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Laura Delair appointed new principal of Moreau Elementary School

November 24, 2015

Laura DelairThe South Glens Falls Central School District Board of Education unanimously appointed Laura Delair to the position of Moreau Elementary School principal at a special called meeting on Monday, Nov. 23.

Delair is currently the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development in the Schuylerville Central School District, a position she has held for the past three and a half years. She will begin at Moreau Elementary School on Jan. 4, 2016. This is an 11-month administrative position with a starting salary of $84,000.

“We were very fortunate to have a strong candidate pool of sitting administrators for this leadership position.  The interview committee was very impressed with Ms. Delair’s strong curriculum and instructional background, collaborative leadership style, wonderful enthusiasm, and passion for working with kids,” said Superintendent of Schools Michael Patton.

Delair has nine years of experience as an elementary literacy specialist and special education teacher, as well as five years of administrative experience. She has been working in the Schuylerville school district since 2006, first as an elementary literacy specialist, and then as assistant principal/summer school principal before starting her current position in 2012. She worked as a special education teacher for several years before teaching in Schuylerville.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to support Moreau Elementary School and to continue to build on its already established success,” Delair said. “I am honored to be working with staff that has a true love for education and genuine concern for the wellbeing of students. My hope is to provide opportunity and guidance for students that will motivate them to become outstanding citizens and impact the world in meaningful ways.”

Delair is a graduate of The College of Saint Rose, and received a master’s degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany. She earned a School Building Leader certification from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in 2009 and a School District Leader certification from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh in 2015.

Matthew Conrick, the current Moreau principal, will be transferring to Tanglewood Elementary school on Nov. 30 to become the new principal. The district’s Committee On Special Education Chairperson Jessica Spellburg will serve as the interim principal at Moreau Elementary School until Delair begins Jan. 4.

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