CORINTH — A Shenendehowa administrator has been picked to lead Corinth Elementary School.
The school board has hired Renée Young, who is currently serving as the special education academic administrator for kindergarten through fifth grade at the 9,800-student Saratoga County school district.
Corinth Superintendent Mark Stratton said Young stood out from a competitive pool of candidates because of her experience.
Young was a classroom teacher for 19 years, including one year as the literacy coach at Shenendehowa. She also served as the extended school year principal for two summers in the district, when she was responsible for the education of more than 250 students with disabilities.
Stratton said Young is familiar with the academic intervention programs that the district uses and has a strong literacy background.
“We’re very excited to have her. She has extensive work with the curriculum, with professional development. She has expertise in the area of school safety. She came very highly recommended and we can’t wait for her to start,” he said.
Young’s first day is Jan. 2. She was given a four-year contract with a starting salary of $96,000 per year.
Young said she wanted to apply for the position because she heard Corinth is a wonderful community.
“Through the many conversations I have had with community members and school employees, I have learned that whenever there is a need, Corinth pulls together to support one another,” she said in an email. “Working within the Corinth system to support our professionals in their efforts to educate our youth is a great honor.”
Young already has come in a couple of times during her vacation to meet with school leaders, including interim Principal Mark Doody, to prepare for the transition, Stratton said.
Doody has been in the position since the start of the school year, after Jennifer Steimle left to become director of K-12 humanities and elementary education at the Saratoga Springs city district.