Thursday, November 12, 2020, the Victor Central School District Board of Education appointed Victor Early Childhood School (VECS) Principal, Dorothy DiAngelo, as the new Assistant Superintendent for Personnel effective January 4, 2021. DiAngelo replaces Interim Assistant Superintendent for Personnel, Michael Crumb, who has been filling the post since the August resignation of James Haugh, who left to become the Superintendent at the East Rochester Union Free School District.
The District received 35 applicants for this position. An extensive review process, including screening interviews, a large committee interview, a final interview with the Superintendent and numerous reference checks occurred in order for the District to make the best decision possible.
DiAngelo brings a wealth of human resource experience to her new administrative post. During her nearly 15 years as the Principal at the Early Childhood School, she was actively involved in all aspects of recruitment, hiring and supervision as they related to her building. In addition to being responsible for hiring, supervising, mentoring and evaluating the VECS Assistant Principal, she interviewed and hired 75% of the current VECS teaching staff and 50% of that building’s current aides. During her tenure as Principal, she also supervised and evaluated three administrative interns and completed more than 500 classroom teacher observations and 300 teacher aide observations and evaluations.
This background in teaching and instructional leadership will enable her to collaborate with principals and leadership staff around high expectations and clear protocols for hiring teachers as well as improving teacher practice.
In addition to extensive human resources experience, DiAngelo brings critical labor relations and negotiations experience to her new post. She has been the President of the Victor Administrators and Supervisors’ Association (VASA) since 2018. She was also a member of the VASA Negotiations Team for three contracts and served as lead negotiator for the VASA’s 2019 contract. Other labor relations and negotiations experiences include working with VASA and Civil Services Employees Association (CSEA) building representatives to support staff, and collaborating with Victor Teachers’ Association (VTA) leadership and the Assistant Superintendent for Personnel to revise teacher leader positions at the elementary level and to establish an observation tool for service providers.
DiAngelo’s experience spans all aspects of leadership and management. Throughout her tenure as the VECS Principal, she developed and implemented a variety of building and District level initiatives. From facilitating the 2019-2020 PreK-12 ELA Review to engaging in planning for the VECS for the 2008, 2012, 2019 and 2021 Capital Projects, DiAngelo’s leadership style has always been positive, proactive and personable.
DiAngelo said it has been an absolute privilege to work alongside the staff at the Early Childhood School and the VCS Administrative Team over the course of the past fourteen and a half years in her role as a building leader. “I am excited to have this opportunity to support the work of the District on a broader scale as the Assistant Superintendent for Personnel.”