Middleburgh Central School has a new superintendent.
Mark Place, who’d previously served as superintendent of the Milford Central School District for five years, started at MCS Monday.
Mr. Place replaces Brian Dunn, who left MCS to become superintendent of the Pine Bush Central School District after four years in Middleburgh.
Mr. Place’s three-year contract will run through July 31, 2025; he’ll be getting help from Jeff Ziegler, interim superintendent since July 1, for his first month.
2022 marks Mr. Place’s 26th year as an educator.
He spent 13 years as a high school science teacher before moving into an administrative role in the City School District of Albany as their chief information officer, overseeing the integration of technology into the classroom and implementing teacher assessments.
After seven years, he was named superintendent at Milford Central School, a job he held for five years.
In January he was named acting executive director of Information and Technology at the Newburgh Enlarged City School District.
“I’m excited to have this opportunity to lead the Middleburgh Central School District,” Mr. Place said in a letter to the community.
“I look forward to forging a truly collaborative effort with the board, staff, families, students, and the community to build upon our many successes and identify new opportunities for our students.”