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April 4, 2014

Unadilla Elementary School hires principal with local ties

By Jessica Reynolds Staff Writer
The Daily Star

---- — An Otsego County native will soon be returning to the area to take over as principal of Unadilla Elementary School this July, according to a press release from the Unatego Central School District.

Katherine Mazourek, who currently lives and works in Jonesboro, Ark., will replace Tim Ryan as principal of the school, Unadilla Elementary School officials said. Ryan has accepted a position as superintendent of the Cherry Valley — Springfield Central School District, officials said.

According to the release, the Unatego Central School District is pleased to announce that Mazourek accepted the offer to be principal. Mazourek has worked for six years as elementary principal of the Westside Consolidated School District’s  680-student elementary school in Jonesboro, the release said. She will officially take office at Unadilla’s Elementary School on July 1. 

Mazourek will join Unatego Central School District Superintendent, Charles A. Molloy.     

Originally from Newfield, Mazourek taught music in Newfield and in Richfield Springs before moving to Arkansas, the release said. She then became an administrator for Gaston County Schools in Gastonia, N.C., before moving back to Arkansas.

Mazourek, who has a husband and a son, brings many years of experience with the Common Core and the Danielson Model for teacher evaluations, the release said. She is described by references as “a child-centered educator who is well-liked and respected” by her colleagues, students and parents.

“The Unatego Central School District is fortunate,” the release said, “to hire such a talented administrator to compliment a great teaching and support staff at Unadilla.”