POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. -- Carol Conklin-Spillane began serving as the new superintendent of Pocantico Hills Central School on July 1, and she's enjoying the reception she's received from the residents.
"I thank the families of this district for the warm welcome to this wonderful school community," she said. "This summer has been a busy and productive one working with faculty and staff to get ready for an exciting school year, and we are looking forward to welcoming children back to school on Sept. 6."
Previously, Conklin-Spillane had been principal of Sleepy Hollow High School since 1994. In that role, she worked closely with Pocantico Hills Central School -- which is pre-K through 8 -- as principal of one of three partnering high schools for Pocantico's graduating eighth-grade students.
"The Board of Education is especially excited to have Mrs. Conklin-Spillane join Pocantico's administration because of her long and positive relationship with our district," says Board President Emily Segal. "In Carol, we have a respected, nationally-recognized educator who also brings demonstrated commitment to our children. She is a student-centered teacher and leader who appreciates the wonderful traditions that make Pocantico such a special place, and also recognizes the need for innovation and rigor in 21st-century academics."