Superintendent of Schools
Secretary: Mrs. Laurie Coccionitti, email@example.com
Opportunities abound for students as new school year begins
(September 2017) - In a district the size of Williamsville, planning and preparedness are essential in order to ease the transition from summer’s end to the classroom. Last week, we welcomed back nearly 10,000 students and thanks to the outstanding efforts of our staff at every level, I am happy to report that we had a smooth start to the 2017-18 school year.
It was a very busy summer across the district with voter-approved capital project work taking place at several schools plus the completion of the new athletic fields at East and South high schools. These state-of-the-art facilities, along with the new athletic field complex at North High that opened a year ago, are a great source of pride for our entire community. It has been incredibly gratifying to witness the public support for the project and the excitement about the new fields throughout our community. It speaks volumes to our students and all area residents that we were able to bring this vision to fruition and invest in the future of our youth. Grand opening ceremonies for the new athletic fields are planned for September 15 at South High, beginning at 6:15 p.m., and on September 22 at East High, beginning at 6 p.m. Please join us and see the amazing work we accomplished together as a community.
As we look to the future, Williamsville’s award-winning music program will be the focus of the district’s next capital project. More than 50 percent of our students participate in music ensembles, beginning with choral groups in grade 3. Enrollment in our music program has outgrown the usable space, especially at the high schools. Preliminary plans call for upgrades at the middle schools and new music suites at each of the high schools. The final scope of the project will be determined in the coming months and voter approval in 2018 will be necessary.
A key goal for the district this year is to gather candid feedback from our stakeholders about what’s important to them when it comes to educating children and what our future priorities should be. With the support of the Board of Education, the district will develop and administer surveys to parents, staff members, and the community at large with the intent to use the data collected to affect meaningful change and decision-making. More information about the survey process will be shared soon and when asked, I hope you will take the opportunity to answer some questions and share your insights with us.Finally, all of our schools are now on Twitter so it is easier than ever to keep track of what’s happening across the district. We look forward to a productive, successful year!
Scott G. Martzloff, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
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Bio-Brief: Dr. Scott G. Martzloff began his tenure as Superintendent of Schools for the Williamsville Central School District on August 1, 2011. Prior to his appointment in Williamsville, the Rochester (NY) native was the superintendent of the Byron-Bergen Central School District, a rural district in Genesee County, for two years. Dr. Martzloff also worked eight years for the Rochester City School District, a large urban district with over 32,000 students, where he was an administrator for operations and served as a high school assistant principal. He began his career as a special education teacher in the Rush-Henrietta CSD located in suburban Rochester where he also served as an assistant principal.
Dr. Martzloff received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the College of The Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and earned his master’s degree in educational administration from the State University of New York at Brockport. He received a doctorate in education from the University of Rochester and holds permanent certification as a school district administrator in New York State.