VOORHEESVILLE — When school starts up, Clayton A. Bouton High School will have a new high school principal.
Last month the Voorheesville Central School Board appointed Kristin DuGuay as the high school’s new principal after a competitive process that included interviews with district leadership, administration and faculty, and community stakeholder interviews with staff, parents and a student.
“Voorheesville Central School District provides its students with a world class education and I am grateful to be part of such an outstanding team,” DuGuay said. “As a leader, one thing I value most is building strong and trusting relationships with stakeholders in the school, community, and beyond. I look forward to getting to know the students, staff, and families and hearing about what makes Voorheesville such a great place to work and attend school. I am open-minded and believe in a growth mindset, so I encourage you to share new ideas and thoughts around how to enhance the learning experience for all students. I look forward to being part of a community that is committed to and invested in the students at the school.”
DuGuay was previously employed by Schoharie Central School District. She is state certified in the areas of School Building Leadership, Literacy 5-12, and English Language Arts 7-12. For the last three years, as the Assistant Principal at Schoharie Jr./Sr. High School and Data Protection Officer for Schoharie CSD. DuGuay has worked with many teams to optimize the learning atmosphere, student achievement, and overall social-emotional well-being of staff and students. In addition, for nine years she was a high school English Language Arts Teacher at Johnstown CSD where she also spent a year and a half as Program Coordinator of the Computer Science & Game Arts PTECH.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education (English Language Arts) at the College of Saint Rose in 2009. From there, she completed a Master of Science in Literacy Education 5-12 and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Teacher Leadership at SUNY Plattsburgh.
“We are pleased to have Mrs. DuGuay as part of the Clayton A. Bouton team,” said Superintendent Frank Macri said. “She values community involvement and respects inclusivity. The district has confidence that Mrs. DuGuay will be able to build connections and be effectively responsive to the needs of our students and staff.”