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D.H. Robbins principal

POSTED 8/6/2013
OESJ board appoints elementary principal
The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School Board of Education Monday, Aug. 5 appointed Rebecca M. Marzeski as principal of the David H. Robbins Elementary School. 

For the past three years, Marzeski was principal of the Walter B. Howard Elementary School in the New Lebanon Central School District. Prior to working in New Lebanon, Marzeski worked for two years in the Rome City School District serving as the Staley Upper Elementary School’s assistant principal and then the district’s director of school improvement. Before beginning her administrative career, Marzeski was an elementary teacher in the Mount Markham Central School District for 16 years. She achieved National Board Certification in 2004. 

Marzeski’s appointment takes effect immediately. 

“With the implementation of new Common Core Learning Standards, this is a period of great change in education,” OESJ Superintendent Laura Lawrence said. “Ms. Marzeski’s past administrative experience, including her work in curriculum and professional development, will be an asset to D.H. Robbins and the entire district.” 

Marzeski obtained a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in reading from the State University of New York at Oneonta. She earned her school building and district leader certification from SUNY Cortland. 

Marzeski’s appointment fills one of two administrative vacancies in the district. The principal’s position at the OESJ High School is currently vacant. The board of education will interview principal candidates at their meeting Wednesday, Aug. 7. [view agenda]

Earlier this year, Brett Barr was appointed principal of the district’s Oppenheim campus where an elementary school and the districtwide middle school, for students in grades six through eight, will be located.

Caption: Rebecca Marzeski has been appointed principal of the David H. Robbins Elementary School.