SCOTIA — After a five-month search, the Scotia-Glenville Central School District has found its next assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction.
Karen Swain was appointed to the position Monday night by the Board of Education. She is the current assistant director for planning and accountability in the Schenectady City School District. She will start her new position Jan. 14 and be paid a $107,000 annual salary.
“This was a chance for me to come home,” said Swain, 37, of Scotia. “I’m really proud that I’m from Scotia. They made me college- and career-ready before it was a mandate.”
Swain was selected from an initial pool of 40 candidates. She succeeds Maureen Long, who resigned in July to accept a superintendent position at the Menands school district.
Swain grew up in Scotia, attending Lincoln Elementary School and then Scotia-Glenville High School. She graduated in 1994 and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from SUNY Oneonta, a master’s in reading from the University at Albany an education administration degree from the Massachusetts College Liberal Arts.
In her new role, Swain will oversee the implementation the Common Core Learning Stan dards, manage and report data other information required by state, lead program development establish levels of satisfactory stu dent achievement performance and create budgets for the K-12 in structional program, among other responsibilities.