appointed at a Saratoga Springs City School District Board of Education meeting on Thursday, October 26, 2017.

“The decision to pursue this professional opportunity has been difficult, since my family and I truly love being here. I feel blessed to have worked with such an incredible staff and supportive community here in South Glens Falls for the past six years,” Patton said.

“It has been a pleasure working with Dr. Patton and we truly appreciate the outstanding leadership that he has provided as our superintendent of schools. We wish him the best in all of his future professional endeavors,” said Board of Education President Bill Elder. “Moving forward, the board will work to find a superintendent who will continue to build on the strong foundation that has been established during Dr. Patton’s tenure.”

“I wish all of you the best and have great confidence that our students here in South Glens Falls will always be ready and prepared for all that life has to offer,” Patton said. “I will undoubtedly keep a piece of Bulldog Pride in my heart wherever I go. Thank you for a wonderful six years.”

The Board of Education will be meeting with WSWHE District Superintendent of Schools James Dexter in the coming weeks to determine the next steps in filling the superintendent of schools position.

Continual updates on the South Glens Falls Central District superintendent search will be made to the public on the district website (www.sgfcsd.org) and via email.

Click here to view the full letter from Superintendent of Schools Michael N. Patton, Ed.D., to the community.

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