VCS Names Interim Primary School Principal

VCS Names Interim Primary School Principal

Friday, December 11, 2020

Dear Parents,

Principal Jennifer Check resigned unexpectedly yesterday from her position due to personal reasons. We thank Mrs. Check for her service and wish her the very best in the future.

In an effort to create the most seamless transition for Primary students, staff and parents, on Thursday, December 10th, the VCS Board of Education approved the immediate appointment of former Primary School Principal, Danielle Dehm. Dehm will serve as the Interim Primary School Principal effective Monday, December 14th and will remain in the role until a full search for a permanent Principal replacement can be done in the spring.

For those who do not know, Mrs. Dehm has a rich and robust history at VCS having worked for the District for 24 years, and as the Primary School Principal for 21 years, from 1998 to 2017. After her retirement in 2017, Dehm continued to support her passion for education serving as the Co-Director for the Summer LEAP @ West Irondequoit program (2018, 2019, 2020), the Interim Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Student Learning for Palmyra-Macedon CSD (December 2019-June 2020) and the Interim High School Principal for Newark CSD (August 2020 – October 2020). She also continues to serve as an Adjunct Professor for the Educational Administration Program at SUNY College at Oswego.

In times of change and uncertainty, I am grateful to welcome Mrs. Dehm back to the VCS family and her familiar helm as the Primary School Principal. A full search for a permanent Principal replacement at the Primary School will take place this spring.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. 

With gratitude,

Tim Terranova, Ed.D.