It is a great honor to be joining the Jr./Sr. High School family as the incoming building principal! I have enjoyed getting to know our community and building relationships as the principal of N.A. Walbran Elementary School over the past year and wish its talented students and faculty all the best. I look forward to maintaining and building upon the strong leadership of outgoing principal Mr. Grimshaw, and devoting myself to ensuring the strong traditions of academic and personal success at our Jr./Sr. High School continue.
For those of you who have not yet met me, I would like to share a little bit of my background. I am a proud graduate of SUNY Geneseo, LeMoyne College and SUNY Stony Brook. Prior to Oriskany, my educational journey began in the Rome City School District, where I was a special education teacher and instructional coach, and more recently in the New Hartford Central School District as Perry Junior High School's Dean of Students. These experiences helped shape me into an educational leader who seeks to be collaborative, positive and student-focused. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family and rooting on the Syracuse Orange and Buffalo Bills sports teams.
As we all know from the events of this past year, our approach throughout the upcoming year will require us to continue to be flexible and to stay in good communication with our students and families. Please continue to check the District website and social media outlets, as well as robo-calls, for any pertinent communications that require your attention.
I am grateful for the outstanding leadership of Superintendent Gaffney and our Oriskany team, and am excited for an outstanding year ahead!
Mark J. Ranieri
Jr./Sr. High School Principal