Long Time Principal Leaving Dansville CSD

Billy T —  Friday, January 24, 2014

Dansville, New York, January 22, 2014 – The Dansville Central School District announced today that the Board of Education Accepted the resignation of Amy Schiavi, 7‐9 High School Co‐ Principal effective February 7, 2014 after 14 years.

“I care deeply for the children and families I have come to know in the Dansville community, and I leave with fond memories of the time I spent here,” said Schiavi. “I’m thankful for the opportunities that have been provided, the support I received, and the opportunity to work with such a talented group of individuals.”

Schiavi began her career at Dansville CSD in 2000 as a 7th grade math teacher and ended her teaching career as an 8th grade math teacher, prior to being promoted to her current position of principal. Before joining Dansville, she taught at Crestwood Children’s Center.

Schiavi has been with Dansville CSD for more than a decade and values the experience. “I carry with me the ideal that in leadership people know when you lead from the heart and with compassion. During my time at Dansville, every decision I made was grounded in the best interest of the children,” she said.

Schiavi will join the Rochester City School District (RCSD) as Chief of Secondary Schools. She views her transition not as an ending, but as a way to continue impacting education on a larger scale.

Michael Falzoi, 10‐12 High School Co‐Principal will assume leadership responsibilities for the entire 7‐12 secondary program. The District will fill the vacant administrative position with an interim administrator to assist with new state mandated teacher observation and evaluation requirements (APPR). Over the next few months, the Board of Education will consider administrative restructuring options in the High School.

Schiavi’s career in Dansville can be summed up in three words, “steadfast student advocacy,” said Dr. Paul Alioto, Superintendent, Dansville Central School District. “Ms. Schiavi has impressed me as a courageous educational leader. The greater the challenge, the greater her resolve. Our school community has benefitted from Ms. Schiavi’s leadership and we are very grateful for her service to the children and families of Dansville.”