Interim Superintendent of Schools ~ Dennis Ford
On Thursday, June 13th, at its regular meeting, the Victor Board of Education appointed veteran educator, Dennis Ford, to the position of Interim Superintendent. Ford will serve VCS through early 2020 as the District works through the search process for the successor to Superintendent Dr. Dawn Santiago-Marullo who retired in July.
Ford said he is excited to join VCS and looks forward to helping the District continue preparations for the arrival of its new Superintendent during the 2019-20 school year. "Victor has so very much to be proud of as you have grown to be one of the most successful districts in the region. It is so easy to see the District is filled with great kids, an accomplished staff providing wonderful opportunities, and a tremendously supportive community," he said.
Ford brings 45 years of education experience to our District, including seven years as a building level administrator, four years as an Assistant/Associate Superintendent, and 21 years as a Superintendent of Schools in Amherst, Depew, Akron, and while serving the state and the Buffalo City School District as a state approved Education Partner Organization (EPO) Superintendent. The latter experience came while working for M&T Bank in Buffalo for their Buffalo Promise Neighborhood and foundation initiatives.
Ford also brings a deep-rooted connection to the education arena of our greater area. He began his career as an English teacher in the Newark Central School District in Wayne County. During his 16 years in Newark he also served as an assistant principal, principal, interim district office administrator, the developer and editor of the first district newsletter, grant writer, junior varsity coach (baseball) and modified coach (basketball/football). In addition, Ford served as the play-by-play voice for high school football and basketball games on WACK radio in Newark.
"Coming to the Victor CSD at the end of my career is particularly exciting for me," said Ford. "In a funny way, this is almost like a homecoming since the first 16 years of my career as a teacher and administrator began about 20 miles up the road in Newark."