On Thursday, May 12, 2022, the Victor Central School District Board of Education appointed Karen Finter as the District’s new Assistant Superintendent for Instruction effective July 1, 2022. For the past year, Finter has been serving as the VCS Director of Math and Science where she worked closely with math and science teachers in developing and implementing curriculum and instruction for PreK- 12 grade students.
Finter, a Penfield resident, came to VCS last June from the West Irondequoit School District where she spent seven years as the Director of Instruction for grades 7 – 12. Prior to this, she spent three years as the Science Supervisor for grades 7-12 and seven years as the Teaching/Learning Center Director of K-12 teacher professional development there. In addition to leadership roles, Finter spent eight years as a science teacher at both the junior and senior high school levels. She is also an adjunct professor at both Nazareth College and SUNY Oswego.
VCS Superintendent, Dr. Tim Terranova said the hiring process for the Assistant Superintendent position was robust. The District had over forty applicants and they were vetted through a five-step interview process that included input from over forty VCS staff and community members. “I am confident that we have filled this position with an exceptional candidate. Karen has done a fantastic job overseeing our PreK-12 math and science departments. I look forward to bringing her knowledge and leadership to the entire curriculum and instruction arena,” Terranova said.
Finter said “It is an incredible honor and privilege to serve the Victor school community as the next Assistant Superintendent for Instruction. As I have come to know the dedicated staff and outstanding students of VCS this year, I am so excited for the important work that lies ahead. I look forward to working collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders to ensure that our students can thrive academically, creatively, and socially. I know that together we can build and refine academic systems that allow every child to see a pathway to a bright future.”
Finter earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Rochester Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in Biology Education from SUNY Geneseo. She also holds certification in Educational Leadership from SUNY Oswego.