“He will have a good handle on finances,” and is an “excellent fit” for the district, she said.
Yelich said his experience has prepared him for the new post. This includes 12 years as a principal at Jamestown High School, starting in Aug. 2000. At Jamestown, “we always had to find creative ways of managing programs to face the fiscal challenges of a city school environment.” He also built two budgets at Waverly, a mid-sized rural district.
He had several teaching and administrative jobs after graduating from SUNY Buffalo in 1982 with a Bachelors of Science in Education. He received his Masters in Education in 1995 and his administrative certificate from SUNY Buffalo in 1997. He completed the school district leader program at SUNY Fedonia in 2010.
At Oneonta he plans on continuing what he has found to be a formula for success including a lot of outreach and community connections.
This included a lot of outreach to service organizations. He is “a proud Rotarian,” and plans on continuing the affiliation in Oneonta. “I like the opportunity for making connections that comes from their community activities,” he said.