On Wednesday, November 10, 2021, the Victor Central School District Board of Education appointed Tom Cheevers as the new Assistant Principal for the Intermediate School effective January 3, 2022. Cheevers will replace Michele Maloney who is retiring at the end of December. Special thanks to Mrs. Maloney for her 16 years of service to VCS.
Cheevers is no stranger to the Intermediate School. He has been a Special Education Teacher in the building since 2014 supporting students with disabilities grades 4-6. Prior to joining VCS, Cheevers was a Teaching Fellow at Bay Trail Middle School in Penfield.
Cheevers said while it has been a privilege working with so many amazing students, staff members, and families over the last eight years, he is looking forwarding to filling another important role at the VIS. “I am thrilled to be joining the administrative team at the Intermediate School and look forward to supporting the academic and social-emotional growth of our students in this new role," he said.
Cheevers brings a wealth of leadership experience to his new position as Assistant Principal. In addition to being the Special Education Teacher Leader at the Intermediate School, he has served as the Extended School Year Coordinator for all of VCS. Other leadership roles include being the ELA Coordinator for VIS since August 2021, and overseeing the Extended Year Program for special education in our District last summer.
While Cheevers holds numerous professional teaching certifications (Students with Disabilities, Childhood Education, and Middle Childhood Generalist), this past spring he achieved the highest certification a teacher can hold by becoming a National Board Certified teacher in his area as an “Exceptional Needs Specialist.” Just under three percent of our nation’s teachers achieve this recognition.
Mr. Cheevers earned his Bachelor's Degree in Inclusive Childhood Education and History from Nazareth College in 2013. He also earned his Master’s Degree there in 2014 in Inclusive Childhood Education/Severe & Multiple Disabilities. This December, he will finalize his certifications in School Building and District Leadership from the University of Rochester.