MS, Literacy, Nazareth College
CAS, Educational Administration, SUNY Oswego
School: ext. 2410
Jen grew up in the Finger Lakes region. She taught and worked as a school administrator in local school districts before coming to Victor Primary School in 2010 as the assistant principal. Jen lives in Victor with her husband and three children, all who attend school at VCS. She enjoys spending time with her family, paddle boarding, reading, and is currently learning to play the ukulele. Jen Check is honored to serve the Victor-Farmington community as the principal of Victor Primary School.
MA, Early Childhood Education, SUNY Geneseo
MS, Educational Leadership, SUNY Oswego
School: ext. 6410
Prior to joining the Victor Central Schools worked at Dalton Elementary School for 20 years teaching children in Kindergarten, First and Second grade. Joined the Early Childhood School as an Administrative Intern in 2006 before becoming Principal in 2006.
MBA, SUNY Oswego
CAS, School Business Administration, SUNY Brockport
School: ext. 1410
Originally a Syracuse native, Joe has spent nearly 20 years as the Director of Operations of an International Distribution company importing products from Europe for North America Distribution. Prior to coming to VCS in early 2018, Joe began as a Business Administrator at the Indian River School District.
Masters of Arts in Teaching, Simmons College Boston
Certificate of Advanced Study, Educational Administration, SUNY Brockport
School: ext. 4400
Prior to joining VCSD in 2014, Mr. Gee was a teacher of English at Norwell Middle School in Massachusetts and later at Brighton High School. In 2006, Mr. Gee accepted the position of Assistant Principal at Brighton High School, a position he held until joining VJH. While not at work, Mr. Gee spends time with his wife, two daughters, and their golden doodle, Boston. If he is not at home, Mr. Gee is likely mountain biking, hiking or snowshoeing local trails or playing his guitar. He believes deeply that each student can accomplish great things with the support caring adults.
MA, CAS, School Psychology, RIT
School Building & School District Leader Certifications, University of Rochester
School: ext. 6405
Prior to joining VECS in July 2007 as a school psychologist, worked as a second grade teacher, third grade special education teacher, and a school psychologist. In July 2014, began as Assistant Principal in VECS after completing one year as an intern assistant principal. Smiles each day while interacting and supporting our youngest learners growth as well as enjoys swimming, boating, running, and playing with her dogs.
MA, Liberal Arts, SUNY Brockport 2006
CAS, Educational Administration, SUNY Oswego 2012
School: ext. 5412
Raised in Michigan and upstate NY. Worked at Marion Central School District for 11 years, 10 years teaching secondary Mathematics and 1 year as a Teacher-on-Special-Assignment. Has been an Assistant Principal at Victor Senior High School for 5 years. Lives in Farmington with husband Bob (Physical Education teacher in Marion) and her son Andrew (11) and daughter Emma (9).
Masters of Business Administration, Finance, Southern Illinois University 1986
Certificate of Advanced Study, Educational Administration, SUNY Brockport 1999
School: ext. 1110
BA, Vocal Performance, SUNY Geneseo 2005
MS, Literacy, St. John Fisher College 2009
Educational Leadership, University of Rochester 2011
School: ext. 2600
Grew up in Penfield, NY. Attended SUNY Geneseo and began teaching in the Rochester City School District. Had various roles while employed by the city for 11 years. Taught Kindergarten, worked as an intervention teacher, spent time as a K-2 Instructional Coach and district-wide K-6 ELA Instructional Coach. Became the Assistant Principal at Roberto Clemente School No. 8 in 2015 before joining Victor as the Assistant Principal in Summer of 2017.
Lives in Penfield and spends time being an Aunt to her many nieces and nephews and traveling whenever possible.
MS, Literacy, Nazareth College 1990
CAS, Educational Administration, SUNY Oswego 2000
School: ext. 3405
Born and raised in Rochester, NY, Attended SUNY Geneseo. Taught elementray school for five years in the Rochester City School District and five years in Pittsford Central School District. Served as Director of Math for East Irondequoit School District before coming to Victor as Assistant Principal in 2005. Lives in Victor with her husband (John). Has three children: John (24), Megan (22), Ryan (20).
B.T., Mechanical Engineering, SUNY Polytechnic Institute 1988
School: ext. 5800
Born in Canada and raised in Newark, NY. Worked for 3 years in the research and development lab at Utica Boilers before moving to Ithaca to work at Fred H. Thomas Associates as a Mechanical Engineer for 5 years. Moved to Rochester in 1992 to work at MRB Engineering Group for 9 years followed by 5 years at Frontier Telephone as a Facility Manager. He has worked at Victor Schools as the Director of Facilities since 2005. Lives in Rush, NY with his wife and their children Molly (19) Jack (17) and Tim (17) and has a grown son Robert (25) who lives in Victor.
MS, Education, Elmira College 1988
Certificate of Advanced Study, Educational Administration, SUNY Oswego 2005
School: ext. 1455
Melanie began her teaching career as a special education teacher in Penn Yan, NY, teaching at Penn Yan Jr. High School and Penn Yan Academy before becoming the Committee on Special Education Chairperson for the district. She was hired as Victor’s CSE Chairperson in 2005, was named Director of Special Education in 2009, and currently serves as the Director of Special Programs and Compliance. She serves on the Board of Directors of Family Promise of Ontario County, and in her spare time you will find her gardening, cooking and volunteering at Light Hill Comfort Care Home. She and her husband, Jim, live in Bloomfield and have two daughters, Emily, a physician assistant with the University of Rochester, and Kate, a design thinking consultant in Washington, D.C.
MS, Education, Old Dominion University 1989
Certificate of Advanced Study, Educational Administration, SUNY Brockport 2001
School: ext. 1450
Veronica (Roni) Puglisi began her teaching career as a special education teacher working with autistic children and students with emotional disturbances in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area. After teaching for five years, she became an Instructional Support Teacher Counselor and Teacher Specialist for the public schools and regional programs in Virginia. Roni moved to the Rochester area and was employed as a special education teacher at Victor Primary School in 1995. She was a self-contained special education teacher and a resource room teacher for seven years at the Primary School. After completing her administrative degree, Roni was a staff developer for the District. She has been an administrator in Victor for the past fifteen years serving as an Assistant Principal at the Senior High School, Assistant Principal at the Junior High School and is currently the Director of Educational and Support Services. Roni has two daughters, Brittany, a fashion merchandiser in NYC, and Morgan, a Clinical Research Coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania.