April 6, 2022
Dear Carmel Community,
Last week, I sent out a survey to obtain your feedback to help inform our search for the next Superintendent of Instruction for the district. Thank you to those of you who provided thoughtful responses to that survey. Your insight will be most helpful during the search process to identify a candidate who will be successful here in Carmel Central School District.
While the search is being conducted, I am pleased to share that the Board of Education has approved the appointment of Mary Foster, Ed.D., as our Interim Superintendent of Instruction.
Mary will join our district beginning April 18 in the interim role and comes to us with an incredible amount of experience after a lengthy career in education with the Peekskill City School District. During her career, she has spanned all areas of the public-school education system beginning as a special education teacher and moving on to the Director of Early Childhood, Elementary Principal, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education, even serving as an Interim Superintendent.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education degrees from Loyola College and her Doctor of Education from Manhattanville College. Mary also holds permanent New York State certifications in School District Administration; Nursery, Kindergarten and Grades 1-6; as well as Special Education. Most recently, she has been sharing her expertise as an educational consultant, analyzing special education programs for grades K-12 and leading professional development opportunities for elementary principals and district administrators.
We look forward to welcoming Mary later this month and working with her to continue to advance our district in new directions. As always, should you have any questions, please reach out to my office for guidance.
Superintendent of Schools