SINCLAIRVILLE - Two new principals will be working for the Cassadaga Valley Central School.
One principal is already familiar to many in the district. Joshua Gilevski has worked at Sinclairville Elementary School as a counselor for the past five years. He will be Cassadaga Elementary School principal for the 2012-13 school year, replacing Elizabeth Rich. Gilevski will be paid $75,000 for the year.
The Cassadaga Elementary School houses pre-kindergarten through second grades. In addition to his duties as principal, he will serve as chairperson of the committee on special education and chairperson of the committee on preschool special education.
Newly appointed administrators Tara DiDomenico-Sorrento and Joshua Gilevski attended the recent meeting of the Cassadaga Valley Central School Board of Education. They were congratulated on their new positions by Superintendent Scott Smith and the members of the Board of Education.
Gilevski received his undergraduate degree from St. Bonaventure University in 2004. He also earned a master's degree in counseling from St. Bonaventure. In addition he received a certification in school building leadership at St. Bonaventure. The certification required the completion of an internship. Gilevski completed 600 hours of this requirement through the Cassadaga Valley Central School District.
Dr. Tara DiDomenico-Sorrento was appointed high school principal. She replaces Jud Foy, who retired.
For the past four years, she worked as House 1 Principal 1 at Orchard Park High School. Previous assignments included service as a school counselor at Frontier High School, Middleport Elementary School and Belmont BOCES.
DiDomenico-Sorrento recently received a doctorate from D'Youville College in Buffalo in educational leadership. Her salary will be $88,000. Her position is classified as a 12-month position. She is subject to a two-year probationary period.
In addition to her duties as principal, she will serve as faculty adviser to the extracurricular fund. She plans to begin working for the district Wednesday.
"I believe open communication is key to providing a seamless transition for students and families," DiDomenico-Sorrento said in a news release. "My main goal for Cassadaga Valley High School is to assist students, staff, and faculty to meet the common goal of building a strong school community where the primary concern is the needs of our students. As the new principal, it is important to me to build relationships and assist students in meeting their full potential."