On Thursday, October 10, 2019, the Victor Board of Education named Jay Schickling as its new Assistant Superintendent for Business. Schickling replaces Interim Business Official, John Zappia, who has been filling the post since July, following the resignation of Joseph Dougherty.
Schickling has 14 years of business experience in both the private sector and school setting. Prior to coming to VCS, he was the Director of Finance and Operations for Marion Central Schools where he was responsible for the development and management of a $20.5 M budget, as well as the administration of the food service, transportation and facilities departments. In 2017, Schickling spent several months working for Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES as the School Business Official at Palmyra-Macedon Central School District. From 2016 to 2017, Schickling was the School Business Leader Intern at Rush-Henrietta Central School District. He was also a business teacher and assistant coach for that district from 2008 to 2017.
Schickling earned a B.S. in Marketing and Business Administration from St. John Fisher College in 2005 and a Business and Marketing Education Certificate from Buffalo State College in 2007. In 2011, he earned a M.S. in Business Administration from SUNY Empire State College in Saratoga, New York, and in 2017, he completed his Masters of Educational Leadership and Policy Certificate of Advanced Study from the University of Buffalo.
Schickling is currently the President of the Wayne-Finger Lakes Chapter of the New York State Association of Business Officials. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Evergreen Federal Credit Union in Rochester, New York. Other professional accomplishments include being a graduate of the New York State Association of School Business Officials’ (NYSASBO) 2018-2019 Leadership Academy and completing the School Business Official Boot Camp at the New York State Comptroller’s Accounting School and NYSASBO School Accounting workshop.
Schickling was a two sport athlete at St. John Fisher College (football and lacrosse) and was scouted by multiple NFL franchises. He was also an Assistant Coach at the collegiate level for two NCAA football programs and coached three interscholastic sports at Rush-Henrietta Central Schools, producing sectional finalists in football and State finalists in wrestling.
“I am thrilled to be joining a school district with a long-standing track record of academic and extra-curricular excellence. The Victor Central School District is unique in its ability to offer such a vast array of programs and experiences for children while maintaining a close-knit community atmosphere,” Schickling said.