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Thomas O'Brien - Superintendent of Schools

Thomas O'Brien - Superintendent of Schools
607-326-4151 , ext. 15
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December Newletter Message

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Well “Snowvember” has come to an end as we enter the heart of winter. December comes up so quickly in the school year. This year due to the way Christmas and New Year’s fall, the break is quite long and upon our students’ return we will be one week into January. This is a time of year when I have a great feeling of gratitude for my family and the life we have created here in Roxbury. This year we will be fortunate to be together as a family and I hope you have the opportunity to celebrate the gratitude that has come to you during this holiday season. 

This is a personal note as I wish to share some personal information with you. As you may be aware I have informed the Board of Education that I will be retiring in 2020. This is still the fact but I have moved the date up after doing a deeper analysis regarding my overall employment history with the New York State Teachers Retirement System. At the December 12, 2018 Board of Education meeting, I will be submitting my official letter of resignation with the intent to retire, effective January 2, 2020. This gives the Board of Education and the larger school community ample time to search for a successor superintendent.

In 2002 when I came to Roxbury my family made this our home. We raised our three children here and have planted roots in this region. We have deep gratitude for the privilege of calling this our home and we will continue to reside here after my retirement. The Roxbury Central School is a unique and special place and through the ups and downs of helping manage this organization, you cannot and never will see me hide my Roxbury Rocket Pride.

Take time for your family and take time for yourself during this holiday season and beyond and remember what is the most valuable thing to you.  For me, it is my family with our school becoming an extension of it.

Scatter Kindness, it’s free!

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