Superintendent of Schools
Secretary: Mrs. Laurie Coccionitti, firstname.lastname@example.org
Busy summer ahead for Williamsville schools
June 2017 - To begin, I would like to thank voters for their resounding support of the school district budget, which passed by more than a four-to-one margin on May 16. The success of the budget vote speaks to the community support for what we do every day in our schools to make a positive difference in the lives of students.
I also want to congratulate and welcome our newly elected school board members, Dr. Kurt Venator,
Dr. Susan McClary, and Philip S. Meyer. They take the oath of office Wednesday, July 5 at the Board of Education’s annual organizational meeting. At the same time, we say good bye to three Board members who will be stepping down at the end of June: Dr. Patricia Losito, Michael Schmidt, and Ronald Shubert. We are grateful for the time, wisdom and leadership they devoted in service to our schools and our community.
It has been a busy year. We celebrated remarkable student achievements, state champion athletic teams, faculty awards, program honors, and wonderful fine arts performances. Now, we’re busy prepping for summer construction, maintenance projects, professional development, curriculum work and, of course, some rest and recreation. We are on schedule to complete the new athletic field complexes at East and South high schools by September, in time to host home games in the 2017 fall season. Information about grand opening ceremonies for the new athletic fields at each site will be announced later this summer. In addition, major facility work will be conducted at several schools to complete projects outlined in the voter-approved 2015 Facilities Improvement Plan. The scheduled work is outlined, by building, on our website www.williamsvillek12.org/facilities . Due to the extent of the construction work scheduled at South, the high school campus will be closed most of July and August.
Summer school begins July 5, with the high school program being held at Williamsville East and the elementary/middle school program at Dodge Elementary. Visit the district website to learn more about driver education, music programs, and an extensive array of Community Education classes being offered this summer. Stay connected all summer long by following us on Twitter (@WCSD_K12) and on Facebook (@WCSDK12).
Gretchen Rubin, author of the Happiness Project, wrote, “The days are long but the years are short.” In a blink of an eye, thirteen years have passed for the nearly 800 Williamsville seniors set to graduate next weekend. Their futures hold limitless possibilities and we send them forth well prepared for the next leg of their journey. Congratulations Class of 2017!
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.