VCS Names New Director of Elementary Special Education

VCS Names New Director of Elementary Special Education

On Thursday, June 9th, 2022, the Victor Central School District Board of Education appointed Amanda Tripp as the District’s new Director of Elementary Special Education. Tripp, a VCS District-Wide School Psychologist, has been serving as the Acting Assistant Director of Special Education since February.

Tripp has been with the Victor Central School District since 2005 when she started as a school psychologist in the Junior High School. In 2016 she became the district-wide school psychologist. In addition, she was the department chairperson and coordinated the work of the Committee on Preschool Special Education. She also served as the chairperson for the Committee on Special Education for out-of-district, LifePrep@Naz, and home-instructed students. Other work included leading the New York State Education Department of Education Compliance Review, coordinating with the district’s special education attorney, and acting as a student advocate to ensure the rights of all students are respected and that all have equal access to the educational opportunities to meet their needs and abilities within the least restrictive environment. 

Tripp’s leadership in special education at VCS is undeniable. She has been the Co-Facilitator of the VCS Special Education Review Committee since 2019. She has also been the K-12 School Psychologist Teacher Leader since 2021. Through the years, she has held numerous other leadership roles including 7-12 Special Education Department Chair from 2008-2014 and Principal of the Extended School Year Program in 2019. As the new Director of Elementary Special Education, Tripp will coordinate and provide support to special education programming, practices and decision making at the elementary level. 

Tripp said she is excited to continue serving the students, families, and staff within the Victor Central School District. “I look forward to the important work ahead as the Director of Special Education at the elementary level,” she said.

VCS Superintendent, Dr. Tim Terranova said, “Amanda’s combination of significant experience, dedication and empathy will serve us well as we work to offer the highest level of service for our VCS families. She has earned the trust of her colleagues, fellow administrators, parents, and students throughout her 17-year career at VCS and I am thrilled to have her part of our leadership team.”