Michael Healey

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ARGYLE — The school board has selected Galway high school Principal Michael Healey as its next superintendent of schools.

The board announced Thursday it intends to appoint Healey at its Dec. 8 meeting. Healey is being offered a 3 1/2-year contract at a starting salary of $125,000. He is expected to begin work on Jan. 2.

Board President Pam Ellis said Healey has experience working in districts similar to Argyle’s.

“His particular strengths include his creativity and innovation in problem-solving, student-centered focus, and ability to work with all school groups. The board believes Mr. Healey will bring new insights on delivering instruction in today’s classroom,” Ellis said in a news release.

Healey has been in his current position since 2012. Before coming to Galway, he spent 11 years in the Northville Central School District.

He started as a health and special education teacher and later served as dean of students, preK-12 assistant principal and junior-senior high school principal and chairman of the committee on special education.

Healey said he looks forward to working with Argyle with its supportive community, dedicated staff and great students.

“Small schools, like Argyle, provide the opportunity to really get to know each and every student. Being in the same building and seeing my students every day is important to me and just one of the many benefits of working in the Argyle Central School District,” he said in a news release.

The other two finalists were Thomas McGurl, principal for grades six through 12 at Fort Edward, and Sharon McTygue, director of special services at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake.

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