Posted: March 28, 2012
BC Names New High School Principal
Scott Landry, assistant principal at Bethlehem Central High School, will be the school’s new principal, effective July 1.
The Board of Education appointed Landry at its March 28 meeting. Landry will replace Charles Abba, who is retiring after 22 years with district.
“Mr. Landry has proven himself to be an effective leader whose integrity and commitment to educational excellence are without question,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Thomas Douglas.
In recent weeks, interview teams made up of teachers, support staff, parents, students - including members of the student senate - and administrators met with talented applicants out of a pool of 50 potential candidates interested in the position.
“This is a great honor for me, and I’d like to thank Chuck Abba for his leadership and all he has done for this district,” said Landry. “We have much to do in the days and weeks and ahead and I look forward to working with Dr. Douglas, Assistant Superintendent Jody Monroe, Board President Diane Giacone Stever, the Board of Education, an unbelievably talented faculty and staff, a tremendous student body, and a very supportive school community. We will continue to demand nothing but the best from all of us as we uphold the traditions of excellence here at BC.”
Landry has been the assistant principal at BCHS for the past nine years, and was the assistant principal at Schalmont High School from 2001 to 2003. He also completed an internship as summer school principal at Schalmont in 2001. Prior to that, he was an eighth-grade English teacher and Boys Varsity Soccer Coach in Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School District for seven years.
This past summer Landry was selected to participate in the Navy Aircraft Carrier Ride Along program and was flown out to the USS Dwight D Eisenhower in recognition of his work with at-risk students and English Second Language learners. In 2006, he was selected as the Mentor of the Year for the Capital District Association for Women in Administration.
Landry lives in Schenectady with his wife Annette
and three children, Ashley, Tyler, and Alyssa.